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IDEXX has the largest network of pathologists in North America, offering their expertise to support you in making clinical decisions.

Receive the most comprehensive and timely results with IDEXX Reference Laboratories’ cutting-edge technology, which complements the individual expertise of the pathologist and enables collaboration among specialists around the globe.

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Melissa Behr, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Behr received her DVM from Cornell University. She spent a year in a mixed practice before starting an anatomic pathology residency and research fellowship, completing ACVP boards out of UC Davis in 1986. She joined IDEXX in 2018 after working in both research and diagnostic pathology positions at several academic diagnostic laboratories. She has studied a variety of topics in veterinary medicine and science, including diseases of cave and migratory bats in the US. In her spare time, she likes to ride road and mountain bikes, cross country ski and grow native plants and a few hot chili peppers with her husband, adult children and dog Booboo.
Ron Bell, DVM, DACVP

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology

Dr. Bell graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He then entered the U.S. Army, where he practiced clinical veterinary medicine at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for 2 years. That was followed by a residency in comparative pathology and certification in anatomic pathology in 1991. Dr. Bell served as chief of the veterinary pathology division, assistant professor of pathology and director of the clinical laboratory at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and as a staff pathologist and principal investigator at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, D.C. He established his own veterinary reference laboratory outside of Richmond, Virginia, in 1996. In December 2009, Dr. Bell joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories in Memphis.
Jennifer M. Bernard, DVM, DACVP

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian and exotic, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Bernard graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She continued at Tennessee to complete her residency in anatomic pathology and obtain board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2013. Dr. Bernard then trained at San Diego Zoo Global during a 2-year fellowship. Dr. Bernard’s interests include diagnostic pathology, with a special interest in exotics. She currently lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, with her husband, son, and dogs Peanut and Jack. In her free time, Dr. Bernard can be found swimming, walking her dogs, and enjoying local restaurants and craft beer.
Terrell W. Blanchard, DVM, MSS, DACVP, DACVPM

Oklahoma State University

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, eye pathology

Dr. Blanchard received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1987. After 2 years in private practice, he spent the next 21 years in the U.S. Army. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in 1999 and attained board certification that year. Dr. Blanchard served in a variety of positions in research and diagnostic pathology in the U.S. Department of Defense, culminating in chairmanship of the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the AFIP. He joined IDEXX in May 2011. With his wife, Dr. Karen Blanchard, he enjoys traveling and many outdoor activities.
Jamie M. Bush, DVM, MS, DACVP

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: canine reproductive pathology, canine neuropathology, oncologic pathology

Dr. Bush is a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist who completed her veterinary training in 2004 at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by her residency and MS in 2008 at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with her three dogs, Gianni, Isadora, and Emma.
Vincent W. Carroll, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: large-animal pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology

Dr. Carroll received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Following graduation, he worked as a large-animal practitioner in New York for 5 years. He then entered an anatomic pathology residency program at Tufts University in 2007, and in September 2011 he passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologists certifying examination. He joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in March 2012. His professional interests include diagnostic pathology of large animals, with a special interest in dermatopathology and neuropathology. In his free time, Dr. Carroll enjoys ice climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and backpacking.
Kimberly Cavender, DVM, DACVP

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, infectious diseases, wildlife

Dr. Cavender, a native of Texas, graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She then practiced as a small-animal/exotic/emergency veterinarian in Pinetop, Arizona, for 1 year. She started her veterinary anatomic pathology residency at Utah State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and worked at Animal Reference Pathology in Salt Lake City. After her residency, she continued as a full-time diagnostic veterinary anatomic pathologist and assistant clinical professor for Utah State University and was fully boarded by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. Two years later, she started working for the Utah Division of Natural Resources as their first diagnostic veterinary pathologist/wildlife veterinarian. In 2014, she started working as a contract veterinary diagnostic pathologist for AViD Laboratories and then, as needed, for Phoenix Central Laboratories.
Mark D. Chalkley, BSc, BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Pathobiology), DACVP

University of Queensland

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: oral and maxillofacial pathology

Dr. Chalkley graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2006. He spent 1 year at a small-animal and exotic-animal practice in suburban Brisbane, Australia, followed by 2 years as a veterinary pathology intern at the University of Queensland. In 2009, he commenced a 3-year residency and fellowship in anatomic pathology at the University of Minnesota. He then passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologists board examination in anatomic pathology in 2012. He continued on as a pathology instructor at the University of Minnesota for 1 year. He joined IDEXX in November 2013. Dr. Chalkley is a member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and the Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology. He is a registered manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Pathology, and the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. He has been a speaker at various international conferences and has authored several scientific publications on a variety of diagnostic interests in both small and large domestic animal species.
Virginia Charney, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of San Diego

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general pathology

Dr. Charney obtained a bachelor of arts from the University of San Diego followed by her DVM at Texas A&M University in 2009. After veterinary school, she completed a small-animal rotating internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island prior to completing a year as an emergency veterinarian at Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center. Between 2011 and 2014 she completed a veterinary anatomic pathology residency at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine while also obtaining a master of science in pathobiology. Following the completion of her residency, she worked at the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission Veterinary Diagnostic Lab for approximately 3.5 years. Virginia loves to read; hike; camp; canoe/kayak; exercise; walk her three dogs, Bailey, Sage, and Heni; and play with her three cats, Amalfi, Hollis, and Optimus. She is also married to Dr. Mathew Charney, an emergency veterinarian, and has two young boys, Axel and Wrex, who rule her world.
Julia Golden Conway, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: tumor pathology, ophthalmology, equine pathology

Dr. Conway started her career as a mechanical engineer, earning her undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She later transitioned to veterinary medicine, graduating from the University of Florida in 2006. She completed her anatomic pathology residency training at UF and received ACVP diplomate status in 2010. After her residency, Julia stayed on as faculty at the UFCVM until joining IDEXX in 2016. She currently lives New York’s Finger Lakes region.
Zoltan Demeter, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP

Doctoral School of Veterinary Sciences

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: infectious diseases

Dr. Demeter obtained his DVM at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania, in 2004. He pursued his interest in infectious diseases and received his PhD at the Doctoral School of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, in 2009. He taught in the pathology department of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, and then completed a residency in anatomic pathology and MS degree at the University of Illinois. He has published 29 articles and received multiple awards, including the Scopus Young Scientist Award (2008) and the ACVP Young Investigator Award (2013). He is a competitive soccer player and enjoys exploring nature with his wife, Dr. Elena Demeter, also a veterinary pathologist, and their two daughters. Dr. Demeter joined IDEXX in October 2014.
Amanda J. Dennis, DVM, DACVP

St. George’s University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: zoo/nondomestic animal pathology, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Dennis received her DVM from St. George’s University on the island of Grenada, West Indies, in 2008 and completed her anatomic pathology residency training at the University of Tennessee in 2011. She has a special interest in zoo animal pathology and conducted award-winning research in naked mole rats skin mineralization. Following her residency, she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists while working for a small private diagnostic laboratory in Columbia, South Carolina, for 3 years before joining IDEXX. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two Chinese shar-peis, and she loves to travel!
Danielle Desjardins, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of California

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, neoplasia, immunohistochemistry

Dr. Desjardins graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego, in 2004 with a degree in biological sciences, and then graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine with highest honors. She completed her MS and residency training at Michigan State University, and then became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. She is a member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology. She is happily married to her high school prom date. Dr. Desjardins’ favorite escapes include hiking and camping with her husband Adam, kids Luke and Allie, and Labrador retriever Ryder. She also enjoys snorkeling, skiing, game nights, and all things Disney.
Taryn A. Donovan, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, exotic species, infectious diseases, cardiac pathology

Dr. Donovan graduated from Cornell University and completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, followed by a pathology residency at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2006 and gained additional postgraduate experience through a fellowship at the Zoological Society of San Diego. At the Animal Medical Center, Dr. Donovan directs interactive teaching and educational rounds, oversees the necropsy service in the pathology department, collaborates on research projects, and participates in the biopsy service through IDEXX Laboratories.
Colleen Duncan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVPM, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general surgical pathology, wildlife pathology

Dr. Duncan earned her DVM and MSc from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She later completed her PhD and a residency program in anatomic pathology at Colorado State University, where she remained as a faculty member. She is a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine. She has a wide range of species interests and has been involved in numerous research projects in both domestic and wild animals. In her free time, Dr. Duncan enjoys travel, outdoor adventures with her canine companions, and all aspects of horsemanship.
Michelle L. Fleetwood, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology

Dr. Fleetwood completed her residency at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in Washington, D.C., in 2002 and became board certified that year. She remained at the AFIP for the next 8 years, training army veterinary residents, providing pathology support to the National Zoo, and investigating marine mammal diseases. Twice she braved the cold and volunteered as a veterinarian for the Iditarod. She enjoys hiking in New Hampshire with her Bernese mountain dog.
Dominique Fournier, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Fournier received her DVM from Université de Montréal in 2001, followed by a residency and an MVSc in anatomic pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004. She spent 4 months at the University of Guelph in the summer of 2005 to cover a temporary position as a wildlife pathologist. She then worked in a private diagnostic laboratory in the UK for 3 years, reading biopsies mostly from small animals, before coming back to Canada at the end of 2008. Since then, she’s been working as a diagnostic pathologist in one of Quebec’s provincial diagnostic laboratories in Quebec City. She joined IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist in 2016.
Melinda Gabor, BSc(Vet), BVSc, PhD, MANZCVS (Pathology), DACVP

University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology, production animal and aquatic pathology

Dr. Gabor graduated from the University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science with first-class honors and the completion of an honors project on the neuroimmunology of Trichostronglus infection in sheep. She completed a PhD from the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine in T-cell immunology. She has achieved membership in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) in pathology and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (anatomical pathology). As an adjunct professor of the University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science and through development of the State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Veterinary Pathology Residency Program, she has a strong focus on the training of future veterinary pathologists. Dr. Gabor joined the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries in 2008 as a veterinary pathologist, becoming the principal veterinary pathologist in 2012 and director of laboratory services in 2016. She has held the positions of deputy chief veterinary officer of NSW and honorary president of the Australian Society for Veterinary Pathologists. She grew up in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, and now lives in the Southern Highlands, NSW. She enjoys natural history illustration, running, and caring for five teenagers and three cats. Dr. Gabor joined IDEXX in 2018.
David M. Getzy, DVM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic, oncologic, eye, bone, liver/GI, avian and exotic/large animal/wildlife, endocrine, general surgical pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Getzy received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1987 and has served in the department of pathology, the diagnostic laboratories, and the cancer unit at Colorado State University. He has extensive experience in necropsy/gross anatomic pathology, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Getzy’s interest in wildlife pathology, including exotic and fish pathology, has led him to work extensively with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Denver Zoo, and other zoologic parks. He has been with IDEXX since 1996.
Jamie L. Haddad*, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone marrow evaluation, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Haddad, a native New Yorker, received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She remained there for her anatomic pathology residency and then continued on to a clinical pathology residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Haddad is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is particularly interested in bone marrow evaluation, cytologic-histologic correlates, and specialty/referral center pathology cases. Dr. Haddad joined IDEXX in 2012 and spent her first several years with IDEXX in New York City on-site in a large specialty hospital and now continues to work for IDEXX in the northern Chicago suburbs. Outside of work, Dr. Haddad enjoys baking, running, and spending time with her family.
Erin E. Hardam, DVM, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: laboratory animal pathology, soft tissue sarcomas, dermatopathology

Dr. Hardam received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 and completed her anatomic pathology training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. At the University of Pennsylvania, she was involved with work on feline pancreatitis, sarcomas of the central nervous system, and a novel therapy for pain relief in dogs. Dr. Hardam also spent time working with the San Diego Zoo pathology department.
Janice Harvey, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, endocrine pathology, infectious disease

Dr. Harvey was born and raised in South Florida and attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) for her undergraduate studies. She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2010 and obtained her DVM degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She subsequently stayed at NCSU CVM for her anatomic pathology residency. In 2017, Dr. Harvey completed her residency and obtained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification. Her personal interests include rock climbing, improvisational comedy, rugby, and trivia nights. Dr. Harvey joined IDEXX in 2019 and currently resides in Raleigh with her dog and three cats.
Heather R. Herd, BVMS, DACVP

University of Glasgow

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, infectious disease, reproductive pathology

Dr. Herd received her BVMS from University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 2013. From there, she completed her residency training in anatomic pathology at Oklahoma State University and attained board certification in 2016. Her professional interests include diagnostic pathology, with special interest in infectious diseases and reproductive pathology. In her free time, Dr. Herd enjoys practicing yoga, gardening, and travelling with her family and Cavalier King Charles spaniel Manny.
Jeremy Johnson*, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University

Director, North America Pathology
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, coagulation, bone marrow core samples, cytology

Dr. Johnson received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1998 and completed residencies in anatomic and clinical pathology. His graduate work focused on vitamin K metabolism and vitamin K-dependent proteins involved in bone metabolism and coagulation. Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in anatomic and clinical pathology, Dr. Johnson has been with IDEXX since 2004.
Shannon Johnson, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

