Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

John H. Rossmeisl, Jr., DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM: Internal Medicine and Neurology

Dr. John H. Rossmeisl
Associate Professor
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 2003
    Master of Science
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1997
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Auburn, AL
  • 1993
    Bachelor of Arts, Zoology and German
    University of New Hampshire
    Durham, NH

Board Certification

2003 - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)

2001 - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Research Interests & Experience

  • Primary brain tumors
  • Medical device development
  • Central nervous system drug delivery
  • Endocrinology

Honors & Awards

  • 2014
    Zoetis Award for Research Excellence
  • 2011
    Virginia M. and Edward E. Thompson Award
  • 2008
    Student AVMA Teaching Excellence Award-Clinical Sciences

Professional Experience

  • 2009-present
    Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2003-2009
    Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2001-2003
    Resident and Clinical Instructor, Neurology/Neurosurgery
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1998-2001
    Resident, Small Animal Internal Medicine
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1997-1998
    Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
    School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
  • 1993-1997
    Research Fellow
    Scott-Ritchey Research Center
    Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Auburn, AL

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Veterinary Clinicians
  • Society of Phi Zeta

Selected Publications

  1. Rossmeisl JH, Andriani RT, Cecere T, Lahmers K, LeRoith T, Zimmerman KL, Gibo D, Debinski W. Frame-based stereotactic biopsy of canine brain masses: technique and clinical results in 26 cases. Front Vet Sci 2015 e-pub ahead of print 7/13/15; doi: 10.3389/fvets.2015.00020
    Open Access publication http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fvets.2015.00020/abstract
  2. Rossmeisl JH, Kopf K, Ruth J. Magnetic resonance imaging of meningiomas associated with transcalvarial extension through osteolytic skull defects in a cat and two dogs. J Vet Med Res 2015 2(3): 1025
    Open Access publication http://www.jscimedcentral.com/VeterinaryMedicine/veterinarymedicine-2-1025.pdf
  3. Rossmeisl JH, Garcia PA, Pancotto T, Robertson J, Henao-Guerrero P, Neal RE, Ellis TL, Davalos, R. Safety and feasibility of the NanoKnife System for irreversible electroporation ablative treatment of canine spontaneous intracranial gliomas. J Neurosurg 2015, e-pub ahead of print 7/3/15; http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2014.12.JNS141768
  4. Rossmeisl JH. New treatment modalities for brain tumors in dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 2014; 44(6), 1013-1038. PMID: 25441624
  5. Rossmeisl JH Jr, Garcia PA, Daniel GB, Bourland JD, Debinski W, Dervisis N, Klahn S. Invited review--neuroimaging response assessment criteria for brain tumors in veterinary patients. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2014; 55(2):115-32. PMID: 24219161; PMCID: PMC3949168
  6. Debinski W, Dickinson PJ, Rossmeisl JH, Robertson JL, Gibo D. New agents for targeting of IL-13RA2 expressed in primary human and canine brain tumors. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(10): e77719. PMID: 24147065; PMCID: PMC3797726*
    Open Access publication http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0077719
  7. Hood RL, Andriani RT, Emch S, Robertson JL, Rylander CG, Rossmeisl JH. Fiberoptic microneedle device facilitates volumetric infusate dispersion during convection-enhanced delivery in the brain. Lasers Surg Med 2013; 45(7): 418-426. PMID: 23861185
  8. Rossmeisl JH, Jones JC, Zimmerman K, Robertson J. Survival time following hospital discharge in dogs with palliatively treated primary brain tumors. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013; 242(2): 193-198. PMID: 23276095*