John T. Hathcock, DVM, DACVR, MS
Dr. Hathcock, who is originally from Dothan, Alabama, attended Auburn University as an undergraduate student and received his DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn in 1976. Following 3 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. This was followed by 1 year of private practice in Lakeland, Florida. In 1984 he returned once again to Auburn as Assistant Professor in Radiology, has been at Auburn continuously since rising through the academic ranks to Professor, and was appointed Radiology Section Chief in 2001. He was served as president of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1996. Along with diagnostic radiology, he has special interests in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging particular of the nervous system.
His wife and 3 sons are graduates of Auburn University along with three sisters. The family pets include Rhett and Sherman (white German shepherd brothers) and Carmen and Scarlett (adopted Katrina rescue cats). He indicates that his profession and his hobby are really the same namely: providing clinical service to our animal companions, instructing veterinary students in radiology, and guiding young veterinarians through Auburn’s radiology residency program.