Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Avril Arendse, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Avril Arendse
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


  • 2003
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Tuskegee, AL
  • 1999
    Bachelor of Science, Biology
    George Mason University
    Fairfax, VA

Board Certification

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)

Professional & Research Interests

  • Inflammatory/immune-mediated central nervous system disease

Professional Experience

  • 2016-Present
    Clinical Instructor
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2013-2016
    Primary Neurologist
    Hope Veterinary Specialists
    Malvern, PA
  • 2011-2013
    Staff Neurologist
    Angell Memorial
    Boston, MA
  • 2008-2011
    Primary Neurologist
    Veterinary Referral Center
    Malvern, PA
  • 2007-2008
    Staff Neurologist
    Bush Veterinary Neurology
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2004-2007
    Neurology Resident
    University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Knoxville, TN
  • 2003-2004
    Small Animal Intern
    University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Knoxville, TN

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association

Selected Publications

  1. Thieman, Kelly. Echandi, Rita. Arendse, Avril. Henry, George. CT Diagnosis of Tension Pneumocephalus Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2008 49(4), 362-4.
  2. Johnson, L.M. Hecht, S. Arendse. AU. Adams, WH. What’s your diagnosis? Cystic Meningioma JAVMA 2007 Sept. 15:231 (6): 861-2.
  3. Birchard, Geoffrey. Arendse, Avril. An allometric analysis of oxygen consumption rate and cardiovascular function in the cockroach, Blaberus discoidalis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A129 (2001) 339 – 344.