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Stephen Dubin, VMD, PhD

Professor Emeritus


Guerir quelquefois, soulager souvent, consoler toujours. (To heal sometimes, to relieve often, to console always.)


Dr. Stephen Dubin holds academic degrees in pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and biomedical engineering. After completing thesis work at Drexel under supervision of Dr. Hun Sun, of blessed memory, in 1967, Dr. Dubin served as a captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. Following military service, he returned to Drexel where he taught in the Biomedical Engineering program for more than 30 years. During that time Dubin also published numerous academic papers and advised M.S. and Ph.D. candidates. Dr. Dubin's research areas include cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, medical instrumentation and improvement of research models.

Since retirement, Dr. Dubin been busy in clinical practice, and development of instrumentation to help veterinary practitioners. Returning to the amateur radio hobby of his youth, he regained his original call sign, "W3UEC" and achieved the "Worked All States" and "DXCC" awards. He has done research in the area of antennas and counterpoise systems.

Professional Licensure

  • June 1960: Registered Pharmacist, Pennsylvania
  • June 1966: Veterinary Medicine, Pennsylvania
  • August 1969: Veterinary Medicine, New Jersey
  • March 1998: Veterinary Medicine, Delaware
  • March 1995: Accredited Veterinarian, USDA and PA Dept of Agriculture
  • November 2001: Accredited Veterinarian, NJ Dept of Agriculture

Military Service

August 1966 to July 1968: Captain US Army Veterinary Corps, US Army Medical Research Unit, Letterman Army Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco CA

  • Clinical care of research animals and military working dogs
  • Research in medical instrumentation and radionuclide imaging
  • Evaluation of medical equipment and instrumentation

Professional experience

  • 2015 – Present, Chesterpike Animal Hospital, Sharon Hill PA, Veterinarian
    Clinical veterinary care of companion animals
    Participation in staff instruction
  • 1996 – Present, Emas Pet Hospital, Lansdowne PA, Veterinarian Clinical veterinary care of companion animals
    Participation in staff instruction
  • 1999 - Present, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, Clinical Professor Emeritus
    Research in medical instrumentation, computer science, mathematical models of living systems
  • 2000 - 2016, Pennsauken Animal Hospital, Pennsauken NJ, Veterinarian
    Clinical veterinary care of companion animals
  • 1999 - 2005, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, Research Professor of Biophysics
    Computers and Informatics for Health Care
    Instruction in Statistics and Research Methods
    Non-invasive Diagnostic and Therapeutic Instrumentation
  • 1999- 2002, Delaware Humane Association, Veterinarian (Volunteer)
    Clinical veterinary care of shelter animals
    Adoption Promotion
  • 1999 - 2001, Eakins Veterinary Treatment Facility, Fort Dix NJ, NAF Veterinarian
    Clinical care of companion animals and military working dogs
    Promotion of public health
  • 1987 - 1999, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, Clinical Professor
    Research in medical instrumentation, computer science, mathematical models of living systems. Instruction in anatomy, physiology, biostatistics, computers in health systems
  • 1975- 1999, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, University Veterinarian
    Veterinary care and regulatory supervision of research animals
    Staff instruction and supervision
  • 1969 - 1996, Dr. S. Dubin, Veterinarian, Springfield PA, Veterinarian
    Clinical veterinary care of companion animals
  • 1969 - 1975, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA,Assistant Professor of Biology
    Instruction in zoology, bacteriology, public health, anatomy, physiology

Selected Professional memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
  • Charter Fellow, American College of Veterinary Informatics
  • Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine
  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
  • Writers Club of Delaware County


  • Army Commendation Medal (1968)
  • WARDS Refinement Project Award for Advancement of Refinement Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (1996)


  • US Patent # 4,090,977: Osmotically Balanced Anticoagulant (1978)
  • US Patent #5,595,189: Method for Non-invasive Measurement of Body Composition (1997)


  • 1955-1960 Temple University, Philadelphia PA, Pharmacy (BS)
  • 1960-1964 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, Veterinary Medicine (VMD)
  • 1964-1967 Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, Biomedical Engineering (MS)
  • 1980-1984 Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael CA, Nutrition (PhD)

Research Interests

Professional clinical service, advocacy, research and education on behalf of nonhuman animals and human health.


