Rachel Halpin, DVM, Diplomate, ACVECC is a board-certified Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Specialist at MedVet Cincinnati where she has been part of the medical team since 2015. Dr. Halpin attended Delaware Valley University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and the University of Missouri where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Following her graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Halpin completed a yearlong internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center and a three-year residency in small animal veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Halpin’s research experience includes evaluating the incidences of myocardial dysfunction in critically ill dogs. Her research into the cytokine profiles of sick cats has been published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research. She was involved in a collaborative project evaluating the effect of dietary fish oil on Lyme Disease which was published in the Journal of Nutrition. In 2014 she was awarded the Redhage Memorial Scholarship Fund in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Halpin is an active advocate of continued education for veterinary professionals and has lectured on various small animal emergency and critical care topics including transfusion medicine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) toxicity, ethylene glycol toxicity, and chocolate and metaldehyde toxicities. She is also incredibly dedicated to staff development and training and has provided extensive continuing education and training tools for veterinary technicians.
Although Dr. Halpin maintains an interest in all aspects of small animal emergency and critical care, she has particular interests in trauma, especially traumatic brain injury, sepsis, and mechanical ventilation. When not treating patients, Dr. Halpin enjoys running, participating in half marathons and traveling with her dogs, Duncan and Emmett. She and her canine companions have driven cross-country and hiked in dozens of states together.
- Bachelors of Science: Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
- Internship: Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
- Residency: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
- Board Certification: Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
- Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
- American Veterinary Medical Association