January 01, 2012


 St. Matthew's gets new dean

Posted Dec. 15, 2011

Dr. Rosenthal

Dr. Karen L. Rosenthal

Dr. Karen L. Rosenthal will join St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine as dean in January. She succeeds Dr. William C. Wagner, who is retiring but will retain the title of dean emeritus.

Dr. Rosenthal was an associate professor and section chief of special species medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She also had served as the medical director of UPenn's veterinary hospital.

Previously, she was the founding and national director of Avian and Exotic Animal Services for Antech Diagnostics and a staff member for five years on the Avian and Exotic Service at New York City's Animal Medical Center.

Dr. Rosenthal can currently be seen on National Geographic Channel's "Jurassic CSI" discussing birds, reptiles, and dinosaurs. Her most recent research includes her participation in the research group based at the University of Manchester and Stanford University that uses the National Linear Accelerator to study the anatomy of extinct dinosaurs to compare it with the anatomy of birds.

Dr. Rosenthal received her DVM degree from North Carolina State University in 1988 and completed her internship and residency training at the Animal Medical Center. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Dr. Rosenthal is a member of the AVMA Council on Veterinary Service and a recent president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.