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Mary Mauldin   Pereira BS, DVM

Associate Professor of Clinical Communications

Dr. Mary Mauldin Pereira received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Clemson University and her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM). She has been an Assistant Professor at RUSVM since January 2007 and she is currently a Master’s by Research student. Her research interests include novel teaching methodologies, clinical reasoning skills, virtual learning environments and parasitology diagnostic methods.


BSC Clemson University (BSc)
DVM Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
MSC Candidate 2016 Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Veterinary medical education
Parasitological diagnostics

Publication Highlights

Pereira, M., Yvorchuk-St Jean, K., Wallace, C. and Krecek, RC. “Assessment of a novel method for teaching veterinary parasitology.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2014 Summer;41(2):132-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24503903

Pereira, M., Snowden, K., Little, S. and Krecek, RC. “Parasitological procedures, skills and areas of knowledge used by small animal practitioners in North America.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2014 Winter;41(4):323-30.

Nibblett, B., Pereira, M., Sithole, F. and Williamson, J. “Validation of a model for teaching canine fundoscopy.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2015 Mar 13:1-7.

Ketzis, J., Shell, L., Chinault, S., Pemberton, C. and Pereira, M. “The prevalence of Trichuris spp. infection in indoor and outdoor cats on St. Kitts.” The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 2015 Jan 15;9(1):111-3.

Current Projects

Veterinary student and faculty experiences in developing clinical reasoning through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) of Second Life (SL).