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Leadership

Board of Directors
Andrew Rosenberg

DVM, DACVD®

President

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg earned his Bachelor of Science with distinction in research and veterinary degrees from Cornell University and completed 3-year dermatology residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic in Orange County, CA in 2013 and achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in the same year. He currently practices with Animal Dermatology Clinic in Wayne, NJ and White Plains, NY.

Dr. Rosenberg has multiple publications and lectures throughout the United States and internationally. He serves on numerous advisory boards for the development of new dermatology treatments. Dr. Rosenberg examines and treats zoo animals’ dermatologic issues pro bono. He has appeared on television on Animal Planet’s the Zoo, and on numerous Podcasts and radio shows.

Alison Diesel

DVM, DACVD®

President-Elect

Dr. Ali Diesel graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Following a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut, she worked as an emergency clinician before beginning a three-year residency in dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Diesel achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 2010 and joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, in the fall of that year. After 12 years of teaching veterinary students in her role as a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M, she moved to Austin to pursue private dermatology practice. She was a member of the ACVD Education Committee for several years and is currently part of the Board of Directors.

Dr. Diesel’s main clinical interests include feline dermatoses, particularly feline allergic skin diseases, infectious skin disease, and exploring alternative therapy and approaches for various dermatoses in companion animals. She is also heavily invested in improving and promoting wellness in the veterinary profession. She has authored numerous publications and enjoys providing continuing education to members of the veterinary community.

Anthea Schick

DVM, DACVD®

Past President

Dr. Anthea E. Schick earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2002. While at Cornell, she worked with some of the leading veterinary dermatologists in the country and decided to pursue a dermatology career.

In 2003 she completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a private referral practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After completing her residency at Dermatology for Animals (D4A) in 2006 and achieving board certification with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 2007, she decided to stay on with the team and, in 2009, became part owner of D4A. After D4A partnered with Thrive Pet Healthcare 2020, Dr. Schick accepted the position as National Specialty Director of Dermatology.

Dr. Schick enjoys clinical research and has had numerous studies published in veterinary medical journals. With an interest in sharing the latest information about veterinary dermatology, she regularly lectures to veterinarians around the US. Dr. Schick serves as a mentor in the D4A veterinary dermatology residency program, participates in the training of senior veterinary students and interns. She currently serves as President of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

In her free time, Dr. Schick enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and multiple pets (3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 Guinea pigs). She also enjoys white water rafting, skiing, biking, hiking and anything involving being outdoors.

Advisory Board
Dawn Logas

DVM, DACVD®

Advisory Group Member

Graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Completed Residency in Veterinary dermatology at the University of Florida in 1992 and was boarded in dermatology that year. Remained at the University of Florida as an associate professor until 1999. In 1993 start the Veterinary Dermatology Center in Maitland, Florida. I have sold my practice and retired as of June, 2022. I have been very active in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. I was on the executive board from 2006 to 2014 and served two years as president. In 2015 I was honored with the Veterinary Dermatology Award of Excellence. My special interests in dermatology are allergic disease, ear disease, topical therapy and nutritional therapy. I have written many book chapter and articles on these subjects. I have also also edited several books.

Jennifer Matousek

DVM, DACVD®

Advisory Group Member

Dr. Jennifer Matousek received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University and completed her dermatology residency at the University of Illinois. She is currently a veterinary dermatologist at VCA Aurora Animal Hospital in Illinois. Dr. Matousek has served on several committees for the ACVD including the exam committee and the executive board of the ACVD.

Rusty Muse

DVM, DACVD®

Advisory Group Member

Dr. Rusty Muse received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 1989. He completed his residency at Animal Dermatology Clinic – Tustin and the University of California, Irvine, Department of Dermatology in 1995, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 1996. He is also a registered specialist in dermatology in Western Australia. He is currently the medical director of the Animal Dermatology Group.

Dr. Muse has served as President of the Executive Board for the College from 2012-14. He is a past Secretary of the ACVD, past Chair of the Research Funding Committee as well as a member and Chair of the Credentials Committee for the college. Dr. Muse was the Publicity Committee Chair for the 7th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology (WCVD7) held in Vancouver, Canada in 2012 and Secretary for the 9th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology (WCVD9) held virtually from Sydney, Australia, in 2020. Also in 2020, he sat on the administrative committee of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD). Dr. Muse was awarded the prestigious ACVD Award of Excellence in 2019 for contributions to the college and the specialty of veterinary dermatology.

Emily Rothstein

DVM, DACVD®

Advisory Group Member

Dr. Rothstein was graduated with honors from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She then completed a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Cornell University. After being in private practice for 6 years, Dr. Rothstein was accepted into a Dermatology Residency at Cornell University and became a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. While at Cornell, she participated in numerous published clinical trials for new and improved treatments. Dr. Rothstein completed her residency in 1997 and was awarded diplomate status (board-certification) in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 1998. She founded Animal Allergy and Dermatology Service of Connecticut, LLC and recently retired from that after 25 years. Dr. Rothstein has been actively involved in the ACVD for over 20 years: serving on the ACVD Board of Directors for 10 years, an Administrator of acvd.org, and Chairperson of the committee responsible for overseeing board-certification of new Diplomates in the ACVD. Currently, she serves on the ACVD Advisory Board of Directors and the Administrative Council for the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology. She is the Secretary for the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology 10 (WCVD10). Dr. Rothstein enjoys being a writer contributing to VIN (Veterinary Information Network) and consulting for VESPECON.

Stephen White

DVM, DACVD®

Advisory Group Member

Dr. Stephen D. White became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 1983. A graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis, he did his internship and residency at Davis as well. He has held faculty positions at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, before joining the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California at Davis as a full Professor in 1998.

Dr. White has thrice been a sabbatical professor at the National School of Veterinary Medicine in Nantes, France, and has served as president of the ACVD, three times as Secretary of the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology, and is currently the Secretary of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. White has published over 120 scientific papers in refereed journals, numerous book chapters, and has lectured throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He received the ACVD’s Award of Excellence in 2000, the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology’s Frank Kral Award in 2020, and as of July 1, 2022, was allowed to use the UC Davis honorific title ‘Distinguished Professor’.

Adam Patterson

DVM, DACVD®

Advisory Group Member​

Dr. Adam Patterson is a Clinical Professor and Chief of Dermatology (Small & Large Animals) in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University. He graduated with honors from Mississippi State University-College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Upon graduation, Patterson attended The University of Tennessee- College of Veterinary Medicine where he completed a rotating small animal internship. In 2002 he was accepted into a three year veterinary dermatology residency at the University of Illinois-College of Veterinary Medicine. After successfully passing the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) Certifying Examination in 2005, Patterson became a Diplomate of the ACVD. Patterson worked as a staff dermatologist in in the Greater Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland before joining A&M in 2009. Dr. Patterson is an editorial board member of the Veterinary Dermatology journal, serves on the ACVD Board of Directors (since 2014), has authored journal articles, book chapters, and a small animal dermatology book, and lectures nationally and internationally. His current research interest is the cutaneous microbiome and cutaneous organoids.

Executive Staff
Alexis Borich

LVT, DACVD® (Hon.)

Executive Secretary

Alexis Borich joined the ACVD in 1998 as the Executive Secretary. Concurrently from 1987 to 2017 she was the Residency & Research Coordinator at the Animal Dermatology Clinic. Since 2012 she has also worked with the organizing committee of NAVDF. Alexis was granted ACVD Honorary Diplomate status in 2018 and is also a licensed Veterinary Technician. Alexis likes professional challenges and working with the wonderful people in veterinary dermatology. When not working, Alexis enjoys kayaking, traveling, long walks in the forest and planning the next adventure with her family.

Allyssa Borich

BS, BA

Social Media/Sponsorship Coordinator

Allyssa Borich graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno. A long- time animal lover, starting with her childhood golden retriever, she has worked with the ACVD for several years on a variety of projects. With a professional interest in creative communication, she is currently serving as the ACVD Media & Marketing Chair as well as on the Website Committee.