Dr. Richard Joseph

Dr. Richard Joseph

Richard Joseph, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), has been in clinical practice as a veterinary neurologist since 1989. From 1979 to 1981, he was enrolled in veterinary school at La Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Joseph received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1984.

In 1985, Dr. Joseph completed an internship in medicine and surgery. In 1989, he completed a combined residency in internal medicine and neurology at The Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City. He became board-certified in neurology in 1989. During his residency, he completed a post-doctoral training program in veterinary acupuncture and became certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

Dr. Joseph was chief neurologist and head of medical service at AMC from 1989 to 2000. He was the only practicing neurologist in New York City during that period. He managed a busy clinical caseload, including outpatient consultations, neuro-diagnostic testing, and management of hospitalized patients. His responsibilities included training interns, residents, externs, and visiting foreign veterinarians during daily ward rounds, as well as presenting weekly lectures. His motivation to teach extended to providing neurology phone consultations through Antech Diagnostic Labs to veterinarians nationally, and to providing online neurology services and course instruction for the Veterinary Information Network.

Dr. Joseph and Dr. Jason Berg co-founded Animal MR, a mobile veterinary MRI service, in 2000. That achievement enabled him to become visionary in his formation of The Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, which he co-founded with Dr. Berg in 2008.

Dr. Joseph has published numerous journal articles, has lectured nationally and internationally, and has been featured in various media, including New York Magazine Best Vets, the New York Post, Fortune Magazine and CNN-TV.

Dr. Joseph’s primary interests include episodic disorders, neuroimaging (MRI), neuro-oncology and electrodiagnostic for neuromuscular diseases. He has performed acupuncture since 1990, primarily on patients with pain-related disorders, such as arthritis and intervertebral disc disease.

He is a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the State Veterinary Medical Association.