University of Saskatchewan

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Johnson received her BSc from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999 and her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 2003. After graduation, she completed an internship in small-animal medicine/surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following the internship, she returned to WCVM and completed a residency and an MVSc in anatomic pathology in 2007. Dr. Johnson attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2007 and spent the following year in Montreal as a toxicological pathologist. She joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories in 2009. In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys swimming, running, and spending time outdoors with her rambunctious dogs.
Tammy Johnson, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, dermatopathology, aquaria species pathology

Dr. Johnson is a native of North Carolina and graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced general small-animal medicine before completing her residency in anatomic pathology at Texas A&M University. She joined IDEXX in 2005 after 8 years as director of Sentara Veterinary Laboratory Services in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is currently a full-time IDEXX surgical pathologist, performing routine diagnostic pathology and dermatopathology of dogs and cats, and occasional aquaria species. Her special interest in dermatopathology has benefited from mutually shared learning/ teaching experiences gained while training clinical dermatology residents. Dr. Johnson is a member of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology. Her off-work passion is sustainable gardening, which she enjoys with her pet chickens and growing honeybee hives.
Todd O. Johnson, DVM, DACVP

University of Georgia

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology

Dr. Johnson received his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1990. After a year in small-animal private practice, he spent the next 26 years in the U.S. Army. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in 2000 and attained board certification that year. Dr. Johnson served in a variety of positions in research and diagnostic pathology in the U.S. Department of Defense, including directing the pathology department at the Naval Medical Research Center and culminating as director of veterinary pathology at the Defense Health Agency’s Joint Pathology Center. He joined IDEXX in April 2017. He enjoys running with his wife Pam and taking trips with the entire family.
Carroll Jones, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian and aquatic pathology, hematopoietic neoplasia, canine lymphoma

Dr. Jones graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After 4 years of private practice in small-animal medicine, she entered a pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Following residency and her successful board certification, she worked at the veterinary diagnostic laboratory of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for 10 years. She taught a variety of courses in UNH’s animal science department, in addition to performing service diagnostic work in cytology and histopathology. During her last 5 years at UNH, she became involved in aquaculture research and poultry diagnostics. Dr. Jones joined IDEXX in January of 2000.
Jason Kimbro, DVM

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: aquatic animal pathology, nondomestic/zooanimal pathology

Dr. Kimbro received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He developed an early interest in anatomic pathology. In particular, he focused on diseases of nondomestic/zoo species, native wildlife, and aquatic animals. He completed the first 2 years of his anatomic pathology residency at the University of Florida, and his third year as a clinical instructor jointly with the university and the veterinary services department of Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando. He is also currently helping IDEXX continue to develop their services and collaborations within East Asia.
Nicole Kraipowich, DVM, MS, DACVP

Iowa State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Kraipowich received her DVM from Iowa State University in 1995. While there, she also worked for the university’s pathology department and for the National Animal Disease Center. After a few years spent in private practice in Oregon and North Dakota, she pursued an MS in veterinary pathology and microbiology at Colorado State University, graduating in 2003. Also that year, she became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She joined IDEXX at the Westminster laboratory in 2005. Additionally, she serves as a relief veterinarian.
Catherine Lamm, BS, DVM, MRCVS, DACVP

UC Davis

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: reproductive pathology, infectious diseases

Dr. Lamm has been in the field of veterinary pathology since 1997, when she first started working on the postmortem floor at the University of California, Davis. She received a BS in microbiology from UC Davis in 1999 and a DVM from UC Davis in 2004. She completed her anatomic pathology residency at Cornell University and became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2007. She was on the faculty at the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, before joining IDEXX in 2012. She is widely published in the fields of reproductive pathology and infectious diseases, predominantly in domestic species. Dr. Lamm has a strong interest in global collaboration. She helped establish ACVP student chapters at universities within the United Kingdom and Australia and served as chair of the ACVP student chapter committee. She also contributed to a collaborative, multinational EU online pathology course and established a student exchange between universities in the UK and Japan.
Victoria Lashley DVM, MVS, MSc, DACVP, PhD

Royal Veterinary College

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology

Dr. Lashley spent 10 years in mixed animal practice and gained her first Master’s degree with the Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom. She completed a second Master’s in Veterinary Pathology at Massey University, New Zealand in 2012. One year later, she started a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at Iowa State University. She attained American College of Veterinary Pathology board certification and completed a PhD in Veterinary Pathology in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Dr. Lashley has conducted research in neuropathology and reproductive pathology and is often involved in teaching veterinary pathology. She thoroughly enjoys all aspects of pathology especially diagnostic pathology and joined IDEXX in 2018. Dr. Lashley is driven to always make a positive contribution to the world of veterinary medicine.
“Kevin” JungKeun Lee, DVM, MS, DACVP

Seoul National University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, hepatic pathology, parasites

Dr. Lee received his DVM at Konkuk University and MS degrees at the Seoul National University, Korea. He worked in small-animal practice and emergency clinics for a year and was a pathologist at Neodin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Seoul, Korea, for 3 years. He came to the United States in 2004 to work as a research scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, until 2009. He completed his anatomic pathology residency at Mississippi State University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2014. He began working for IDEXX in 2015.
Thomas P. Lipscomb, DVM, DACVP

Auburn University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, mammary tumors, marine mammal pathology

Dr. Lipscomb attended Auburn University on a military scholarship and received his veterinary degree in 1981, entering the U.S. Army upon graduation. After running a busy small-animal veterinary clinic in Okinawa, Japan, for 3 years, he entered the veterinary anatomic pathology residency program at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in Washington, D.C., and achieved board certification 3 years later. He found his niche in diagnostic pathology and remained at the AFIP for 17 years, rising to the post of chief of the Division of Veterinary Pathology, and later, senior consulting pathologist. He has worked extensively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service on marine mammal disease investigations. He joined IDEXX in July 2013. When not at the microscope, he enjoys traveling and hiking.
Serena M. Liu, VMD, MS, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology

Dr. Liu received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed an MS and residency training at the University of California, Davis. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1996, and has been a practicing diagnostic pathologist since then, including positions at IDEXX, and the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Liu has a special interest in dermatopathology, and was mentored by Dr. Thelma Lee Gross during her time in California. She is a member of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology and the American Association of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Liu lives in New York City with her family, which includes her dog, Clancy, and cat, Olivia. In her spare time she enjoys travel, cooking, and the dual charms of city life (theatre, classical music) and country life (hiking, skiing, and gardening).
Richard H. Luong, BVSc, DACVP

University of Sydney

Head of North American Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: biomedical clinical research, lab animal pathology, exotic species, oncopathology

Dr. Luong earned his BVSc at the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2000. He worked as a companion-animal veterinarian in the UK and Hong Kong before starting his career in veterinary anatomic pathology by working as a diagnostic pathologist in training with NSW Ag (now part of the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries) in Australia in 2002. He then joined the combined training program of the Animal Medical Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Rockefeller University as a veterinary anatomic pathology resident; he completed his residency in 2006. He stayed on as an associate pathologist with the Animal Medical Center until 2007, when he became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Since 2007, he has been with the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine as a veterinary pathologist and senior research scientist. Dr. Luong joined IDEXX in October 2014. He is widely published in the fields of laboratory animal science/pathology and biomedical research through his collaborations at Stanford University. He supports the training of residents in veterinary pathology and was a member of the ACVP Examination Committee until 2017. In his spare time, he has an unhealthy obsession with rock climbing.
Megan McCarthy, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: exotic and wildlife species

Dr. McCarthy received her BA from Yale University and her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2013. She completed a residency in anatomic pathology with an emphasis on zoo and wildlife species at the University of California, Davis, and the San Diego Zoo in 2016. She was board certified by the ACVP in 2016. She joined IDEXX in April 2017. She has a special interest in the pathology of exotic and wildlife species.
Barbara McMahill, DVM, DACVP, PhD

Technical University of Lisbon

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology

Dr. McMahill earned her DVM from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2006. She then completed a residency in anatomic pathology and a PhD in comparative pathology at the University of California, Davis. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. Dr. McMahill has a special interest in dermatopathology and was mentored by Dr. Verena Affolter and Dr. Thelma Lee Gross. While at UC Davis, she also attended dermatopathology rounds and lectures at the university’s school of medicine. She joined IDEXX in 2014 and is currently the president of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, an editorial board member of the Veterinary Dermatology Journal, and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. She also serves as a grant reviewer in the areas of dermatology and dermatopathology and as an ACVP committee member. She enjoys family time, old-fashioned vegetable and cut-flower gardening, cooking, horseback riding, and the great outdoors.
Kristy A. Mietelka, DVM, DACVP

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, reproductive pathology, livestock pathology, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Mietelka graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and spent 5 years in companion-animal practice in the greater metro Detroit area. She returned to MSU for an anatomic pathology residency in 2007 and spent the final year of her program with a focus in toxicologic pathology at a contract research laboratory. Dr. Mietelka achieved board certification in 2011. She stayed on as faculty at MSU for 5 years, teaching organ histology and systemic pathology to veterinary students, as well as performing diagnostic service work in anatomic pathology. Dr. Mietelka joined IDEXX in January 2016. She enjoys swimming, hiking, camping, canoeing, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two young children.
Alicia Moreau, DVM, DACVP

Western University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Moreau received her BS from the University of North Carolina in 2002. She spent 4 years in the U.S. Army before earning her DVM from Western University in 2010. She rejoined the U.S. Army after veterinary school and spent 4 years in small-animal clinics with a focus on military working dogs. She started her residency in anatomic pathology at the Joint Pathology Center in 2014. She was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017. She joined IDEXX in 2019.
Michelle Nobrega-Lee, DVM, DACVP

University of Tennessee

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian pathology, exotic and zoo species, large-animal pathology, ocular pathology, oncologic pathology

Dr. Nobrega-Lee graduated from Tuskegee University in 2007. She then completed a small-animal internship at Tufts University in 2008, followed by an avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2010. That was followed by completion of a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Tennessee in 2014 and subsequent board certification in 2014. She currently lives in Smyrna, Georgia, with her husband, Dr. Nathan Lee, who is a veterinary radiation oncologist; a daughter; two chocolate Labs; a cat; and a Quaker parrot. She enjoys running, traveling, and anything bird-related.
Janelle M. Novak, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, pocket pets

Dr. Novak received her veterinary and graduate training concurrently at the University of Florida, completing her DVM in 2008 and her PhD in 2007 through the assistance of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Novak completed her residency training at the University of Tennessee and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. She joined IDEXX immediately after boards. Her interests include diagnostic pathology, with a special interest in pocket pets. Dr. Novak spends as much nonworking time as possible with her husband, two children, and two Pembroke corgis. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, baking, gardening, and traveling.
David M. Pinson*, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACLAM

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: primates, laboratory animals, neoplasia

Dr. Pinson is a 1978 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced in Kentucky for 2 years prior to returning for pathology and laboratory animal medicine training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he completed a PhD degree in 1985. He subsequently passed the ACVP board examination in 1986 and the laboratory medicine board examination in 1990. He completed an NIH Research Career Development award at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was on faculty at the University of Kansas for 21 years. He is currently a professor in the department of pathology at the University of Illinois (Chicago) College of Medicine at the Peoria campus (UICOMP). He teaches general pathology, systems pathology, and pharmacology to first- and second-year medical students and directs a small laboratory animal facility at UICOMP. He serves on numerous university committees and on the Certification Examination Board of the ACVP. Past service has included the editorial boards of Veterinary Pathology and Vaccine Immunology. His CV lists 98 publications and 1 book chapter.
Teena Price, BVMS, BSc, DACVP

Murdoch University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: round cell tumors, immunohistochemistry

Dr. Price earned her veterinary degree in 1994 from Murdoch University in Western Australia. She spent 10 years working primarily in small-animal clinics in England and Australia before finally giving in to the pull to the microscope. A pathology internship followed at the University of Queensland, and then an anatomic pathology residency at the University of California, Davis. She joined IDEXX at the West Sacramento reference laboratory in 2006 and earned her diplomate in anatomic pathology in 2007. She lives in Davis, California, with her husband Chris, two very active boys, one dog (Larry), two cats (Tux and Stash), and 3 fish (that survived a mycobacterial blow out in their tank). She loves to camp and hike with her family, umpires for the local Little League where she also serves as a board member, and tries to squeeze in some yoga and meditation most days.
Geneviève Remmers, DVM, DACVP

University of Montreal

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone pathology, immunohistochemistry, oral pathology, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Remmers received her DVM from the University of Montreal in 2008. Following graduation, she completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Remmers attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2011. She is fluent in French and English and is able to provide anatomic pathology consults in both languages. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Remmers enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with her children, Hugo and Thomas; husband, David; and two dogs, Paco and Lucy.
Randall L. Rietcheck, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic anatomic pathology and leadership development

Dr. Rietcheck received his DVM from Kansas State University in 1987. After 4 years in private small-animal practice and 4 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, he proudly served almost 22 years in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in 2002 and attained board certification that year. Dr. Rietcheck served in a variety of leadership positions in pathology in the U.S. Department of Defense, culminating as director of the Department of Veterinary Science at the Army Medical Department Center and School. He joined IDEXX in October 2017. He enjoys traveling and many outdoor activities with his wife Patti.
Stacy Rine, DVM

