Dr. Rothstein was graduated with honors from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She then completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Cornell University. After being in private practice for 6 years (4 of them in Connecticut), Dr. Rothstein was accepted into a Dermatology Residency at Cornell University. While at Cornell, she participated in numerous published clinical trials for new and improved treatments. She has been a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology since 1995. Dr. Rothstein completed her residency in 1997 and was awarded diplomate status (board certification) in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology® in 1998.
As a former chairperson of the committee responsible for overseeing board certification of new diplomates in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology,® Dr. Rothstein continues to be strongly involved in the College. She currently serves on committees that are overseeing the improvement of the examination process for board certification in veterinary dermatology and updating the ACVD web site. She also served on the ACVD Executive Board for 10 years and is the Secretary for the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology 10.