John T. Hathcock, DVM, MS, DACVR

Professor, Radiology Section Chief

John T. Hathcock Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

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



DVM, Auburn University, 1976
MS, Auburn University



Dr. John Hathcock, originally from Dothan, Ala., attended Auburn University as an undergraduate student and received his DVM degree from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976.

Following three years in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida, he returned to Auburn for the residency program in radiology and received board certification by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1982. He completed the Master’s Degree program in Veterinary Radiology at Auburn in 1983, followed by one year of private practice in Lakeland, Fla.

In 1984 he returned to Auburn as Assistant Professor in Radiology and has risen through the academic ranks to Professor; he was appointed Radiology Section Chief in 2001. He served as president of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1996.

He has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal articles and six book chapters.

Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Award – 1998
Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award – 2005

Special Interests:

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, particular of the nervous system.

Publications and Links


Hathcock JT. Current imaging techniques for evaluation of the ear. Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, Eric Monnet, ed., Wiley–Blackwell, Ames, 2013.

Dillon AR, Tillson DM, Hathcock J, Brawner B, Wooldridge A, Cattley R, Welles, Barney S, Lee-Fowler, T, Botzman, L, Sermersheim M, Garbarino R. Lung histopathology, radiography, and bronchio-alveolar lavage cytology are altered by Toxocara cati infection in cats and is independent of development of adult intestinal parasites. Veterinary Parasitology, 2013;193:413-426.

Reid LE, Dillon AR, Hathcock JT, Brown LA, Tillson M, Wooldridge A. High resolution tomography bronchial lumen to pulmonary artery diameter ratio in anesthetized ventilated cats with normal lungs. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 2012;53:34-37.

Dillon AR, Dell”Italia LJ, Tillson M, Killingsworth C, Denney T, Hathcock J, Bozman L. Left Ventricular remodeling in preclinical experiment mitral regurgitation of dogs. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. 2012;14:73-92.

Dillon AR, Tillson DM, Hathcock JT, Denney T, Killingsworth C, Dell’Italia LF. Mitral Valve Regurgitation in Experimental Dogs for 4 Months Resultis in Dysfunctional Cardiac Enlargement and Remodeling. ACVIM 2007.

Tieber LM, Axlund TW, Simpson ST, Hathcock JT. Survival of a suspected case of central nervous system cuterebrosis in a dog: clinical and magnetic resonance imaging findings. JAAHA 42:238-242, 2006.

Brawner WR, Hathcock JT. Neuroradiology in Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, 3rd ed, Douglas Slatter, ed. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 2002.

Hathcock JT, Newton JC. Computed tomography characteristics of multilobular tumor of bone. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2000;41:214- 217.

Blaik MA, Hanson RR, Kincaid SA, Hathcock JT, Hudson JA, Baird DK. Low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Equine Tarsus: Normal Anatomy. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2000;41:131-141.

Klopp LS, Hathcock JT, Sorjonen DC. Magnetic resonance imaging features of brain stem abscessation in two cats. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2000;41:300-307.