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Amy   Beierschmitt BS, DVM

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Amy Beierschmitt received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California Davis, Davis, CA, in 1991. After working for a year as an emergency veterinary technician, Dr. Beierschmitt attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and received her D.V.M. February 1995. Dr. Beierschmitt spent a short time in private veterinary practice while also taking the ECFVG exam and California State Veterinary Boards. In 1996, she took a Veterinary Fellowship in Non Human Primate Medicine and Surgery through Yale University and the Axion Research Foundation.

Following her Fellowship, Dr Beierschmitt joined the Behavioural Science Foundation in St. Kitts where she is the Attending Veterinarian and oversees a large breeding colony of St. Kitts Green Monkeys. In 2010 she joined the faculty at RUSVM teaching Intro to Clinics II, mentoring clubs such as ASLAP, ZEW and Pathology, and working as Attending Veterinarian. Since June 2014 she serves as the back up attending.



BSc University of California Davis
DVM Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
(Fellowship) Axion Foundation, Yale University


Non-human primate models of disease, genetics, addictive behavior and behavioral/cognitive disorders.

Regenerative Medicine

One Health Initiatives and Conservation Medicine

Publication Highlights

Palmour RM, Huggins D, Beierschmitt A, Young SN, Ervin FR. A non-human primate model of fetal alcohol syndrome disorders: Growth curves, neurochemistry and juvenile social behaviour. PLOS, submitted.

Resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae to the innate immune system of African green monkeys
Brandi L Cox, Holly Schiffer, Gregory Dagget, Amy Beierschmitt, Fortune Sithole, Elise Lee, Floyd Revan, Iona Halliday-Simmonds, Janet Beeler-Marfisi, Roberta Palmour, Esteban Soto Veterinary Microbiology 01/2015; 176(1-2). DOI:10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.01.001

First report of Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in wild-caught Caribbean African green monkeys. Clare M Hamilton, Frank Katzer, Amy Beierschmitt, Esteban Soto, Elisabeth A Innes, Patrick J Kelly Parasites & Vectors 12/2014; 7(1):571. DOI:10.1186/PREACCEPT-1098651803138053

Thoracic radiographic anatomy in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus). Aisha N Young, Wencke M du Plessis, Daniel Rodriguez, Amy Beierschmitt Journal of Medical Primatology 07/2013; DOI:10.1111/jmp.12058

An Outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica in a Captive Colony of African Green Monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus) in the Caribbean.
Esteban Soto, Matt Griffin, Ashutosh Verma, Fernanda Castillo-Alcala, Amy Beierschmitt, Janet Beeler-Marfisi, Maziel Arauz, Oscar Illanes
Comparative medicine 01/2013; 63(5):439-44.

Abdominal ultrasonography of the normal St. Kitts vervet monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus)
J T Amory, W M Du Plessis, A Beierschmitt, J Beeler-Marfisi, R M Palmour, T Beths
Journal of Medical Primatology 11/2012; 42(1). DOI:10.1111/jmp.12028


Faculty mentor for ASLAP and ZEW clubs on RUSVM campus