Dr. Mesfin joined Banfield in 2012 after graduating from Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology in Russia with his veterinary degree and Ph.D. Dr. Mesfin also attended Louisiana State University for an Evaluated Clinical Experience. After graduating, he began practicing veterinary medicine at Banfield of Gainesville, VA. Although he does not have any pets currently, Dr. Mesfin enjoys working with many dog breeds. Some of his favorites are Pit Bulls and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. When Dr. Mesfin is not working, his favorite activity and passion is running. He completed the Houston Aramco Half Marathon in 2011 with a time of 1:52:43, and in 2012, was the age group winner at the Great Rover Road Run in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Mesfin is even currently training for the Washington D.C. half marathon in 2015.