VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Cardiology - Pulmonology

Associate Editor

Mark Rishniw

Mark Rishniw

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Cardiology, 1997
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 1996


  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Washington State University, 1994
  • Residency in Cardiology, UC Davis, 1996
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, 1987
  • Master of Science, Washington State University, 1994
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 2009

Past Professional Activities

  • Lecturer in Cardiology, Cornell University (3 years)
  • Registrar, Small Animal Medicine, University of Melbourne (1 year)
  • Cardiology Residency (UC Davis) (2 years)
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency (WSU) (3Years)
  • Mixed-animal practitioner (4 years)

Marital Status

  • Married — for as long as Maya will have me :)


  • Yarra, female Labrador, born 04/02/2009


  • Cycling — mostly road, some MTB.  Never cyclocross.  
  • Cross-country skiing in winter.
  • Wooden boat repair
  • House projects ("build it, or break it")

Favorite Quote

"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard Feynman

What I Like Most About VIN

The opportunity to interact with colleagues, teach, learn, encourage...

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