Dr. Elpida Artemiou


Dr. Artemiou began her professional career at RUSVM in counseling and continued to teach communication and professional skills upon completing her PhD in Medical Education with an emphasis on clinical communication, simulation-based teaching and learning and outcome assessments. Dr. Artemiou has focused her career in incorporating blended learning in the classroom. She has also developed and implemented outcome assessments to evaluate students’ communication competence and established the role of simulated clients as raters. Dr. Artemiou is passionate in exploring the advances of emerging technologies including the use of Apple technology, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence within veterinary and medical education.   

Her interests further encompass a variety of areas relevant to veterinary medical education including workplace learning and assessment, leadership development, diversity programs, human-animal interactions, the principles of relational coordination in academia and practice, and the One Health approach. Through her many roles at RUSVM, Dr. Artemiou encourages a culture of personal wellness and mindful, reflective daily practice with a focus on Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Dr. Artemiou is equally passionate about human-animal interactions and improving quality of life for both animals and humans. 


  1. Betance, L., Porter,S., Conan, A., Artemiou, E. , 2016: The Perception of Veterinary Students and Faculty on the Use of a Novel Bandage Limb Model for the Purpose of Training. Journal of Animal Research and Technology 2016; pp. 31–37, pp. 31–37
  2. Grevemeyer, B.L. Betance and E. Artemiou, 2016: A telephone communication skills exercise for veterinary students: Experiences, challenges, and opportunities. J Vet Med Educ, 1-9.
  3. Artemiou, E., Conan, A., Knobel, D. L., Thompson, R., Spackman, C., & Kelly, P. J. (2017). Children’s Attitudes toward Cats on St. Kitts, West Indies. Anthrozoös,, 30(2), 8. 
  4. Artemiou, A., Gilbert, G, Fuentealba, C., Greenhill, L. (2018). Raising campus awareness on issues of globalization in veterinary medical education. MedEdPublish.://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2018.0000021.1 
  5. Artemiou, E., Gilbert, G. E., Callanan, A.Marchi, S., & Bergfelt, D. R. (2018). Mind-body therapies: an intervention to reduce work-related stress in veterinary academia. Vet Rec. doi:10.1136/vr.104815
  6. Little, W. B., Artemiou, E.Conan, A., & Sparks, C. (2018). Computer Assisted Learning: Assessment of the Veterinary Virtual Anatomy Education Software IVALA. Vet Sci, 5(2). doi:10.3390/vetsci5020058
  7. Pereira, M. M., Artemiou, E.Conan, A.Köster, L., & Cruz-Martinez, L. (2018). Case-Based Studies and Clinical Reasoning Development: Teaching Opportunities and Pitfalls for First Year Veterinary Students. Medical Science Educator, 1-5. doi:10.1007/s40670-017-0533-y
  8. Little, B., Artemiou, E, Fuentealba, C, Conan, A. (2019). Veterinary Students and Faculty Partner in Developing a Virtual Three-Dimensional (3D) Interactive Touch Screen Canine Anatomy Table. Medical Science Educator. DOI: 10.1007/s40670-018-00675-0