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology

Dr. Rine completed her DVM at the University of Florida in 2000 and worked in private practice for 15 years, including 8 years as a practice owner. She completed a residency in anatomic pathology in 2018 and joined IDEXX the same year. Her hobbies include woodworking, model trains, photography, and birdwatching with her wife Annette. Their pets include their cat Harry and their little dog Daisy.
Mark Evan Robarge, DVM, MS, DACVP

Purdue University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, infectious diseases, avian pathology, large-animal pathology

Dr. Robarge completed his veterinary degree in 2012 and his anatomic pathology residency in 2015, both at Purdue University. He became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015 and joined IDEXX in January 2016. Dr. Robarge is a member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. He lives in Zionsville, Indiana, where he enjoys various outdoor activities, including hiking, wakesurfing, and paddleboarding, while also staying active with the Zionsville Aquatic Masters swim team.
Steve Rushton, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Rushton attended Kansas State University and received his degree in 1993. He practiced in Chicago for 7 years at a small-animal private practice. In 2000, he began working at the North Carolina State Diagnostic Laboratory in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he still works full-time as a pathologist. In 2001, he began a residency in anatomic pathology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rushton was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathology in 2006 and, a year later, began working for IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist.
Elisa N. Salas, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, dermatopathology, ocular pathology

Dr. Salas grew up in Philadelphia, and always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She first realized her love of pathology at necropsy show and tell rounds at Cornell University, where she obtained her DVM. After 4 years of mixed-animal and small-animal practice, she jumped at the opportunity to pursue a residency at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. During that time, Dr. Salas developed and taught her own gross pathology class, focusing on exotic animals. In addition to her pathology experience, she has a strong interest in big-data analysis and publications in both fields. She passed her boards in 2013. In addition to helping submitting veterinarians at IDEXX, she also serves as a consultant on the Clinical and Anatomic Pathology boards of the Veterinary Information Network. Her volunteerism includes membership in the Member Relations Committee of the ACVP and teaching high school students zoo anatomy and pathology at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
Ravi Seebaransingh, BVetMed, MSc, MRCVS, DACVP

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, exotic species

Dr. Seebaransingh graduated in 1991 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He worked in mixed practice, both private and government in Trinidad (Caribbean), before pursuing a master of science degree in pathobiology at University of Guelph in 1997. He then returned to Trinidad and worked at the National Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for 5 years and subsequently spent 8 years at the University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine, where he lectured in general and systemic veterinary pathology. He also provided gross and diagnostic pathology services on a wide range of species. Dr. Seebaransingh received board certification in 2009 and joined IDEXX in 2012. He enjoys photography, hiking, bird-watching, and tai chi.
Alba Maria M. Shank, DVM, MS, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Manager, East Region
Area(s) of interest: eye pathology, reproductive pathology, diseases of small and large ruminants and camelids

Dr. Shank was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and completed her DVM and MS at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed a veterinary anatomic pathology residency at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in 2009. In 2010 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to work at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and became a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist in September 2011. She joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in February 2012 and was promoted to an assistant manager position (east region) in June 2014. Nonpathology interests include gardening, canning, knitting, farming, hiking, camping, general outdoorsy stuff, and playing in the dirt with her three children and husband.
Steve Smith, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, hepatic pathology, dermatopathology, tumor pathology

Dr. Smith has been in the field of veterinary pathology since 1989. He earned a BA in biology from Cornell University in 1979, after which he worked as a veterinary technician and then as a technician at an organ transplant company in California. In 1989, he completed a DVM at the University of California, Davis. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology in 1992, also at UC Davis, and is board certified. He has been with IDEXX since 1993.
Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Iowa State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: exotic (specifically amphibian and reptile), pathology, neuropathology

Dr. Snook graduated from Iowa State University in 2002. After 4 years in private practice and emergency medicine, he began his residency at Louisiana State University and was board certified in 2009. In 2013, he finished his PhD focusing on globoid cell leukodystrophy. He worked at a state diagnostic laboratory for 4 years with a focus on small animals, reptiles, and amphibians before starting at IDEXX in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and spending time with his family.
Nick Sorensen, DVM, DACVP

Washington State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: large-animal pathology (especially bovine respiratory disease), dermatopathology, infectious disease

Dr. Sorensen grew up in Bozeman, Montana, and has been involved with veterinary medicine from the time he could accompany his father on large-animal farm calls. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Montana State University, he completed his DVM at Washington State University in 2008 and returned to Montana to practice mixed-animal medicine. His interest in pathology led him to apply for residency positions and in 2012 he began his anatomic pathology residency at Oklahoma State University and became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. In his spare time, Dr. Sorensen spends as much time as possible with his fiancé Katie and their dog Lily. He also spends as much time fly-fishing and being outside as his schedule allows.
Shane Stiver, BS, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), DACVP

UC Davis

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general and surgical pathology

Dr. Stiver came to veterinary pathology following 12 years as a practicing veterinarian in northern California. He received a BS in zoology from the University of California, Davis, in 1985, and his DVM from UC Davis in 1989. He was an associate small-animal practitioner in San Rafael, California, for 2 years before purchasing and operating Frontier Pet Clinic in Napa, California, in 1991. A small-animal practitioner, he expanded the practice to include avian and exotic patients. He was board certified in canine and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1998. He left clinical practice in 2001 and returned to academia, completing a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Georgia in 2004. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004, when he joined IDEXX as a veterinary anatomic pathologist. Dr. Stiver enjoys case consultation with his colleagues in veterinary practice and has an interest in medical illustration. He serves as a subject matter expert for the California State Veterinary Medical Board.
Rommel Max Tan, DVM, MS, DACVP, PhD

University of the Philippines

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general diagnostic pathology, ocular pathology, liver pathology, mammary gland pathology

Dr. Tan received his DVM from the University of the Philippines in 2005. Afterward, he completed an MS degree from the University of Maryland in 2008. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Illinois in 2011 and attained board certification that year. He also completed a PhD from the same institution in 2013. Dr. Tan served as an assistant professor in a small agricultural college in 2014. He joined IDEXX in April 2015, and he enjoys traveling and watching movies.
Jeremy Tobias, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, eye pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Tobias was born in South Africa and raised in Alabama. He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate studies, and in 2011 he received his veterinary degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently stayed to complete an anatomic pathology residency. In 2014, Dr. Tobias attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification and joined IDEXX Laboratories in Memphis.

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Dean Basel, DVM, MS, DACVP

Michigan State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, laboratory medicine

Dr. Basel received his DVM with honors from Michigan State University in 1978. After a year in private practice, he completed a residency/master’s degree program in pathology at the University of Missouri. Following this, he was manager of clinical pathology at Hazleton Laboratories in Madison, Wisconsin. Later he became an instructor at North Carolina State University. From 1986–1996, he was a pathologist at Southwest Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, where he practiced both anatomic and clinical pathology. Dr. Basel joined IDEXX in 1996. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Sylvie Beaudin, DVM, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, noninvasive diagnostic testing

Dr. Beaudin obtained her DVM from the University of Montreal in 1996. She was a small-animal practitioner for 2 years before heading down the path of clinical pathology and veterinary diagnostics. She completed her clinical pathology residency at Oklahoma State University in 2003 and became board certified in 2004. She worked for a large diagnostic laboratory in California for almost 2 years and continued on as a contract pathologist for 5 years, out of Montreal. This has afforded her immense experience with cytology cases, an area she particularly enjoys. Her hobbies include screenwriting and enjoying the outdoors with her dog, Laika.
Regan Bell, DVM, MS, DACVP

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, oncology, infectious diseases

Dr. Bell is a 2009 graduate of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also completed her residency in clinical pathology and her master’s degree after 1 year in small-animal practice. Board-certified in 2013, she worked as a clinical pathologist at a private veterinary reference laboratory in the Midwest before moving to Portland, Oregon, to join IDEXX in 2015. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, hiking, snowshoeing, time at the ocean, and reading.
Linda Berent*, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Illinois

Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation, dermatopathology, oncology

Dr. Berent received her DVM from the University of Illinois, where she also completed her residency in clinical pathology after 1 year of small-animal practice. She received board certification in clinical pathology in 2001 and anatomic pathology in 2006. She joined the faculty at the University of Missouri in 2002 as a clinical track faculty focused on diagnostic service and teaching. She joined IDEXX as a contractor in 2017.
Deborah C. Bernreuter, DVM, MS

Colorado State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: laboratory medicine

Dr. Bernreuter received her DVM from Colorado State University, where as an undergraduate she was employed in the parasitology laboratory for 6 years. She was in private small-animal/exotic practice for 1 year. After receiving a visiting fellowship at Cornell University and then completing an MS in clinical pathology from the University of Illinois, she worked as a clinical pathologist at Veterinary Reference Laboratory in California and as acting director of their San Leandro facility. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Bernreuter was an independent clinical pathology consultant and taught anatomy and physiology at Mesa College in Arizona. In 1998, she returned to California as the medical director of Sierra Veterinary Laboratory. Dr. Bernreuter joined IDEXX in 2000.
Allison Billings, VMD, DACVP

Duke University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Billings obtained her BS from Duke University in 2000 and her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. After completing a small-animal internship and working in private practice, she returned to the University of Pennsylvania for her residency in clinical pathology. She became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2009. She began working as a contract pathologist for IDEXX in 2011 and joined the IDEXX pathology team in July 2015. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Mike, their three sons, and their dog, Gus.
Melissa Blauvelt, DVM, MS, DACVP

Oklahoma State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone marrow, flow cytometry

Dr. Blauvelt received her DVM from Oklahoma State University. She was in small-animal private practice for 3 years and then pursued a clinical pathology residency with the University of Minnesota. She has been working as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 15 years and was delighted to join IDEXX in the summer of 2016. In her off hours, she enjoys taking care of her little farm and its two donkeys, two horses, and her timid dog Savannah.
Leisl C. Breickner, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Breickner received her DVM from Cornell University in 1996. Following graduation, she completed a small-animal internship at a large referral hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Breickner remained in small-animal private practice until beginning a clinical pathology residency at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. During this time, she performed research with adult equine mesenchymal stem cells and acquired skills in cell and tissue culture and immunofluorescence techniques, as well as RNA and protein extraction. Dr. Breickner attained board certification through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011 and joined IDEXX the same year.
Andrew Burton, BVSC (Hons), DACVP

University of Melbourne

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, lymphoproliferative disorders

Dr. Burton graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007 with First Class Honors and numerous awards for student excellence. He completed a rotating internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in 2008 before working at University of California, Davis, as a staff veterinarian and then as an intern in emergency medicine and critical care. It was as an emergency veterinarian that he developed his interest in evidence-based medicine, leading him to pursue residency training in clinical pathology, also at UC Davis. He earned board certification in 2014. Dr. Burton has published extensively on diagnostic testing and interpretation as well as on neoplastic, infectious, and traumatic disorders in companion, laboratory, and wild-animal species. He was the recipient of the ASVCP Young Investigator Award in 2013 for his work on canine stored blood microparticle detection. He has considerable lecture experience in veterinary curricula and in local, national, and international CE meetings. His research focus is in hematology and electrolyte disturbances, and he has a passion for cytopathology. He recently finished writing a textbook, Clinical Atlas of Small Animal Cytology, which will be available in late 2017. He is a member of the ACVP and ASVCP.
Jennifer R. Cook, DVM, MS, DACVP

Cornell University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, quality assurance/ quality control

Dr. Cook received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University in 1995 and her DVM degree from Cornell University in 2000. She was an instructor at Cornell and a general practitioner at various small-animal/exotics clinics before returning to a clinical pathology residency at Texas A&M University and was board certified in 2013. Since that time, she has been working in veterinary diagnostic pathology and joined IDEXX in early 2018. She is the coauthor of the cerebrospinal fluid/central nervous system chapter of Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat is currently chairperson of the Quality Assurance and Laboratory Standards Committee of the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two children, two dogs, and bearded dragon.
Stephanie Corn, DVM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, laboratory medicine

Dr. Corn received her DVM from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 2000 and was an associate veterinarian in small-animal practice for 2 years before returning to OSU for a clinical pathology residency. She worked as a clinical instructor at OSU after completion of her residency. Dr. Corn became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2005 and joined IDEXX at the Worthington, Ohio, laboratory in 2006.
Dean Cornwell, DVM, PhD, MT (ASCP)

Kansas State University

Regional Head of Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, immunology, molecular diagnostics

Dr. Cornwell attended Fort Hays State University and received a BS in medical technology prior to receiving his DVM from Kansas State University (KSU) in 1990. He practiced in Kansas City for 1 year before beginning his clinical pathology residency at KSU in 1991. Dr. Cornwell joined IDEXX as a clinical pathologist in 1997 and completed and defended his thesis in physical gene mapping and received his doctorate in 2001. He became a regional manager in 2000 and was named western head of clinical pathology in 2014. He is a member of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technical team, Medical Review Board, and the Reference Interval committee. He was instrumental in driving IDEXX to become the premier provider for veterinary molecular diagnostics and continues to give pathology, molecular, and medical guidance.
Rick L. Cowell, DVM, MS, DACVP, MRCVS

