Dean, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Sean Callanan, MVB MRCVS CertVR PhD DipECVP FRCPath

Dr. Sean Callanan, a research and diagnostic boarded veterinary pathologist, was named Dean of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) in 2016 where he acts as the chief academic leader and is responsible for defining and delivering its vision and strategy and managing day-to-day operations.

Prior to being appointed Dean, Dr. Callanan served as Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Director of Postgraduate Studies and Head of both the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Center for Integrative Mammalian Research at RUSVM, originally joining the institution in 2013. He also served as a lecturer in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin (UCD). During 15 years at UCD, he progressed to Associate Professor and was Head of Department.

A published author and an appointed member of the leadership committee of The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Dr. Callanan has also conducted research in the areas of neuropathology, neuroscience, blood brain barrier and natural and experimental disease models. In the past, he’s also served as the President of European College of Veterinary Pathologists, the President and member of the examination committee of European College of Veterinary Pathologists, a member of Scientific Committee of the ESVP/ECVP annual conference and a member of the Specialist Advisory and on the committee on Veterinary Pathology and Examiners Panel for the Royal College of Pathologists (London).

Dr. Callanan earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University College Dublin and his PhD, focused on infectious diseases and pathology, from the University of Glasgow. He holds a double accreditation in veterinary pathology, being a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists.

Sean Callanan, MVB MRCVS CertVR PhD DipECVP FRCPath

Sean Callanan, MVB MRCVS CertVR PhD DipECVP FRCPath

Dean, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

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