Theresa E. Pancotto , DVM, MS, DACVIM-N, CCRP

Associate Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery

Theresa E. Pancotto  Photo

Department of Clinical Sciences

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



DVM/MS, Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2007
BS, Duke University, 2002



Dr. Theresa E. Pancotto graduated from Duke University in 2002. She received a DVM/MS from Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Following graduation, Dr. Pancotto completed a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida. She then completed a three-year neurology/neurosurgery residency and her second masters degree at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Dr. Pancotto completed the ACVIM Neurosurgical Course in 2011 and further earned her canine rehabilitation certification (CCRP) in 2013. She is in the process of completing certification in acupuncture. Dr. Pancotto is an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences. She is an avid reader, enjoys running and has completed an Ironman triathlon.

Research Interests


Clinical application of novel cancer therapies/translational medicine

Effects of gut microbiota differences on central nervous system disease

Outcome assessments of physical rehabilitation

Publications and Links


Comparison of intranasal versus intravenous midazolam for management of status epilepticus in dogs: A multi-center randomized parallel group clinical study.
Charalambous M, Volk HA, Tipold A, Erath J, Huenerfauth E, Gallucci A, Gandini G, Hasegawa D, Pancotto T, Rossmeisl JH, Platt S, De Risio L, Coates JR, Musteata M, Tirrito F, Cozzi F, Porcarelli L, Corlazzoli D, Cappello R, Vanhaesebrouck A, Broeckx BJG, Van Ham L, Bhatti SFM.
J Vet Intern Med. 2019 Nov;33(6):2709-2717. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15627. Epub 2019 Oct 3.
PMID: 31580527

Magnetization transfer and diffusion tensor imaging in dogs with intervertebral disk herniation.
Shinn RL, Pancotto TE, Stadler KL, Werre SR, Rossmeisl JH.
J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Nov;34(6):2536-2544. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15899. Epub 2020 Oct 2.
PMID: 33006411

Development and Evaluation of a Caregiver Reported Quality of Life Assessment Instrument in Dogs With Intracranial Disease.
Weiske R, Sroufe M, Quigley M, Pancotto T, Werre S, Rossmeisl JH.
Front Vet Sci. 2020 Aug 18;7:537. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00537. eCollection 2020.
PMID: 33015139

High-Frequency Irreversible Electroporation for Intracranial Meningioma: A Feasibility Study in a Spontaneous Canine Tumor Model.
Latouche EL, Arena CB, Ivey JW, Garcia PA, Pancotto TE, Pavlisko N, Verbridge SS, Davalos RV, Rossmeisl JH.
Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Jan 1;17:1533033818785285. doi: 10.1177/1533033818785285.
PMID: 30071778

A case of stiff dog syndrome associated with anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies.
Pancotto TE, Rossmeisl JH Jr.
J Clin Mov Disord. 2017 May 10;4:5. doi: 10.1186/s40734-017-0053-3. eCollection 2017.
PMID: 28496986

Evaluation of magnetic resonance imaging for the differentiation of inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular intradural spinal cord diseases in the dog.
Masciarelli AE, Griffin JF 4th, Fosgate GT, Hecht S, Mankin JM, Holmes SP, Platt SR, Kent M, Pancotto TE, Chen AV, Levine JM.
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2017 Jul;58(4):444-453. doi: 10.1111/vru.12501. Epub 2017 Apr 18.
PMID: 28421647

Canine Butterfly Glioblastomas: A Neuroradiological Review.
Rossmeisl JH, Clapp K, Pancotto TE, Emch S, Robertson JL, Debinski W.
Front Vet Sci. 2016 May 19;3:40. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00040. eCollection 2016.
PMID: 27458589

Safety and feasibility of the NanoKnife system for irreversible electroporation ablative treatment of canine spontaneous intracranial gliomas.
Rossmeisl JH Jr, Garcia PA, Pancotto TE, Robertson JL, Henao-Guerrero N, Neal RE 2nd, Ellis TL, Davalos RV.
J Neurosurg. 2015 Oct;123(4):1008-25. doi: 10.3171/2014.12.JNS141768. Epub 2015 Jul 3.
PMID: 26140483

Evaluation of endothelin-1 and MMPs-2, -9, -14 in cerebrospinal fluid as indirect indicators of blood-brain barrier dysfunction in chronic canine hypothyroidism.
Pancotto TE, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Huckle WR, Inzana KD, Zimmerman KL.
Res Vet Sci. 2016 Apr;105:115-20. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2016.01.021. Epub 2016 Jan 27.
PMID: 27033918

Acute adverse events associated with ventral slot decompression in 546 dogs with cervical intervertebral disc disease.
Rossmeisl JH Jr, White C, Pancotto TE, Bays A, Henao-Guerrero PN.
Vet Surg. 2013 Oct;42(7):795-806. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2013.12039.x. Epub 2013 Aug 23.
PMID: 23980621

Intramedullary spinal cord neoplasia in 53 dogs (1990-2010): distribution, clinicopathologic characteristics, and clinical behavior.
Pancotto TE, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Zimmerman K, Robertson JL, Werre SR.
J Vet Intern Med. 2013 Nov-Dec;27(6):1500-8. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12182. Epub 2013 Sep 6.
PMID: 24010541

Non-thermal irreversible electroporation (N-TIRE) and adjuvant fractionated radiotherapeutic multimodal therapy for intracranial malignant glioma in a canine patient.
Garcia PA, Pancotto T, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Henao-Guerrero N, Gustafson NR, Daniel GB, Robertson JL, Ellis TL, Davalos RV.
Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Feb;10(1):73-83. doi: 10.7785/tcrt.2012.500181.
PMID: 21214290

Blood-brain-barrier disruption in chronic canine hypothyroidism.
Pancotto T, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Panciera DL, Zimmerman KL.
Vet Clin Pathol. 2010 Dec;39(4):485-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-165X.2010.00253.x. Epub 2010 Sep 28.
PMID: 20874830