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Melissa   Bucknoff DVM, DACVECC

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences & Clinical Pharmacology

Dr. Melissa Bucknoff is a 2010 graduate of RUSVM. She spent her clinical year at North Carolina State University from 2009-2010. She went on to complete a small animal rotation internship followed by an emergency & critical care residency at Tufts University from 2010-2014. She has been part of the RUSVM faculty since 2016 and is the course coordinator for Clinical Pharmacology and the Vet Prep Medical Mathematics & Intro to Pharmacology courses. Her clinical and research interests include coagulation disorders and hemostatic therapeutics.


BSc Animal Science, Virginia Tech
DVM, Ross University


Coagulation & platelet disorders


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care


National Wet Lab Grant, Student Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, Faculty Advisor
Phi Zeta, Alpha Zeta Chapter, Secretary

Publication Highlights

Bucknoff MC, Hanel RM, Marks SL, et al. Evaluation of thromboelastography as a tool for tredicting clinical bleeding in thrombocytopenic dogs after undergoing total body irradiation and bone marrow transplant. Am J Vet Res. 2014 May;75(5):425 -32. 

Seiler GS, Brown JC, Reetz JA, Taeymans O, Bucknoff M, et al. Safety of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in dogs and cats: 488 cases (2002-2011). J Am Vet Assoc. 2013 May 1;242(9):1255-9.

Current Project

Evaluation of thrombocytopenic dogs in a region indigenous to ehrlichia spp.

Other Information

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