1. Gabriel, K. and Dubin, S.: A Method for the detection of thallium in canine urine. J.A.V.M.A. 143: 722-724, 1963.

2. Dubin, S. and Westcott, J.R.: Functional residual capacity of normal unanesthetized beagle dogs. Am. J. Vet. Res. 30: 2027-2030, 1969.

3. Dubin, S.: Lung compliance of normal unanesthetized beagle dogs. Am. J. Vet. Res. 31: 895-902, 1970.

4. Dubin, S., Segall, S. and Martindale, J.: Contamination of soil in two city parks with canine nematode ova including Toxocara Canis. Am. J. Pub. Health 65: 1242-1244, 1975

5. Dubin, S. and Staib, J.: Numerical calculation of the mean electrical axis of electrocardiographic deflections. J. Electrocard. 10: 77-78, 1977.

6. Dubin, S. and Hunt, P.: Effects of anticoagulants and glucose on refractometric estimation of protein in canine and rabbit plasma. Lab. An. Sci. 28: 541-544, 1978.

7. Dubin, S. and Herr, A.: Confidence regions of planar cardiac vectors. J. Electrocardiol. 13: 7-10, 1980.

8. Dubin, S. and Jackson, A.: Automatic calculation for the renal failure diet. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 85: 568-572, l984.

9. Dubin, S., Shi, W-Y., Dejneka, K., Victor, M. and Freeman, W.: Caprine Model for Evaluation of Pulmonary Artery Catheters. Proc. 20th. Northeast Bioeng. Conf., Springfield MA, 7 - 9, 1994.

10. Dubin, S., Zietz, S., and Naim, K.: Computer Models as Alternatives in Comparative Medicine. Lab Animal 23(7) 44 - 47, 1994.

11. Dubin, S., McKee, K. and Battish, S.: Essential Amino Profile Affects the Evaluation of Enteral Feeding Products. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 94: 884 - 887,

12. Dubin, S., Zietz S.: Body surface estimation, a critical evaluation. Proc. 15th. Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference. Dayton OH, 397 - 400, 1996.

13. Ozturk, C., Dubin, S., Schafer, M., Shi, W-Y., Chou, M-C.: A new structured light method for 3-D wound measurement. Proc. 22nd. Northeast Bioeng. Conf., Piscataway NJ, 70 - 71, 1996.

14. Morano, R.A., Ozturk, C., Con, R., Dubin, S., Zietz and J. Nissanov: Structured light using pseudo random codes. IEE Trans on PAMI 20: 322 - 327, 1998. .

15. Dubin, S., Ansari, R.R., Victor, M., Koch, S., Steinberg, S.: Leporine Model Refinement for Investigation of an Ophthalmic Dynamic Light Scattering Instrument Proc. 24th Northeast Bioengineering Symposium. 45 - 48, 1998.

16. Dubin, S., Ansari, R.R., Tulp, O., Steinberg, S., Koch, S., DellaVecchia, M., Cozmi, M., and M. Victor: Dynamic light scattering as an objective non-invasive method in veterinnary ophthalmic diagnosis andresearch. Proc Medical Applications, Conference ion Lasers in Veterinary Medicine, SPIE 3950, San Jose CA, 361 - 367, 1999.

17. Dubin, S.: Use of a biocompatible adhesive paste to improve the performance of rodent anesthesia face masks. Lab Animal 28: 50-51, 1999.

18. Dubin S, Zietz S, Gabriel K: Statistical analysis of dynamic light scattering data from biological materials: sources of variability. Proc. 26th Northeast Bioengineering Symposium. 23 - 24, 2000.

19. Dubin S, Zietz S, Gabriel K, Gabriel, D., Ansari, R.: Dynamic Light Scattering in Veterinary Medicine, Refinement of Diagnostic Criteria. Proc Medical Applications, Conference ion Lasers in Veterinary Medicine, SPIE 3952, San Jose CA, 2001.

20. Dubin, S.: Pilling your Cat - Good News and Bad News. Cats and Kittens. 29 - 33, September 2004

21. Dubin, S.: Taming the MFJ 226 Data File. March 2016

22. Dubin, S. and Handley, J.A.: Space Blanket Revisited. September 2016.