Meet our Faculty & Staff
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine has more than 60 full-time faculty with outstanding credentials as veterinarians, teachers, and researchers. Our faculty pursue a broad variety of advances in veterinary medicine, public health, conservation, and government to shape the face of medical science worldwide.
The educational quality of any university is inherently tied to the quality of its faculty and its support staff. At Ross Vet, we strive to provide a climate that encourages, supports, and values the contributions of each team member to our students success.
Our faculty have outstanding credentials in teaching and research, and are committed to educating the veterinarians of tomorrow. From our Student Experience team to Housing and academic support staff, our Ross Vet community is passionate about your experience as a student.
Dr. Robert Gilbert received his veterinary education in South Africa at the University of Pretoria. He spent time in private practice and corporate
Meet Dr. Roger Hancock, Clinical Instructor, Large Animal at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Heidi Hoefer received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Following a small animal internship at the Animal
Dr. Irina Irimescu received her DVM degree from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2008. In
Dr. Priti Karnik is a Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) alumni and graduated in 2001. She completed a rotating small animal
After completing a BSc, BSc (Hons) and MSc (Neuroethology) at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Dr. Pat Kelly received his
Dr. Jennifer Ketzis received her PhD from Cornell University, where she focused on international livestock production and the use of medicinal plants
Dr. Knobel grew up in South Africa and received his veterinary degree from the University of Pretoria. He has focused his career on enhancing
Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences
11 years private practice in Equine and Small animal general practice prior to academic interest in anatomy and medical education.