VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Neurology

Associate Editor

Linda Shell

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Neurology


  • Bachelor of Arts, Microbiology, 1978
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, 1979

Current Professional Activities

  • Neurology and Internal Medicine consultant

Past Professional Activities

  • Professor of Internal Medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Neurology at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Marital Status

Married with 4 teenagers


Wonderful, Loving, Caring and Smart teenagers! (I was bribed!)


  • Vegetable gardening
  • Self-sufficient living
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving (thank you Ross University for that opportunity!!)
  • Broadening my veterinary skills & knowledge


  • Smartest border collie in the world
  • Dumb chickens and roosters
  • Stupid cat (really)
  • Assortment of wild creatures that I look at whenever they get close enough!

Favorite Quotes

  • "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"!" —Audrey Hepburn
  • "If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one." —Dolly Parton
  • "You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe." —Leymah Gbowee
  • "hen the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." —Malala Yousafz

What I Like Most About VIN

Networking and learning from colleagues and friends 24-7.

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