Erik Hofmeister, DVM, DACVVA, DECVAA, MA, MS

Professor of Veterinary Anesthesia

Erik Hofmeister Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



MS, University of Georgia, 2018
MA, University of Georgia, 2008
DVM, Washington State University, 2000



Dr. Erik Hofmeister is a board-certified anesthesiologist, a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Originally from Los Angeles, he received his DVM degree from Washington State University in 2000. He did an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, California, and a Residency in Anesthesia at the University of Georgia. He was on faculty at the University of Georgia from 2004-2016 where he was the Section Chief for Surgery and earned Masters degrees in Health Promotion and Behavior and Sport Pedagogy. Dr. Hofmeister served as the Department Chair for Surgery at Midwestern University from 2016-2019.

He joined Auburn University as a professor of anesthesia in February 2019. He is Deputy Editor, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Research Interests


Scholarship of teaching and learning, evidence-based decision making, measurement and testing.