Oklahoma State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Cowell received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1978 and achieved board certification in 1983. Before joining IDEXX as a clinical pathologist in 2005, he was a professor of veterinary clinical pathology at Oklahoma State University for 19 years. Dr. Cowell has authored or coauthored numerous journal articles. He is coeditor of the textbooks Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Horse, and Atlas of Canine and Feline Peripheral Blood Smears and is the editor of the textbook Veterinary Clinical Pathology Secrets.
Janice A. Cruz Cardona, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Regional Head of Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, oncology, hematology

Dr. Cruz received her BS in animal science from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus. She then headed north to Cornell University, where she completed her DVM in 2004. Dr. Cruz then spent 3 years in private practice, with a primary focus on companion animals. In 2007, she pursued a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Florida and received board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2010. She joined IDEXX in April 2011. She enjoys teaching and when not at work, she enjoys long-distance running, baking, and spending not-so-quiet time at home with her young children and husband.
Martin David, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, immunocytochemistry, hematology

Dr. David received his DVM from the University of Montreal in 1993. He started his clinical pathology training as an intern in laboratory diagnostics, also at the University of Montreal. In 1994, he began a residency and MS program at Purdue University and remained there as a clinical instructor. Dr. David joined IDEXX in 1998. Since 2001, he has been an adjunct faculty member in the clinical pathology curriculum of the veterinary technology program of the Community College of Denver and has also served on their advisory board. Dr. David is certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Deborah Davis, DVM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Davis graduated with a BS from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1995. She attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with honors in 2000, staying on at OSU for her residency in clinical pathology. While there, she participated in research involving mouse models of human breast cancer metastasis to bone and became proficient in many molecular techniques, including cell transfection and real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR). She relocated to Massachusetts with IDEXX in 2004 and completed her board certification in the American College of Veterinary Pathology that same year.
Heather DeHeer, DVM, DACVP

Purdue University

Regional Head of Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: cytology, education, technology, telemedicine

Dr. DeHeer is proud to be a Boilermaker, completing her DVM studies at Purdue University in 1993. She worked in general small-animal practice in Greenville, South Carolina, for 4 years before deciding that her calling was in pathology. She completed her residency training in clinical pathology at North Carolina State University and completed her board certification in 2001. She moved back to her home state of Delaware in 2000, accepting a staff pathologist position at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She transitioned from academia into the diagnostic laboratory sector in 2006. Her professional passions include cytology, education, technology, and telemedicine. Heather resides in Newark, Delaware, with her husband and six rescue dogs (Ferguson, Murray, Dot, Hildegard, Girlfriend, Monkey). She enjoys travel, scuba diving, orchid fancying, stained glass, gardening, and vacuuming up dog hair.
Dennis B. DeNicola, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Purdue University

Chief Veterinary Educator, Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, chemistry, education

Dr. DeNicola completed his DVM in 1978 and his PhD in 1981, both at Purdue University. For more than 20 years, he served as educator in clinical and surgical pathology. In addition, he directed the primary clinical pathology laboratory as well as the cytology and surgical pathology service at Purdue’s veterinary school. He also ran a private pathology service for 15 years. A speaker at more than 300 national and international education symposia, Dr. DeNicola also has authored or coauthored more than 150 publications in various aspects of veterinary clinical pathology.
Nariman Deravi, DVM, DACVP

Ontario Veterinary College

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, lymphoproliferative disorders, bone marrow evaluation

Dr. Deravi is a native of Mississauga, Ontario, and received his DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012. He spent 2 years in small-animal practice before pursuing a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Guelph, where he did research on canine T-cell lymphoma. He was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017 and began working for IDEXX the same year. In his spare time, Dr. Deravi enjoys spending time with his schnauzer mix Tillie and practicing stand-up comedy and improv. He tries his best to stay fit by doing Zumba and interval boxing. He is also a proud alumnus of the Omega Tau Sigma veterinary fraternity, actively contributing to the chapter during veterinary school and his residency.
Roberta Di Terlizzi, DVM, MRCVS, DACVP

University of Bari

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, education

Dr. Di Terlizzi is a native of Italy and received her DVM from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1999. She received accreditation with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001 before completing an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, UK, and also worked in the UK in general practice for 2 years. From there, Dr. Di Terlizzi crossed the Atlantic in 2005 to pursue a residency in clinical pathology at Kansas State University. She was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2009. She has held academic positions both at Iowa State University and University of Pennsylvania before transitioning into the diagnostic sector. Professionally, she is passionate about teaching and was the proud recipient of several prestigious teaching awards during her years in academia. Outside of work, she loves to sing and play guitar, and she keeps busy with her two young daughters and her 3 cats. Dr. Di Terlizzi joined IDEXX in September 2017.
Lily Edwards, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Edwards graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998 and proceeded directly to graduate studies in clinical pathology. In 2001, she joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories and, in 2002, attained board certification in clinical pathology from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Edwards lives in the suburbs of Calgary with her husband, two children, and two cats.
Marigold Ernst, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Purdue University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, immunocytochemistry, clinical chemistry

Dr. Ernst grew up on Long Island, New York, and received a BS in biology from the Rochester Institute of Technology before getting her DVM from Purdue University in 2010. After spending nearly 3 years in small-animal general and emergency practice, she yielded to her love for laboratory diagnostics and returned to school for a veterinary clinical pathology residency at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She passed the ACVP board examination in 2016 and joined IDEXX in 2018. When not at the microscope, she is spending time with her husband, two energetic young children, and three cats. She is an avid swing dancer and likes to sing, craft, read, and play at the beach.
Pete Fernandes, DVM, DACVP

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, proteinuria, UPC, immunocytochemistry

Dr. Fernandes completed his DVM at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1995, followed by an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Dr. Fernandes completed residencies in clinical pathology at Texas A&M University and at the University of Florida. He has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists since 1999.
Brittney Fierro, DVM, DACVP

Colorado State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Fierro received her DVM from Colorado State University in 2008, and then completed a clinical pathology residency at Michigan State University. She is board certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She joined IDEXX initially at the Johannesburg, South Africa, laboratory, and then transferred to the Delta, British Columbia, laboratory in 2014. Dr. Fierro lives with her husband and two cats, who are now veteran world travelers.
Dave Fisher, DVM, DACVP

Washington State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry

Dr. Fisher received his DVM from Washington State University and practiced at a small-animal clinic in Washington prior to his residency in clinical pathology at the University of California, Davis. Following his board certification, he was a clinical pathology instructor at the University of Wisconsin. In 1995, he started working for IDEXX at the company’s reference laboratory in West Sacramento, California, where he has served in various capacities including staff pathologist, chair of the IDEXX medical review board, resident coordinator, and regional manager. He has also served on the clinical pathology board examination committee and as the section editor of “What is your diagnosis?” in the journal Veterinary Clinical Pathology, and has written several chapters for veterinary clinical pathology texts.
Carrie Flint, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University

Assistant Regional Manager, Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Flint received her DVM in 2006 from Tufts University and completed a residency in clinical pathology at Michigan State University in 2009. She is board certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Flint joined the IDEXX lab in Delta, British Columbia, in 2009. Her passion for veterinary diagnostics began while working in a laboratory prior to veterinary school. Outside of work, she enjoys trivia, baking, photography, and spending time with her beloved chocolate Labrador retriever, Lily.
Ruanna Gossett, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Texas A&M University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Gossett received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 1985. She completed an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University and then worked in small-animal private practices in North Carolina and Texas. Dr. Gossett completed residency training in clinical pathology at Texas A&M in 1992. Prior to joining IDEXX in 1997, she served as a postdoctoral research associate in the pathology department at Texas A&M, working with a swine melanoma model and a lipid-binding protein and Acyl-CoA binding protein. She received her PhD in 1998 and is board certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Jamie Haddad*, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone marrow evaluation, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Haddad, a native New Yorker, received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She remained there for her anatomic pathology residency and then continued on to a clinical pathology residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Haddad is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is particularly interested in bone marrow evaluation, cytologic-histologic correlates, and specialty/referral center pathology cases. Dr. Haddad joined IDEXX in 2012 and spent her first several years with IDEXX in New York City on-site in a large specialty hospital and now continues to work for IDEXX in the northern Chicago suburbs. Outside of work, Dr. Haddad enjoys baking, running, and spending time with her family.
Sally Henderson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Ohio State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic cytology

Dr. Henderson resides in the greater Columbus, Ohio, area with her husband, son, two cats, and two golden retrievers (one is an AKC champion!). She is originally from Connecticut but relocated to the Midwest to attend The Ohio State University for her veterinary studies (class of 2011). She returned to New England for a small-animal internship at Cornell University and worked for a time in general small-animal practice. In 2013, Dr. Henderson returned to OSU for both a residency in clinical pathology and PhD in novel experimental cancer therapeutics. She successfully completed her ACVP board certification examination in 2017. She joined IDEXX in June 2018.
Katy Jacocks, DVM, DACVP

Oklahoma State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry

Dr. Jacocks received her DVM from Oklahoma State University in 2006 and completed her clinical pathology residency at the school from 2009–2012. She also has experience in a general veterinary practice. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Eric, and son, Reagan. The family has two dogs, Riley Joe and Penny. In her free time, they enjoy going to the park, the zoo, or the train station—basically anything her toddler wants to do!
Elizabeth Jay, DVM, MS, DACVP

Purdue University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Jay, an Indiana native, received her DVM from Purdue University in 1992. After 10 years of practice experience, including mixed-animal practice in North Carolina and small-animal/emergency practice in Chicago, she returned to Purdue in 1999 as a professional assistant in oncology to investigate residency/research alternatives. She completed a residency in clinical pathology, earned her master’s degree in veterinary pathobiology in 2003, and was board certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004. Dr. Jay joined IDEXX in 2009 with previous experience in both diagnostic clinical pathology and pharmaceutical research.
Jeremy Johnson*, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University

Director, North America Pathology
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, coagulation, bone marrow core samples, cytology

Dr. Johnson received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1998 and completed residencies in anatomic and clinical pathology. His graduate work focused on vitamin K metabolism and vitamin K-dependent proteins involved in bone metabolism and coagulation. Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in anatomic and clinical pathology, Dr. Johnson has been with IDEXX since 2004.
Jocelyn Johnsrude, DVM, MS, DACVP

North Carolina State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Johnsrude received her BS and DVM from North Carolina State University. She spent 5 years in small-animal private practice before joining the University of Florida for her residency in clinical pathology in 1992. She was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1996. Dr. Johnsrude attended the University of California, Davis, for a graduate program and received her MS in pathology in 1997. She has been working for IDEXX since early 1996.
Sonya Keller, DVM, DVSc, DACVP

Ontario Veterinary College

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Keller graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2001. She worked as a mixed-animal practitioner in rural Ontario until returning to OVC to complete her DVSc in clinical pathology in 2005. Dr. Keller also completed her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2005. After graduation, she joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories in Calgary in January 2006 and relocated to the Markham, Ontario, laboratory in 2008. Dr. Keller lives in Maple, Ontario, with her husband, Wayne, her two sons, and their two cats. She enjoys biking, hiking, hockey, and spending time with her family.
Tasha Kowalewich, DVM, DACVIM, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Kowalewich is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and completed her veterinary degree at Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She then completed her internship and residency in small-animal internal medicine at Purdue University in 1991. She obtained her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1992. She moved to Vancouver and started her internal medicine practice and I-131 clinic. She joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories in Delta, British Columbia, in 1997. In 2008, she obtained her board certification in clinical pathology with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Laura Lane, DVM, DACVP

Oklahoma State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, infectious diseases

Dr. Lane received her DVM from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 2005. She practiced in a small-animal clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee, for 3 years before returning to OSU for a residency in clinical pathology. During her residency, she developed an interest in teaching and clinical investigations of natural disease. Dr. Lane became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. She worked as a clinical pathologist in a diagnostic laboratory for 3 years before joining the IDEXX team in 2015 at the Irvine, California, laboratory. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband, Nathaniel, and their rescue pit bulls, Zoe and Olivia. Her hobbies include CrossFit™/Olympic weightlifting, outdoor adventure, and traveling.
Jean-Sebastien Latouche, DVM, DES, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: ultrasound-guided cytology, cytology, clinical pathology

Dr. Latouche graduated with a DVM from the University of Montreal in 1996 and completed his DES/residency in clinical pathology at the University of Montreal in 2000. He was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2000. Dr. Latouche worked at VDIC from 2000–2002 as a full-time clinical pathologist, and then part-time as a locum clinical pathologist from 2002–2005 while also working full-time as an instructor/clinician for the clinical pathology service of the University of Montreal. Dr. Latouche returned full-time to VDIC in September of 2005 and transplanted his family to the small town of Estacada, in the Portland, Oregon, area. VDIC was acquired by IDEXX in August of 2009.
Cheryl Auch Lawson, DVM, DACVP

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, education, chemistry, exotic species

Dr. Lawson graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After approximately 2 years as a general practitioner in the Nashville area, she returned to Auburn University for a residency in clinical pathology. Dr. Lawson completed her residency in July 2017 and will complete her master’s degree in December 2017. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017 and joined the IDEXX team the same year.
Liz Little, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, infectious diseases

