VIN Consultants and Editors — Mark Rishniw

Specialty: Cardiology - Pulmonology

Associate Editor

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


  • 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


  • Road-bike racing in spring and summer
  • Mountain-bike racing in fall
  • Cross-country skiing in winter.
  • In between hours in the lab, and classwork, I spend the remainder of the time trying to placate my significant other that I actually DO devote quality time to her.

Favorite Quote

"Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die."

What I Like Most About VIN

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

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