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Specialty: Cardiology - Pulmonology

Mark Rishniw
Mark Kittleson
William Herndon
Paul Pion
N. Joel Edwards
Brendan McKiernan
Jennifer Clooten
Rosie Henik

Mark Rishniw

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Cardiology, 1997
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 1996


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Cornell University, 2009
  • Residency in Cardiology, University of California-Davis, 1996
  • Master of Science (MS), Washington State University, 1994
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Washington State University, 1994
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), University of Melbourne, 1987

Current Professional Activities

  • Visiting Scientist, Cornell University
  • Director of Clinical Research, Veterinary Information Network
Past Professional Activities
  • Lecturer in Cardiology, Cornell University (3 years)
  • Registrar, Small Animal Medicine, University of Melbourne (1 year)
  • Cardiology Residency (UC Davis) (2 years)
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency (WSU) (3Years)
  • Mixed-animal practitioner (4 years)
Marital Status
  • Married -- for as long as Maya will have me :)
  • Yarra, female Labrador, born 04/02/2009
  • Road-bike racing in spring and summer
  • Mountain-bike racing in fall
  • Cross-country skiing in winter.
  • In between hours in the lab, and classwork, I spend the remainder of the time trying to placate my significant other that I actually DO devote quality time to her.
Favorite Quote
  • Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
What I like Most About VIN
  • The opportunity to interact with colleagues, teach, learn, encourage...
Mark Rishniw

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