Dr. Nikhil Joshi meet the team

Nikhil Joshi, VMD

Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian, Mid-Atlantic Region (DC, DE, MD, PA)

Dr. Nikhil Joshi is a uniquely talented animal health professional with a blend of business and clinical experience. Dr. Joshi attended the University of Maryland and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, graduating magna cum laude. He then spent several years with a global professional services firm, advising clients in the health and public service industries. With a lifelong passion for helping animals and their families, he eventually made the gratifying decision to attend the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a VMD degree, as well as a certificate in Veterinary Public Health.

After veterinary school Dr. Joshi completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and business management at a leading hospital network in New Jersey. He went on to work as an emergency veterinarian at a referral hospital in Gaithersburg, Maryland, while concurrently providing relief services at general practice clinics in the region.

“I am proud to be working with such accomplished, passionate, hard-working, and friendly people.”

Dr. Joshi has served as a Merck Animal Health Professional Services Veterinarian for the Mid-Atlantic Region since August 2020. He speaks Spanish and Marathi and is passionate about global public health and animal welfare. In his free time, Dr. Joshi enjoys golf, trivia, and travel. He has traveled extensively for business and pleasure, including South Africa to work alongside a wildlife veterinarian, and India to research dairy farm economics and production.


  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, University of Maryland
  • Veterinariae Medicince Doctoris, University of Pennsylvania

Volunteer Experience

  • Alumni Board Member, University of Maryland Gemstone Honors Program
  • Maryland State Representative, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
  • Portfolio Reviewer, Veterinary Business Management Association

Areas of Interest

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Technology