Dr. Little obtained her BA from Williams College in 1998 and her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in 2003. She stayed at UPenn for her clinical pathology residency, during which she published papers on feline nasal lymphoma, cutaneous toxoplasmosis, and a keloidal fibrosarcoma. Dr. Little was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2006 and stayed at UPenn for a lectureship year. She worked as a clinical pathologist for a diagnostic laboratory for 3 years and joined the IDEXX team in 2010.
Lynne Marcotte, DVM, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, endocrinology, hematology

Dr. Marcotte obtained her DVM from the University of Montreal in 1987 and then worked as a companion-animal practitioner in Quebec City until 1996. After 2 years of teaching animal-health technicians, she enrolled in the clinical pathology residency program at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, in 1998. In 2002, she attained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She joined IDEXX in 2005, working as a clinical pathologist in the Montreal laboratory. A native of Hull, Quebec, Dr. Marcotte now lives in Quebec City with her significant other and three adorable children. She enjoys outdoor sports (cross-country skiing, trekking, snowshoeing, cycling), indoor training, and travel.
James Matthews, DVM, MS, PhD

University of Illinois

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology technology, cytology, quality assurance testing

Dr. Matthews graduated from the University of Illinois in 1976. He was in small-animal practice in the Chicago area before returning to the University of Illinois as a teaching associate. He received his MS in veterinary science from Washington State University in 1982, and his PhD in veterinary pathology from Iowa State University in 1987. He has been an assistant professor of veterinary pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and at Iowa State University. In 1988, Dr. Matthews became chief of veterinary clinical pathology for Veterinary Services, Inc. A founding member and secretary for the Veterinary Laboratory Association, Dr. Matthews joined IDEXX in 1996 as the regional head of clinical pathology for the central and eastern regions. In 2000 Dr. Matthews joined the LaserCyte® Instrument Development team and has since continued as a senior staff clinical pathologist in the Elmhurst, Illinois, laboratory.
Meredeth McEntire, DVM, MS, DACVP

Washington State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology

Dr. McEntire’s roots in the Pacific Northwest run deep. A native Oregonian, she graduated from Whitman College in 2004 and then Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. After completing a small-animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego in California, she spent several years in private practice in Spokane, Washington, before returning to WSU in 2012 to complete a clinical pathology residency and obtain her master’s degree. She was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. She joined IDEXX in 2018. In her downtime, she makes the most of the outstanding running, road biking, and skiing opportunities in eastern Washington.
Holly Minard, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Arkansas

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Minard obtained her BS in animal science from the University of Arkansas in 2009 and her DVM from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She then completed a residency in clinical pathology and obtained an MS in veterinary pathobiology at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. She became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2016 and joined IDEXX the same year. She currently lives in Worthington, Ohio, with her dog Fitz and two cats Charlie and Yukiko. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, painting, and reading.
Cathy Monteith, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Special Projects Manager
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, canine reproduction, cattle clinical pathology

Dr. Monteith received her BS in agriculture from the University of British Columbia in 1985. In 1989, she received her DVM from Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan. After practicing at a mixed-animal practice in Ontario and a small-animal practice on Vancouver Island, she returned to WCVM and received her MVSc in 1993. Following a senior diagnostic fellowship year, she was board certified as a clinical pathologist by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1994. She held a temporary faculty position at WCVM and conducted research in lentiviral infections in sheep in 1994–1995. She joined IDEXX in 2006.
Sébastien Overvelde, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

University of Montreal

Head of Clinical Pathology, Eastern Canada
Area(s) of interest: cytology, infectious diseases

A native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Dr. Overvelde received his DVM from the University of Montreal in 1998 and then worked in a small-animal practice in Newport News, Virginia, for 3 years. He then returned to the University of Montreal to complete a residency in clinical pathology and a master’s degree in veterinary science. Dr. Overvelde attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2004 and joined IDEXX at the Montreal laboratory in November of the same year. He became head of pathology for Canada in 2008. Dr. Overvelde lives in Laval, Quebec, with his wife and two daughters. His family also includes a golden retriever and three cats.
Kate E. Pennick, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Georgia

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, fluid analysis, education

Dr. Pennick graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology in 1999 before obtaining her MS in veterinary pathology from the University of Georgia in 2005 and her DVM from Michigan State University in 2010. She has several years of research and diagnostic laboratory experience and has published manuscripts on the use of DNA in situ hybridization to detect viral diseases and the development of automated DNA in situ hybridization methods. Dr. Pennick completed her residency at Kansas State University in 2013. She joined IDEXX in February 2014 and obtained board certification in clinical pathology from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists the same year.
Heidi Peta, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, endocrinology

Dr. Peta received her DVM in 2002 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan. She spent 1 year in small-animal private practice in Edmonton, Alberta, before returning to WCVM in 2003 to begin a 3-year residency in clinical pathology. Her time there was spent performing diagnostic duties, teaching veterinary students, and completing a master’s project on GLDH, a liver enzyme in dogs. After the final year of her residency, Dr. Peta earned American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification. She worked at a veterinary laboratory near Seattle before joining IDEXX Reference Laboratories in 2008.
Caroline Piché, DVM, MSc, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Piché graduated with a DVM from the University of Montreal in 2002, which was followed by a 1-year internship in small-animal medicine and surgery. She then completed a 3-year residency in clinical pathology while also pursuing a master’s degree in veterinary sciences. After graduating in 2007, Dr. Piché worked as a clinical pathologist at the diagnostic laboratory of the University of Montreal. She joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories in June 2008.
Johanna Rigas, DVM, MS, DACVP

Oregon State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: infectious diseases, clinical chemistry, oncology

After working in biomedical research and receiving her MS degree in biology from Portland State University, Dr. Rigas continued her education at Oregon State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, where she received her DVM. She continued to complete a residency in veterinary clinical pathology at OSU with board certification in 2011. After residency, she worked in academia teaching clinical pathology and general practice techniques as well as working for a private reference laboratory. Dr. Rigas joined IDEXX in January 2018. She enjoys most outdoor activities, especially watersports or activities in the mountains, as well as jewelry making and fiber arts.
Sarah Schmidt, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Schmidt received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2003. She practiced small-animal medicine and surgery in the Sunshine State for the following 6 years before deciding to pursue her love for clinical pathology and accept a residency position at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her 3-year residency and was certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology in 2012. She continued as a lecturer, performing clinical pathology services, at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine prior to working as a clinical pathologist at a large veterinary diagnostic laboratory affiliated with a veterinary referral practice in Tampa, Florida. Following relocation to Massachusetts, she joined IDEXX in January 2015.
Andrea Siegel, DVM, DACVP

La Salle University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical biochemistry

Dr. Siegel received her DVM from La Salle University, Bogota, Colombia, in 2000. After graduating she went to Barcelona, Spain, where she obtained the EU veterinary certification at the University of Barcelona and then worked for 7 years in small-animal private practice. In 2008, she relocated to New York City, where she completed a residency in clinical pathology at ALX Laboratories, Animal Medical Center. Dr. Siegel joined IDEXX at the end of her residency through the ALX Laboratories acquisition in December 2011. She was certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2013. Her duties include reading diagnostic cytology cases and and training nonpathology AMC residents and interns by conducting rounds and lectures. She lives in New York City with her husband, her son, and their four cats.
Kyra L. Somers, DVM, PhD

Colorado State University

Assistant Regional Manager, Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic cytology, hematology, lysosomal storage diseases

Dr. Somers received her DVM from Colorado State University (CSU) in 1995. She remained at CSU and completed a combined clinical pathology residency and PhD training program in 2000. She was then retained by CSU and appointed an assistant professor. She continued her research endeavors, provided substantial diagnostic support for the veterinary teaching hospital, and participated in teaching clinical pathology to veterinary students until 2005. In March 2005, she relocated to Massachusetts and joined IDEXX at the North Grafton laboratory.
Christine A. Stanton, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, clinical chemistry, hematology, infectious diseases, consulting

Dr. Stanton received her DVM from Colorado State University in 1987, followed by an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University. She then practiced at a small-animal clinic for 1 year before pursuing a combined residency in clinical pathology and a PhD in pathology at Colorado State University. She began her diagnostic clinical pathology career at the IDEXX Reference Laboratories West Sacramento, California, laboratory (formerly CVD) in 1992, obtained board certification, and in 1996 moved to North Carolina, where she was on the clinical faculty at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 5 years. During 2 years of that period, Dr. Stanton pursued intensive training in surgical pathology. Since then, she has continued in the diagnostic field and, because of her passion for helping both animals and humans in need, she has added to her repertoire in-home veterinary wellness care for special-needs clients. Dr. Stanton resides in Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and five cats. Outside of work, she spends her time playing piano, volunteering, gardening, and writing.
Jennifer Steinberg, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, soft tissue sarcomas

Dr. Steinberg is a native of Maryland and received her DVM from Tufts University in 2001. She did a rotating small-animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Steinberg received her residency training at Colorado State University and Tufts University and was certified in clinical pathology in 2005. She has been a clinical instructor/part-time faculty at Tufts and a staff pathologist at the University of Pennsylvania participating in diagnostic service, teaching, and resident training. Her professional interests include cytology and hematology, specifically iron metabolism. She has two cats, Paul and Kevin, who are willful and bad.
Tatiana Stirtzinger DVM, PhD

University of Guelph

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, infectious diseases

Dr. Stirtzinger received her DVM in 1976 from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. After graduation, she worked in a mixed practice and then returned to Guelph in 1977 to work in the Ontario government’s diagnostic laboratory. She returned to the University of Guelph, completing a diploma in clinical pathology in 1978 and a PhD in 1985, at which time she joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology at the Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Stirtzinger joined the IDEXX Reference Laboratories Markham laboratory in 1995. Her special interests include diagnostic cytology, infectious diseases, and the development and evaluation of laboratory diagnostic tests for the veterinary profession. During her career, she and her husband raised three children and are now proud grandparents. Outside of work, Dr. Stirtzinger enjoys cooking and gardening.
Emmeline Tan, DVM, DVSc, DACVP

Ontario Veterinary College

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, oncology

Dr. Tan received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2000 and was in companion-animal/emergency practice for 5 years in the Pacific Northwest before returning to complete a DVSc in clinical pathology at OVC. She received board certification in 2009 and worked as a clinical pathologist at the OVC from 2009–2013, teaching clinical pathology to DVM students, mentoring clinical pathology residents, and performing diagnostic work for the OVC Health Sciences Centre. She joined IDEXX in 2013 and is embedded in the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs and husband as well as running, gardening, and cooking.
Elaine Tobias*, VMD, MS, DACVIM, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, oncology

Dr. Tobias earned her master’s degree in molecular biology from New York University and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She interned at the University of Pennsylvania and completed an internal medicine residency at New York City’s Animal Medical Center. She worked as an emergency clinician and small-animal internist in private practice until joining IDEXX as an internal medicine consultant from 2001–2010. In 2011, she was a senior lecturer in clinical pathology at a university in Australia and returned to IDEXX as a clinical pathologist in late 2011. Dr. Tobias is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small-animal internal medicine and by the American College of Veterinary Pathology in clinical pathology.
Amy Valenciano, DVM, MS, DACVP

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist, Extern Coordinator
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry, cancer diagnostics

Dr. Valenciano received her DVM from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Following graduation, she became a small-animal practitioner for 2 years in Austin, Texas. She then completed a master’s degree and residency program in veterinary clinical pathology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, the same year that she joined IDEXX. Her husband is also a veterinarian; they have two children and reside in Flower Mound, Texas.
Maria Vandis, DVM, DACVP

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Vandis received her DVM from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 1995 and completed a year-long internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After finishing a residency in internal medicine at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, she worked as a staff clinician in the internal medicine and oncology departments at Angell until 2005. She then returned to Tufts to pursue a residency in clinical pathology and became board certified in 2010. Dr. Vandis joined IDEXX in the North Grafton laboratory in December 2010.
Kari Velguth, DVM, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, exotic species

Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Velguth received a degree in Japanese language from Georgetown University and worked for several years in Washington, D.C., as a researcher for one of Japan’s major newspapers. She received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by a specialty internship in zoological medicine at the Tulsa Zoo and Oklahoma State University. She remained at the school for her clinical pathology residency, which she completed in 2009. She has worked with several zoos and wildlife rehabilitators.
Raquel M. Walton, VMD, PhD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: exotic species hematology, reference intervals, lymphoid and histiocytic neoplasms

Dr. Walton received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in 1991. Following 2 years of private clinical practice in Philadelphia, she completed a combined clinical pathology residency and MS training program in 1997 at Colorado State University (CSU). She served as a lecturer in veterinary clinical pathology at UPenn from 1997–2001. From 2001–2006, Dr. Walton completed a postdoctoral fellowship while pursuing her doctorate in neural stem cell research. She received her doctorate in 2006 from CSU and joined the faculty of UPenn as an assistant professor and head of the clinical pathology laboratories at the large- and small-animal campuses. In August 2012, she joined IDEXX and worked at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan before relocating to Philadelphia to work at the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services.
Kimberly Weber, DVM

University of Illinois

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, clinical pathology, hematology

Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Weber received a degree in music from Northwestern University and also worked in information technology at the Kellogg School of Management. She completed her DVM at the University of Illinois, graduating with honors in 2007. Dr. Weber stayed at the University of Illinois, where she completed a residency in clinical pathology in 2010. During her residency, Dr. Weber researched endothelial cell markers for use in immunocytochemical differentiation of hemangiosarcoma from other sarcomas. She relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, to join IDEXX in October 2010.
Linda L. Werner*, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, cytology, immunology, laboratory medicine

After receiving her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1974, Dr. Werner completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and an internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis. She was director of the clinical immunology laboratory at the University of Florida until 1985, when she returned to UC Davis to pursue a PhD in comparative pathology, joining the UC Davis veterinary pathology department in 1990 and IDEXX in 1996. Dr. Werner is board certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has authored more than 60 publications, presented a number of research abstracts, and been invited to lecture on topics including clinical immunology, retroviral immunology, and hematology.
April White, DVM, MS, DACVP

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology and surgical pathology

Dr. White received both her BS and MS degree in biology, with research emphasis in molecular genetics, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After a few years in laboratory research, she pursued her DVM in 2011 from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she joined Colorado State University to pursue a residency in clinical pathology. While at Colorado State University, she studied anatomic and clinical pathology and completed the final year of her clinical pathology residency at Oklahoma State University in 2015. She achieved board certification in 2016 and currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. She joined IDEXX in 2017.
Michael Wiseman, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of California

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology/bone marrow

Dr. Wiseman received his DVM from the University of California, Davis, in 2001 and spent 6 years in small-animal general practice in San Francisco and Sydney, Australia, before focusing his detective skills on clinical pathology. He completed a combined residency and MS degree program at Colorado State University in 2010, with ACVP board certification the following year. Since 2011, he has been working as a clinical pathologist within large-scale veterinary reference laboratories in Irvine, California, and Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Wiseman joined IDEXX in 2017 at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. When not at the microscope, he enjoys cooking, fitness/yoga, being active outside, and travel.
Denise Wunn, DVM, MS, DACVP, MRCVS

Iowa State University

Head, North America Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: equine clinical pathology, cytology, hemolytic diseases

Dr. Wunn graduated with distinction from Iowa State University in 1990. She spent the next 4 years in private practice in mixed-animal and small-animal practices. She completed a residency and graduate degree at Washington State University. Dr. Wunn joined IDEXX in 2000 and became certified as a clinical pathologist by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2002. Her specialties include cytology, hematology, and equine clinical pathology. She enjoys teaching and has taught at Washington State University, Iowa State University, and Tufts University. In addition, Dr. Wunn has done many continuing education programs for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the U.S. and internationally. Her most recent publications are contributions to manuscripts involving hematology of tortoises and sea turtles in association with the New England Aquarium and reference intervals for the Friesian horse in association with the University of Wisconsin.
Pi Jie Yang, BVSc, DACVP

University of Melbourne

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Yang received her BVSc from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2006. Following 2½ years in small-animal practice and a pathology internship at Charles Sturt University, she completed her clinical pathology residency at Oklahoma State University in 2014 and received her board certification the same year. Dr. Yang joined IDEXX in Irvine, California, in February 2015.
Shanon Zabolotzky, DVM, DACVP

University of Illinois

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry

Dr. Zabolotzky received her DVM from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and completed a rotating small-animal internship at hospitals in Aurora and Berwyn, Illinois. She then completed the joint residency program between IDEXX in West Sacramento and the University of California, Davis, becoming board certified in clinical pathology. After working as a contractor during the last 1½ years of her residency, Dr. Zabolotzky became a full-time clinical pathologist at the West Sacramento laboratory in 2008, and since the summer of 2014 she has worked at the Elmhurst, Illinois, laboratory.

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Dean Basel, DVM, MS, DACVP

Michigan State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, laboratory medicine

Dr. Basel received his DVM with honors from Michigan State University in 1978. After a year in private practice, he completed a residency/master’s degree program in pathology at the University of Missouri. Following this, he was manager of clinical pathology at Hazleton Laboratories in Madison, Wisconsin. Later he became an instructor at North Carolina State University. From 1986–1996, he was a pathologist at Southwest Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, where he practiced both anatomic and clinical pathology. Dr. Basel joined IDEXX in 1996. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Sylvie Beaudin, DVM, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, noninvasive diagnostic testing

Dr. Beaudin obtained her DVM from the University of Montreal in 1996. She was a small-animal practitioner for 2 years before heading down the path of clinical pathology and veterinary diagnostics. She completed her clinical pathology residency at Oklahoma State University in 2003 and became board-certified in 2004. She worked for a large diagnostic laboratory in California for almost 2 years and continued on as a contract pathologist for 5 years, out of Montreal. This has afforded her immense experience with cytology cases, an area she particularly enjoys. Her hobbies include screenwriting and enjoying the outdoors with her dog, Laika.
Regan Bell, DVM, MS, DACVP

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, oncology, infectious diseases

Dr. Bell is a 2009 graduate of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also completed her residency in clinical pathology and her master’s degree after 1 year in small-animal practice. Board-certified in 2013, she worked as a clinical pathologist at a private veterinary reference laboratory in the Midwest before moving to Portland, Oregon, to join IDEXX in 2015. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, hiking, snowshoeing, time at the ocean, and reading.
Linda Berent*, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Illinois

Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation, dermatopathology, oncology

Dr. Berent received her DVM from the University of Illinois, where she also completed her residency in clinical pathology after 1 year of small-animal practice. She received board certification in clinical pathology in 2001 and anatomic pathology in 2006. She joined the faculty at the University of Missouri in 2002 as a clinical track faculty focused on diagnostic service and teaching. She joined IDEXX as a contractor in 2017.
Deborah C. Bernreuter, DVM, MS

Colorado State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: laboratory medicine

Dr. Bernreuter received her DVM from Colorado State University, where as an undergraduate she was employed in the parasitology laboratory for 6 years. She was in private small-animal/exotic practice for 1 year. After receiving a visiting fellowship at Cornell University and then completing an MS in clinical pathology from the University of Illinois, she worked as a clinical pathologist at Veterinary Reference Laboratory in California and as acting director of their San Leandro facility. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Bernreuter was an independent clinical pathology consultant and taught anatomy and physiology at Mesa College in Arizona. In 1998, she returned to California as the medical director of Sierra Veterinary Laboratory. Dr. Bernreuter joined IDEXX in 2000.
Allison Billings, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Billings obtained her BS from Duke University in 2000 and her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. After completing a small-animal internship and working in private practice, she returned to the University of Pennsylvania for her residency in clinical pathology. She became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2009. She began working as a contract pathologist for IDEXX in 2011 and joined the IDEXX pathology team in July 2015. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Mike, their three sons, and their dog, Gus.
Leisl C. Breickner, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Breickner received her DVM degree from Cornell University in 1996. Following graduation, she completed a small-animal internship at a large referral hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Breickner remained in small-animal private practice until beginning a clinical pathology residency at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. During this time, she performed research with adult equine mesenchymal stem cells and acquired skills in cell and tissue culture and immunofluorescence techniques, as well as RNA and protein extraction. Dr. Breickner attained board certification through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011 and joined IDEXX the same year.
Andrew Burton, BVSc (Hons), DACVP

University of Melbourne

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, lymphoproliferative disorders

Dr. Burton graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007 with First Class Honors and numerous awards for student excellence. He completed a rotating internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in 2008 before working at University of California, Davis, as a staff veterinarian and then as an intern in emergency medicine and critical care. It was as an emergency veterinarian that he developed his interest in evidence-based medicine, leading him to pursue residency training in clinical pathology, also at UC Davis. He earned board certification in 2014. Dr. Burton has published extensively on diagnostic testing and interpretation as well as on neoplastic, infectious, and traumatic disorders in companion, laboratory, and wildanimal species. He was the recipient of the ASVCP Young Investigator Award in 2013 for his work on canine stored blood microparticle detection. He has considerable lecture experience in veterinary curricula and in local, national, and international CE meetings. His research focus is in hematology and electrolyte disturbances, and he has a passion for cytopathology. He recently finished writing a textbook, Clinical Atlas of Small Animal Cytology, which will be available in late 2017. He is a member of the ACVP and ASVCP.
Jennifer R. Cook, DVM, MS, DACVP

Cornell University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, quality assurance/ quality control

Dr. Cook received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University in 1995 and her DVM degree from Cornell University in 2000. She was an instructor at Cornell and a general practitioner at various small-animal/exotics clinics before returning to a clinical pathology residency at Texas A&M University and was board certified in 2013. Since that time, she has been working in veterinary diagnostic pathology and joined IDEXX in early 2018. She is the coauthor of the cerebrospinal fluid/central nervous system chapter of Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat is currently chairperson of the Quality Assurance and Laboratory Standards Committee of the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two children, two dogs, and bearded dragon.
Stephanie Corn, DVM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, laboratory medicine

Dr. Corn received her DVM from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 2000 and was an associate veterinarian in small-animal practice for 2 years before returning to OSU for a clinical pathology residency. She worked as a clinical instructor at OSU after completion of her residency. Dr. Corn became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2005 and joined IDEXX at the Worthington, Ohio, laboratory in 2006.
Dean Cornwell, DVM, PhD, MT (ASCP)

Kansas State University

Regional Head of Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, immunology, molecular diagnostics

Dr. Cornwell attended Fort Hays State University and received a BS in medical technology prior to receiving his DVM from Kansas State University (KSU) in 1990. He practiced in Kansas City for 1 year before beginning his clinical pathology residency at KSU in 1991. Dr. Cornwell joined IDEXX as a clinical pathologist in 1997 and completed and defended his thesis in physical gene mapping and received his doctorate in 2001. He became a regional manager in 2000 and was named western head of clinical pathology in 2014. He is a member of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technical team, Medical Review Board, and the Reference Interval committee. He was instrumental in driving IDEXX to become the premier provider for veterinary molecular diagnostics and continues to give pathology, molecular, and medical guidance.
Rick L. Cowell, DVM, MS, DACVP, MRCVS

Oklahoma State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Cowell received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1978 and achieved board certification in 1983. Before joining IDEXX as a clinical pathologist in 2005, he was a professor of veterinary clinical pathology at Oklahoma State University for 19 years. Dr. Cowell has authored or coauthored numerous journal articles. He is coeditor of the textbooks Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Horse, and Atlas of Canine and Feline Peripheral Blood Smears and is the editor of the textbook Veterinary Clinical Pathology Secrets.
Janice A. Cruz Cardona, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Regional Head of Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, oncology, hematology

Dr. Cruz received her BS in animal science from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus. She then headed north to Cornell University, where she completed her DVM in 2004. Dr. Cruz then spent 3 years in private practice, with a primary focus on companion animals. In 2007, she pursued a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Florida and received board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2010. She joined IDEXX in April 2011. She enjoys teaching and when not at work, she enjoys long-distance running, baking, and spending not-so-quiet time at home with her young children and husband.
Martin David, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, immunocytochemistry, hematology

Dr. David received his DVM from the University of Montreal in 1993. He started his clinical pathology training as an intern in laboratory diagnostics, also at the University of Montreal. In 1994, he began a residency and MS program at Purdue University and remained there as a clinical instructor. Dr. David joined IDEXX in 1998. Since 2001, he has been an adjunct faculty member in the clinical pathology curriculum of the veterinary technology program of the Community College of Denver and has also served on their advisory board. Dr. David is certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Deborah Davis, DVM, DACVP

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Davis graduated with a BS from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1995. She attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with honors in 2000, staying on at OSU for her residency in clinical pathology. While there, she participated in research involving mouse models of human breast cancer metastasis to bone and became proficient in many molecular techniques, including cell transfection and real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR). She relocated to Massachusetts with IDEXX in 2004 and completed her board certification in the American College of Veterinary Pathology that same year.
Dennis B. DeNicola, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Purdue University

Chief Veterinary Educator, Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, chemistry, education

Dr. DeNicola completed his DVM in 1978 and his PhD in 1981, both at Purdue University. For more than 20 years, he served as educator in clinical and surgical pathology. In addition, he directed the primary clinical pathology laboratory as well as the cytology and surgical pathology service at Purdue’s veterinary school. He also ran a private pathology service for 15 years. A speaker at more than 300 national and international education symposia, Dr. DeNicola also has authored or coauthored more than 150 publications in various aspects of veterinary clinical pathology.
Nariman Deravi, DVM, DACVP

Ontario Veterinary College

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, lymphoproliferative disorders, bone marrow evaluation

Dr. Deravi is a native of Mississauga, Ontario, and received his DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012. He spent 2 years in small-animal practice before pursuing a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Guelph, where he did research on canine T-cell lymphoma. He was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017 and began working for IDEXX the same year. In his spare time, Dr. Deravi enjoys spending time with his schnauzer mix Tillie and practicing stand-up comedy and improv. He tries his best to stay fit by doing Zumba and interval boxing. He is also a proud alumnus of the Omega Tau Sigma veterinary fraternity, actively contributing to the chapter during veterinary school and his residency.
Lily Edwards, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Edwards graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998 and proceeded directly to graduate studies in clinical pathology. In 2001, she joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories and in 2002, attained board certification in clinical pathology from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Edwards lives in the suburbs of Calgary with her husband, two children, and two cats.
Pete Fernandes, DVM, DACVP

