Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Theresa Pancotto, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM: Neurology

Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 2013
    Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN
  • 2011
    Masters of Veterinary Science
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2007
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Tufts Cummings’ School of Veterinary Medicine
    Grafton, MA
  • 2007
    Masters of Science, Laboratory Animal Medicine
    Tufts Cummings’ School of Veterinary Medicine
    Grafton, MA
  • 2002
    Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Psychology
    Duke University
    Durham, NC

Board Certification

2011 - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)

Research Interests & Experience

  • Collaborative research in spinal cord regeneration and brain cancers

Professional Experience

  • 2011-present
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2008-2011
    Resident, Small Animal Neurology/Neurosurgery
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2007-2008
    Intern, Small Animal Surgery and Medicine
    Affiliated Veterinary Specialists
    Maitland, FL

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Neurosurgical Society
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

Selected Publications

  1. Pancotto TE, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Zimmerman K, Robertson JL, Were SR. Intramedullary spinal cord neoplasia in 53 dogs (1990-2010): distribution, clinicopathologic characteristics, and clinical behavior. JVIM 2013. 27(6):1500-8.
  2. Rossmeisl JH Jr, White C, Pancotto TE, Bays A, Henao-Guerrero PN. Acute adverse events associated with ventral slot decompression in 546 dogs with cervical intervertebral disc disease. Vet Surg. 2013. 42(7):795-806.
  3. Garcia PA, Pancotto T, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Henao-Guerrero N, Gustafson NR, Daniel GB, Robertson JL, Ellis TL, Davalos RV. Non-thermal irreversible electroporation (N-TIRE) and adjuvant fractionated radiotherapeutic multimodal therapy for intracranial malignant glioma in a canine patient. Technol Cancer Res Treat 2011. 10(1):73-83.
  4. Pancotto T, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Panciera DL, Zimmerman KL. Blood-brain-barrier disruption in chronic canine hypothyroidism. Vet Clin Pathol 2010. 39(4):485-93.