VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Neurology

Associate Editor

Randy Cross

Randy Cross

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Neurology, 2011

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Neurosurgery 2012, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Certificate


  • Residency in Neurology, 2011
  • Internship, 2008
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Virginia Tech, 2002

Current Professional Activities

  • Elanco Consultant
  • Medical Director at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center
  • Private Practice Neurologist
  • Neurology Consultant

Marital Status

  • Married to a wonderful wife who is a veterinarian as well. Yeah, I’m one of those people.


  • Two wonderful girls. I am surrounded by females at home.


  • Reading anything about neurology (Oliver Sacks is a favorite)
  • Philosophy books (Bertrand Russell is a favorite)
  • Working out regularly
  • Keeping my wife happy – full-time


  • Jack Russell Terrier, he’s a maniac
  • Beagle Mix, maybe my favorite dog ever
  • Dutch Warmblood, my wife’s other man
  • Frog named Cookie, he’s 28 years old and still kicking

Favorite Quotes

  • "Truth springs from argument amongst friends" 
    David Hume
  • ". . . owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
    Christopher Hitchens

What I Like Most About VIN

Being able to help other veterinarians and the veterinary profession out while learning things myself.

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