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, proteinuria, UPC, immunocytochemistry

Dr. Fernandes completed his DVM at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1995, followed by an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Dr. Fernandes completed residencies in clinical pathology at Texas A&M University and at the University of Florida. He has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists since 1999.
Brittney Fierro, DVM, DACVP

Colorado State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Fierro received her DVM from Colorado State University in 2008, and then completed a clinical pathology residency at Michigan State University. She is board-certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She joined IDEXX initially at the Johannesburg, South Africa, laboratory, and then transferred to the Delta, British Columbia, laboratory in 2014. Dr. Fierro lives with her husband and two cats, who are now veteran world travelers.
Dave Fisher, DVM, DACVP

Washington State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry

Dr. Fisher received his DVM from Washington State University and practiced at a small-animal clinic in Washington prior to his residency in clinical pathology at the University of California, Davis. Following his board certification, he was a clinical pathology instructor at the University of Wisconsin. In 1995, he started working for IDEXX at the company’s reference laboratory in West Sacramento, California, where he has served in various capacities including staff pathologist, chair of the IDEXX medical review board, resident coordinator, and regional manager. He has also served on the clinical pathology board examination committee and as the section editor of “What is your diagnosis?” in the journal Veterinary Clinical Pathology, and has written several chapters for veterinary clinical pathology texts.
Carrie Flint, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University

Assistant Regional Manager, Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Flint received her DVM in 2006 from Tufts University and completed a residency in clinical pathology at Michigan State University in 2009. She is board certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Flint joined the IDEXX lab in Delta, British Columbia, in 2009. Her passion for veterinary diagnostics began while working in a laboratory prior to veterinary school. Outside of work, she enjoys trivia, baking, photography, and spending time with her beloved chocolate Labrador retriever, Lily.
Ruanna Gossett, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Texas A&M University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Gossett received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 1985. She completed an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University and then worked in small-animal private practices in North Carolina and Texas. Dr. Gossett completed residency training in clinical pathology at Texas A&M in 1992. Prior to joining IDEXX in 1997, she served as a postdoctoral research associate in the pathology department at Texas A&M, working with a swine melanoma model and a lipid-binding protein and Acyl-CoA binding protein. She received her PhD in 1998 and is board-certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Jamie L. Haddad*, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone marrow evaluation, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Haddad, a native New Yorker, received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She remained there for her anatomic pathology residency and then continued on to a clinical pathology residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Haddad is board-certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is particularly interested in bone marrow evaluation, cytologic-histologic correlates, and specialty/referral center pathology cases. Upon completion of her pathology training, Dr. Haddad moved back to New York to work for IDEXX at the Animal Medical Center in New York City
Katy Jacocks, DVM, DACVP

Oklahoma State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry

Dr. Jacocks received her DVM from Oklahoma State University in 2006 and completed her clinical pathology residency at the school from 2009–2012. She also has experience in a general veterinary practice. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Eric and son Reagan. The family has two dogs, Riley Joe and Penny. In her free time, they enjoy going to the park, the zoo, or the train station—basically anything her toddler wants to do!
Elizabeth E. Jay, DVM, MS, DACVP

Purdue University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Jay, an Indiana native, received her DVM from Purdue University in 1992. After 10 years of practice experience, including mixed-animal practice in North Carolina and small-animal/emergency practice in Chicago, she returned to Purdue in 1999 as a professional assistant in oncology to investigate residency/research alternatives. She completed a residency in clinical pathology, earned her master’s degree in veterinary pathobiology in 2003, and was board certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004. Dr. Jay joined IDEXX in 2009 with previous experience in both diagnostic clinical pathology and pharmaceutical research.
Jeremy Johnson*, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University

Director, North America Pathology
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, coagulation, bone marrow core samples, cytology

Dr. Johnson received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1998 and completed residencies in anatomic and clinical pathology. His graduate work focused on vitamin K metabolism and vitamin K-dependent proteins involved in bone metabolism and coagulation. Board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in anatomic and clinical pathology, Dr. Johnson has been with IDEXX since 2004.
Jocelyn Johnsrude, DVM, MS, DACVP

North Carolina State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology

Dr. Johnsrude received her BS and DVM from North Carolina State University. She spent 5 years in small-animal private practice before joining the University of Florida for her residency in clinical pathology in 1992. She was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1996. Dr. Johnsrude attended the University of California, Davis, for a graduate program and received her MS in pathology in 1997. She has been working for IDEXX since early 1996.
Sonya Keller, DVM, DVSc, DACVP

Ontario Veterinary College

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Keller graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2001. She worked as a mixed-animal practitioner in rural Ontario until returning to OVC to complete her DVSc in clinical pathology in 2005. Dr. Keller also completed her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2005. After graduation, she joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories in Calgary in January 2006 and relocated to the Markham, Ontario, laboratory in 2008. Dr. Keller lives in Maple, Ontario, with her husband Wayne, her two sons, and their two cats. She enjoys biking, hiking, hockey, and spending time with her family.
Laura Lane, DVM, DACVP

Oklahoma State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, infectious diseases

Dr. Lane received her DVM from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 2005. She practiced in a small-animal clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee, for 3 years before returning to OSU for a residency in clinical pathology. During her residency, she developed an interest in teaching and clinical investigations of natural disease. Dr. Lane became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. She worked as a clinical pathologist in a diagnostic laboratory for 3 years before joining the IDEXX team in 2015 at the Irvine, California, laboratory. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband, Nathaniel, and their rescue pit bulls, Zoe and Olivia. Her hobbies include CrossFit™/Olympic weightlifting, outdoor adventure, and traveling.
Jean-Sebastien Latouche, DVM, DES, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: ultrasound-guided cytology, cytology, clinical pathology

Dr. Latouche graduated with a DVM from the University of Montreal in 1996 and completed his DES/residency in clinical pathology at the University of Montreal in 2000. He was boardcertified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2000. Dr. Latouche worked at VDIC from 2000–2002 as a full-time clinical pathologist, and then part-time as a locum clinical pathologist from 2002–2005 while also working full-time as an instructor/clinician for the clinical pathology service of the University of Montreal. Dr. Latouche returned full-time to VDIC in September of 2005 and transplanted his family to the small town of Estacada, in the Portland, Oregon, area. VDIC was acquired by IDEXX in August of 2009.
Cheryl Auch Lawson, DVM, DACVP

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, education, chemistry, exotic species

Dr. Lawson graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After approximately 2 years as a general practitioner in the Nashville area, she returned to Auburn University for a residency in clinical pathology. Dr. Lawson completed her residency in July 2017 and will complete her master’s degree in December 2017. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017 and joined the IDEXX team the same year.
Liz Little, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, infectious diseases

Dr. Little obtained her BA from Williams College in 1998 and her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in 2003. She stayed at UPenn for her clinical pathology residency, during which she published papers on feline nasal lymphoma, cutaneous toxoplasmosis, and a keloidal fibrosarcoma. Dr. Little was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2006 and stayed at UPenn for a lectureship year. She worked as a clinical pathologist for a diagnostic laboratory for 3 years and joined the IDEXX team in 2010.
Lynne Marcotte, DVM, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, endocrinology, hematology

Dr. Marcotte obtained her DVM from the University of Montreal in 1987 and then worked as a companion-animal practitioner in Quebec City until 1996. After 2 years of teaching animal-health technicians, she enrolled in the clinical pathology residency program at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, in 1998. In 2002, she attained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She joined IDEXX in 2005, working as a clinical pathologist in the Montreal laboratory. A native of Hull, Quebec, Dr. Marcotte now lives in Quebec City with her significant other and three adorable children. She enjoys outdoor sports (cross-country skiing, trekking, snowshoeing, cycling), indoor training, and travel.
James Matthews, DVM, MS, PhD

University of Illinois

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology technology, cytology, quality assurance testing

Dr. Matthews graduated from the University of Illinois in 1976. He was in small-animal practice in the Chicago area before returning to the University of Illinois as a teaching associate. He received his MS in veterinary science from Washington State University in 1982, and his PhD in veterinary pathology from Iowa State University in 1987. He has been an assistant professor of veterinary pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and at Iowa State University. In 1988, Dr. Matthews became chief of veterinary clinical pathology for Veterinary Services, Inc. A founding member and secretary for the Veterinary Laboratory Association, Dr. Matthews joined IDEXX in 1996 as the regional head of clinical pathology for the central and eastern regions. In 2000 Dr. Matthews joined the LaserCyte® Instrument Development team and has since continued as a senior staff clinical pathologist in the Elmhurst, Illinois, laboratory.
Meredeth McEntire, DVM, MS, DACVP

Washington State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology

Dr. McEntire’s roots in the Pacific Northwest run deep. A native Oregonian, she graduated from Whitman College in 2004 and then Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. After completing a small-animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego in California, she spent several years in private practice in Spokane, Washington, before returning to WSU in 2012 to complete a clinical pathology residency and obtain her master’s degree. She was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. She joined IDEXX in 2018. In her downtime, she makes the most of the outstanding running, road biking, and skiing opportunities in eastern Washington.
Holly Minard, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Minard obtained her BS in animal science from the University of Arkansas in 2009 and her DVM from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She then completed a residency in clinical pathology and obtained an MS in veterinary pathobiology at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. She became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2016 and joined IDEXX the same year. She currently lives in Worthington, Ohio, with her dog Fitz and two cats Charlie and Yukiko. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, painting, and reading.
Cathy Monteith, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Special Projects Manager
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, canine reproduction, cattle clinical pathology

Dr. Monteith received her BS in agriculture from the University of British Columbia in 1985. In 1989, she received her DVM from Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan. After practicing at a mixed-animal practice in Ontario and a small-animal practice on Vancouver Island, she returned to WCVM and received her MVSc in 1993. Following a senior diagnostic fellowship year, she was board certified as a clinical pathologist by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1994. She held a temporary faculty position at WCVM and conducted research in lentiviral infections in sheep in 1994–1995. She joined IDEXX in 2006.
Sébastien Overvelde, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

University of Montreal

Head of Clinical Pathology, Eastern Canada
Area(s) of interest: cytology, infectious diseases

A native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Dr. Overvelde received his DVM from the University of Montreal in 1998 and then worked in a small-animal practice in Newport News, Virginia, for 3 years. He then returned to the University of Montreal to complete a residency in clinical pathology and a master’s degree in veterinary science. Dr. Overvelde attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2004 and joined IDEXX at the Montreal laboratory in November of the same year. He became head of pathology for Canada in 2008. Dr. Overvelde lives in Laval, Quebec, with his wife and two daughters. His family also includes a golden retriever and three cats.
Kate E. Pennick, DVM, MS

University of Georgia

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, fluid analysis, education

Dr. Pennick graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology in 1999 before obtaining her MS in veterinary pathology from the University of Georgia in 2005 and her DVM from Michigan State University in 2010. She has several years of research and diagnostic laboratory experience and has published manuscripts on the use of DNA in situ hybridization to detect viral diseases and the development of automated DNA in situ hybridization methods. Dr. Pennick completed her residency at Kansas State University in 2013. She joined IDEXX in February 2014 and obtained board certification in clinical pathology from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists the same year.
Heidi Peta, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, endocrinology

Dr. Peta received her DVM in 2002 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan. She spent 1 year in small-animal private practice in Edmonton, Alberta, before returning to WCVM in 2003 to begin a 3-year residency in clinical pathology. Her time there was spent performing diagnostic duties, teaching veterinary students, and completing a master’s project on GLDH, a liver enzyme in dogs. After the final year of her residency, Dr. Peta earned American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification. She worked at a veterinary laboratory near Seattle before joining IDEXX Reference Laboratories in 2008.
Caroline Piché, DVM, MSc, DACVP

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Piché graduated with a DVM from the University of Montreal in 2002, which was followed by a 1-year internship in small-animal medicine and surgery. She then completed a 3-year residency in clinical pathology while also pursuing a master’s degree in veterinary sciences. After graduating in 2007, Dr. Piché worked as a clinical pathologist at the diagnostic laboratory of the University of Montreal. She joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories in June 2008.
Sarah Schmidt, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Schmidt received her DVM degree from the University of Florida in 2003. She practiced small-animal medicine and surgery in the Sunshine State for the following 6 years before deciding to pursue her love for clinical pathology and accept a residency position at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her 3-year residency and was certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology in 2012. She continued as a lecturer, performing clinical pathology services, at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine prior to working as a clinical pathologist at a large veterinary diagnostic laboratory affiliated with a veterinary referral practice in Tampa, Florida. Following relocation to Massachusetts, she joined IDEXX in January of 2015.
Andrea Siegel, DVM, DACVP

La Salle University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical biochemistry

Dr. Siegel received her DVM from La Salle University, Bogota, Colombia, in 2000. After graduating she went to Barcelona, Spain, where she obtained the EU veterinary certification at the University of Barcelona and then worked for 7 years in smallanimal private practice. In 2008, she relocated to New York City, where she completed a residency in clinical pathology at ALX Laboratories, Animal Medical Center. Dr. Siegel joined IDEXX at the end of her residency through the ALX Laboratories acquisition in December of 2011. She was certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2013. Her duties include reading diagnostic cytology cases and training nonpathology AMC residents and interns by conducting rounds and lectures. She lives in New York City with her husband, her son, and their four cats.
Kyra L. Somers, DVM, PhD

