John Rossi, V.M.D., M. Bioethics
HSVMA Pennsylvania State Representative

Dr. John Rossi holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine and a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an assistant professor at the Drexel
University School of Public Health in Philadelphia, where he teaches and writes about issues relating to animal ethics, research ethics, and the history and ethics of public health.

Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Rossi completed postdoctoral fellowships at Drexel University and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as spending numerous years in veterinary clinical practice.

Dr. Rossi’s interest in animal ethics is wide-ranging, and includes the moral standing of animals, the ethics of animal agriculture and animal research, issues relating to the conceptualization and scientific assessment of animal welfare, the ethics of selective breeding, and veterinary medical ethics.

He has authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, with his work appearing in The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, The Journal of Medical Ethics, The Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Public Health Ethics, The Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, The Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, Accountability in Research, and other venues.