Rebecca Krimins, D.V.M., M.S.

Rebecca A. Krimins, D.V.M., M.S.

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  • Director of Express Radiology Research Lab
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science


Veterinary Anesthesiology and Analgesia


Dr. Rebecca A. Krimins is an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, with additional appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Krimins completed her B.A. in biology at the University of Chicago, and received her D.V.M. from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Krimins completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, followed by a one-year surgical internship at Western Veterinary Specialist Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She worked in private practice as a general practitioner in Hoboken, New Jersey before completing a three-year veterinary anesthesia and analgesia residency at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine while also obtaining a MS in Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Dr. Krimins has more than 15 years of experience in managing critically ill patients during advanced imaging procedures and performing ground-breaking clinical studies. Her specialty in veterinary anesthesia, sedation and pain management in combination with her experience in directing advanced clinical research offers each veterinary patient the best opportunities for diagnosis and therapy. As founder and director of the Veterinary Clinical Trials Network at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Krimins has built a revolutionary center designed to leverage the expertise and platforms available at Johns Hopkins University in order to transform newly discovered diagnostics and therapeutics into real-life practical approaches that benefit veterinary patients. She is editor of the textbook Learning from Disease in Pets, A One Health Model for Discovery, and has been invited to lecture at international conferences. more


  • Director of Express Radiology Research Lab
  • Director of Veterinary Clinical Trials Network
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Instructor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • M.S.; Purdue University (Indiana) (2012)
  • D.V.M.; Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (St. Kitts and Nevis) (2003)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trials

Canine prostate cancer; canine hemangiosarcoma; radiotheranostics; advanced imaging in animals, anesthetic protocols; pain receptors

Selected Publications

Rebecca A. Krimins Learning from Disease in Pets, A ‘One Health’ Model for Discovery,  CRC Press

Contact for Research Inquiries

Email me

Activities & Honors


  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association
    Secretary/Treasurer 2014-2016
  • Emerging Women’s Leadership Program
  • Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association
  • Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
  • American College of Rheumatology

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Johns Hopkins Offers Top-Of-The-Line Care For Pets, CBS Baltimore (March 19, 2015)

The Dog and Cat Wing, Scientific American (January 20, 2015)

Studying brain cancer in dogs for possible human treatment, KALB December 4, 2019

Dog becomes first to survive clinical trial for one of the most deadly pet cancers, USA Today June 13, 2018

Johns Hopkins begins using high-tech equipment on pets, Baltimore Sun April 07, 2015

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