December 15, 2009


 Two veterinary editors join AVMA staff

Posted Dec. 1, 2009

Drs. J. Brandon Reinbold and Rosemarie E. Seymour joined the AVMA Publications Division staff as assistant editors this fall.

Dr. J. Brandon Reinbold

Dr. Rosemarie E. Seymour

Dr. Reinbold is a 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine. He recently defended his doctoral dissertation in veterinary microbiology at Kansas State University and is in the process of becoming a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology.

While working toward his veterinary degree at Missouri, Dr. Reinbold was the first student intern for the American Society of Animal Science-Federation of Animal Science Societies.

Before joining the doctoral program at Kansas State in 2006, Dr. Reinbold was employed at small, mixed, and large animal practices in Missouri and Iowa. He has given numerous presentations at veterinary conferences and has co-authored articles that have been published or are in the process of being published in a number of peer-reviewed publications, including in AJVR.

"I am thankful for the opportunity to work in the Publications Division," Dr. Reinbold said. "This is going to be an interesting transition from being a reader of AVMA journals to an assistant editor."

Dr. Seymour is a 2000 graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and was awarded a doctorate in molecular biology and biochemistry from the University of Maine in 2008.

Following veterinary school, Dr. Seymour worked for a time in a mixed animal practice in Vermont before joining a laboratory in Maine in 2001. There, Dr. Seymour received National Institutes of Health-funded research training for veterinarians as well as an NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Award.

One of Dr. Seymour's research topics was identifying the mutated gene responsible for the chronic proliferative dermatitis phenotype.

Dr. Seymour has co-authored book chapters, abstracts, and articles for several peer-reviewed publications such as the JAVMA. In addition, she has presented her work at research symposiums and seminars.

"JAVMA and the AJVR are valuable tools for clinicians, educators, and researchers in veterinary medicine," Dr. Seymour said. "For a veterinarian who has spent years in bench research, it's like coming home."