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Zenithson Y. Ng DVM, MS, DABVP (Canine/Feline)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Professional Interests

  • Human-animal bond
  • Working dogs
  • Shelter medicine
  • Communications in veterinary medicine


  • MS - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA - 2013
  • DVM - Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY - 2008
  • BS - Rutgers University - Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ - 2003


  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP Canine/Feline) Residency - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship - Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the ASPCA, NY, NY


  • Zenithson Ng received his undergraduate degree in animal science from Rutgers University and veterinary degree from Cornell University. He then completed a rotating internship at the ASPCA followed by a combined ABVP residency and master's degree program in human-animal bond studies at Virginia Tech. His clinical interests include dentistry, behavior, preventive medicine, shelter medicine, and management of chronic disease. His research interests include the effect of animal-assisted interventions on both humans and animals, enhancement of the veterinarian-client relationship, and assessment of stress and animal welfare.

Professional Societies

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians
  • Association of Shelter Veterinarians
  • International Society for Anthrozoology