Richard Joseph, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Richard Joseph, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology has been in clinical practice as a veterinary neurologist since 1989. He received his DVM degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1984.

He completed an internship in medicine and surgery, then a combined residency in internal medicine and neurology at the Animal Medical Center 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 served as a chief neurologist and head of medical service at the Animal Medical Center from 1989 to 2000— the only practicing neurologist in New York City during that period. He not only managed a busy clinical caseload but also trained interns, residents, externs, and visiting foreign veterinarians. His passion for teaching extended to giving phone consultations to veterinarians across the country through Antech Diagnostic Labs and providing online neurology services and course instruction for the Veterinary Information Network.

Dr. Joseph and Dr. Berg co-founded Animal MR, a mobile veterinary MRI service, in 2000. Its success fueled the 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’s Best Vets, the New York Post, Fortune magazine, and CNN.

His clinical 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.