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Sean   Callanan MVB MRCVS CertVR PhD DipECVP FRCPath


Dr. Callanan, dean of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, is a research and diagnostic boarded veterinary pathologist. Following graduation from the School of Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin (UCD) in 1987, he initially undertook internships at UCD and then at the University of Glasgow, where he obtained his certificate in veterinary radiology. This was followed by a combined PhD and residency program at University of Glasgow where he was awarded his PhD in 1994 for studies on feline immunodeficiency virus and membership of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1996. Following a period of time as a toxicological pathologist at Sanofi Winthrop (Alnwick, UK) he returned to Ireland , initially as a research officer in the Department of Agriculture and then as a lecturer in the School of Veterinary Medicine, UCD. During 15 years at UCD he progressed to associate professor and was Head of Department.

Prior to being appointed dean in 2016, Dr. Callanan has served as professor of veterinary pathology, director of postgraduate studies, and head of both the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Center for Integrative Mammalian Research.


MVB, MRCVS, University College Dublin 

PhD, University of Glasgow

Fellow RCPath, Royal College of Pathologists, London, UK


Neuropathology, neuroscience

Blood brain barrier

Natural and experimental disease models


President of European College of Veterinary Pathologists (2013-2015)

President and member of the examination committee of European College of Veterinary Pathologists (2004-2010)

Member of Scientific Committee of the ESVP/ECVP annual conference

Royal College of Pathologists (London) Member of the Specialist Advisory

Committee on Veterinary Pathology (2007-2013) and Examiners Panel (2003-2013)

Publication Highlights


A full list of publications are available on

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=callanan+JJ

2. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sean_Callanan



Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Pathologists

Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists

Radiology Certification, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons