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Ian Spiegel, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVD
Dr. Ian Spiegel graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelors of Science (Biology/Philosophy double major) in 1996. He attended The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene, where he graduated with a Master in Health Science (Public Health) in 1998. Dr. Spiegel then attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2002. He completed a one year Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery at Cornell University in 2003. After this, he completed a Residency in Dermatology at the University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine in Davis, California in 2005. He then became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD).
Currently, Dr. Spiegel is the Department Head for the Dermatology and Allergy Service at the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC), a 24 hr Emergency and Referral Hospital in Langhorne, PA (www.vsecvet.com) and Animerge, a 24/7 Animal Emergency and Specialty Care hospital located in Raritan, NJ (www.animerge.net). Prior to his current places of employment, Dr. Spiegel was the Department Head for the Dermatology and Allergy Service for the largest privately owned veterinary hospital in the United States, with a general medicine and surgery practice, 24-hour emergency and critical care service, and specialty practice.
He served as the Vice-President for the Class of 2002 at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, from 1998-2002. Dr. Spiegel is a member of several veterinary-related associations, including the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and numerous other local organizations.
Dr. Spiegel is the author and co-author of published scientific papers on several topics. He has lectured for several veterinary medical groups and meetings. Dr. Spiegel has also attended and lectured at meetings internationally. His veterinary-related interests include otology, pyoderma, managing allergies, auto-immune skin disease, parasitology, and dermatology-related pharmacology (topical and oral therapies).
He was honored with a Resident Research Award for Clinical Science by the ACVD in 2005. He is a member of the Phi Zeta veterinary honor society. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an honors society for recognition of high attainments in liberal scholarship.