Colorado State University

Assistant Regional Manager, Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic cytology, hematology, lysosomal storage diseases

Dr. Somers received her DVM degree from Colorado State University (CSU) in 1995. She remained at CSU and completed a combined clinical pathology residency and PhD training program in 2000. She was then retained by CSU and appointed as an assistant professor. She continued her research endeavors, provided substantial diagnostic support for the veterinary teaching hospital, and participated in teaching clinical pathology to veterinary students until 2005. In March of 2005, she relocated to Massachusetts and joined IDEXX at the North Grafton laboratory.
Christine A. Stanton, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, clinical chemistry, hematology, infectious diseases, consulting

Dr. Stanton received her DVM from Colorado State University in 1987, followed by an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University. She then practiced at a small-animal clinic for 1 year before pursuing a combined residency in clinical pathology and a PhD in pathology at Colorado State University. She began her diagnostic clinical pathology career at the IDEXX Reference Laboratories West Sacramento, California, laboratory (formerly CVD) in 1992, obtained board certification, and in 1996 moved to North Carolina, where she was on the clinical faculty at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 5 years. During 2 years of that period, Dr. Stanton pursued intensive training in surgical pathology. Since then, she has continued in the diagnostic field and, because of her passion for helping both animals and humans in need, she has added to her repertoire in-home veterinary wellness care for special-needs clients. Dr. Stanton resides in Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and five cats. Outside of work, she spends her time playing piano, volunteering, gardening, and writing.
Jennifer Steinberg, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, iron metabolism

Dr. Steinberg is a native of Maryland and received her DVM degree from Tufts University in 2001. She did a rotating small-animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Steinberg received her residency training at Colorado State University and Tufts University and was certified in clinical pathology in 2005. She has been a clinical instructor/parttime faculty at Tufts and a staff pathologist at the University of Pennsylvania participating in diagnostic service, teaching, and resident training. Her professional interests include cytology and hematology, specifically iron metabolism. She has two cats named Bill and Kevin, who are willful and bad.
Elaine Tobias*, VMD, MS, DACVIM, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, oncology

Dr. Tobias earned her master’s degree in molecular biology from New York University and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She interned at the University of Pennsylvania and completed an internal medicine residency at New York City’s Animal Medical Center. She worked as an emergency clinician and small-animal internist in private practice until joining IDEXX as an internal medicine consultant from 2001–2010. In 2011, she was a senior lecturer in clinical pathology at a university in Australia and returned to IDEXX as a clinical pathologist in late 2011. Dr. Tobias is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small-animal internal medicine and by the American College of Veterinary Pathology in clinical pathology.
Amy Valenciano, DVM, MS, DACVP

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist, Extern Coordinator
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry, cancer diagnostics

Dr. Valenciano received her DVM from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Following graduation, she became a small-animal practitioner for 2 years in Austin, Texas. She then completed a master’s degree and residency program in veterinary clinical pathology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, the same year that she joined IDEXX. Her husband is also a veterinarian; they have two children and reside in Flower Mound, Texas.
Maria Vandis, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Vandis received her DVM degree from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 1995 and completed a year-long internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After finishing a residency in internal medicine at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, she worked as a staff clinician in the internal medicine and oncology departments at Angell until 2005. She then returned to Tufts to pursue a residency in clinical pathology and became board-certified in 2010. Dr. Vandis joined IDEXX in the North Grafton laboratory in December 2010.
Kari Velguth, DVM, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, exotic species

Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Velguth received a degree in Japanese language from Georgetown University and worked for several years in Washington, DC, as a researcher for one of Japan’s major newspapers. She received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by a specialty internship in zoological medicine at the Tulsa Zoo and Oklahoma State University. She remained at the school for her clinical pathology residency, which she completed in 2009. She has worked with several zoos and wildlife rehabilitators.
Raquel M. Walton, VMD, PhD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: exotic species hematology, reference intervals, lymphoid and histiocytic neoplasms

Dr. Walton received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in 1991. Following 2 years of private clinical practice in Philadelphia, she completed a combined clinical pathology residency and MS training program in 1997 at Colorado State University (CSU). She served as a lecturer in veterinary clinical pathology at UPenn from 1997–2001. From 2001–2006, Dr. Walton completed a postdoctoral fellowship while pursuing her doctorate in neural stem cell research. She received her doctorate in 2006 from CSU and joined the faculty of UPenn as an assistant professor and head of the clinical pathology laboratories at the large- and small-animal campuses. In August 2012, she joined IDEXX and worked at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan before relocating to Philadelphia to work at the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services.
Kimberly Weber, DVM

University of Illinois

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, clinical pathology, hematology

Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Weber received a degree in music from Northwestern University and also worked in information technology at the Kellogg School of Management. She completed her DVM at the University of Illinois, graduating with honors in 2007. Dr. Weber stayed at the University of Illinois, where she completed a residency in clinical pathology in 2010. During her residency, Dr. Weber researched endothelial cell markers for use in immunocytochemical differentiation of hemangiosarcoma from other sarcomas. She relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, to join IDEXX in October 2010.
Linda L. Werner*, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, cytology, immunology, laboratory medicine

After receiving her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1974, Dr. Werner completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and an internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis. She was director of the clinical immunology laboratory at the University of Florida until 1985, when she returned to UC Davis to pursue a PhD in comparative pathology, joining the UC Davis veterinary pathology department in 1990 and IDEXX in 1996. Dr. Werner is board-certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has authored more than 60 publications, presented a number of research abstracts, and been invited to lecture on topics including clinical immunology, retroviral immunology, and hematology.
Michael Wiseman, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of California

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology/bone marrow

Dr. Wiseman received his DVM from the University of California, Davis, in 2001 and spent 6 years in small-animal general practice in San Francisco and Sydney, Australia, before focusing his detective skills on clinical pathology. He completed a combined residency and MS degree program at Colorado State University in 2010, with ACVP board certification the following year. Since 2011, he has been working as a clinical pathologist within large-scale veterinary reference laboratories in Irvine, California, and Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Wiseman joined IDEXX in 2017 at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. When not at the microscope, he enjoys cooking, fitness/yoga, being active outside, and travel.
Denise Wunn, DVM, MS, DACVP, MRCVS

Iowa State University

Director, North America Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: equine clinical pathology, cytology, hemolytic diseases

Dr. Wunn graduated with distinction from Iowa State University in 1990. She spent the next 4 years in private practice in mixedanimal and small-animal practices. She completed a residency and graduate degree at Washington State University. Dr. Wunn joined IDEXX in 2000 and became certified as a clinical pathologist by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2002. Her specialties include cytology, hematology, and equine clinical pathology. She enjoys teaching and has taught at Washington State University, Iowa State University, and Tufts University. In addition, Dr. Wunn has done many continuing education programs for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the U.S. and internationally. Her most recent publications are contributions to manuscripts involving hematology of tortoises and sea turtles in association with the New England Aquarium and reference intervals for the Friesian horse in association with the University of Wisconsin.
Pi Jie Yang, BVSc, DACVP

University of Melbourne

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology

Dr. Yang received her BVSc from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2006. Following 2½ years in small-animal practice and a pathology internship at Charles Sturt University, she completed her clinical pathology residency at Oklahoma State University in 2014 and received her board certification the same year. Dr. Yang joined IDEXX in Irvine, California, in February 2015
Shanon Zabolotzky, DVM, DACVP

University of Illinois

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry

Dr. Zabolotzky received her DVM from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and completed a rotating small-animal internship at hospitals in Aurora and Berwyn, Illinois. She then completed the joint residency program between IDEXX in West Sacramento and the University of California, Davis, becoming board-certified in clinical pathology. After working as a contractor during the last 1½ years of her residency, Dr. Zabolotzky became a full-time clinical pathologist at the West Sacramento laboratory in 2008, and since the summer of 2014 she has worked at the Elmhurst, Illinois, laboratory

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

Linda Berent*, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Illinois

Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation, dermatopathology, oncology

Dr. Berent received her DVM from the University of Illinois, where she also completed her residency in clinical pathology after 1 year of small-animal practice. She received board certification in clinical pathology in 2001 and anatomic pathology in 2006. She joined the faculty at the University of Missouri in 2002 as a clinical track faculty focused on diagnostic service and teaching. She joined IDEXX as a contractor in 2017.
Melissa Blauvelt, DVM, MS, DACVP

Oklahoma State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone marrow, flow cytometry

Dr. Blauvelt received her DVM from Oklahoma State University. She was in small-animal private practice for 3 years and then pursued a clinical pathology residency with the University of Minnesota. She has been working as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 15 years and was delighted to join IDEXX in the summer of 2016. In her off hours, she enjoys taking care of her little farm and its two donkeys, two horses, and her timid dog Savannah.
Nariman Deravi, DVM, DACVP

Ontario Veterinary College

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, lymphoproliferative disorders, bone marrow evaluation

Dr. Deravi is a native of Mississauga, Ontario, and received his DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012. He spent 2 years in small-animal practice before pursuing a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Guelph, where he did research on canine T-cell lymphoma. He was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017 and began working for IDEXX the same year. In his spare time, Dr. Deravi enjoys spending time with his schnauzer mix Tillie and practicing stand-up comedy and improv. He tries his best to stay fit by doing Zumba and interval boxing. He is also a proud alumnus of the Omega Tau Sigma veterinary fraternity, actively contributing to the chapter during veterinary school and his residency.
Jamie L. Haddad*, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone marrow evaluation, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Haddad, a native New Yorker, received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She remained there for her anatomic pathology residency and then continued on to a clinical pathology residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Haddad is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is particularly interested in bone marrow evaluation, cytologic-histologic correlates, and specialty/referral center pathology cases. Dr. Haddad joined IDEXX in 2012 and spent her first several years with IDEXX in New York City on-site in a large specialty hospital and now continues to work for IDEXX in the northern Chicago suburbs. Outside of work, Dr. Haddad enjoys baking, running, and spending time with her family.
Michael Wiseman, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of California

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology/bone marrow

Dr. Wiseman received his DVM from the University of California, Davis, in 2001 and spent 6 years in small-animal general practice in San Francisco and Sydney, Australia, before focusing his detective skills on clinical pathology. He completed a combined residency and MS degree program at Colorado State University in 2010, with ACVP board certification the following year. Since 2011, he has been working as a clinical pathologist within large-scale veterinary reference laboratories in Irvine, California, and Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Wiseman joined IDEXX in 2017 at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. When not at the microscope, he enjoys cooking, fitness/yoga, being active outside, and travel.
Geneviève Remmers, DVM, DACVP

University of Montreal

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone pathology, immunohistochemistry, oral pathology, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Remmers received her DVM from the University of Montreal in 2008. Following graduation, she completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Remmers attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2011. She is fluent in French and English and is able to provide anatomic pathology consults in both languages. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Remmers enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with her son, Hugo; husband, David; and two dogs, Paco and Lucy.

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

David M. Getzy, DVM, DACVP

University of Illinois

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic, oncologic, eye, bone, liver/GI, avian and exotic/large animal/wildlife, endocrine, general surgical pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Getzy received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1987 and has served in the department of pathology, the diagnostic laboratories, and the cancer unit at Colorado State University. He has extensive experience in necropsy/gross anatomic pathology, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Getzy’s interest in wildlife pathology, including exotic and fish pathology, has led him to work extensively with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Denver Zoo, and other zoologic parks. He has been with IDEXX since 1996.

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

Linda Berent*, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Illinois

Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation, dermatopathology, oncology

Dr. Berent received her DVM from the University of Illinois, where she also completed her residency in clinical pathology after 1 year of small-animal practice. She received board certification in clinical pathology in 2001 and anatomic pathology in 2006. She joined the faculty at the University of Missouri in 2002 as a clinical track faculty focused on diagnostic service and teaching. She joined IDEXX as a contractor in 2017.
Dean Cornwell, DVM, PhD, MT (ASCP)

Kansas State University

Regional Head of Clinical Pathology, Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, immunology, molecular diagnostics

Dr. Cornwell attended Fort Hays State University and received a BS in medical technology prior to receiving his DVM from Kansas State University (KSU) in 1990. He practiced in Kansas City for 1 year before beginning his clinical pathology residency at KSU in 1991. Dr. Cornwell joined IDEXX as a clinical pathologist in 1997 and completed and defended his thesis in physical gene mapping and received his doctorate in 2001. He became a regional manager in 2000 and was named western head of clinical pathology in 2014. He is a member of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technical team, Medical Review Board, and the Reference Interval committee. He was instrumental in driving IDEXX to become the premier provider for veterinary molecular diagnostics and continues to give pathology, molecular, and medical guidance.
David M. Getzy, DVM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic, oncologic, eye, bone, liver/GI, avian and exotic/large animal/wildlife, endocrine, general surgical pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Getzy received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1987 and has served in the department of pathology, the diagnostic laboratories, and the cancer unit at Colorado State University. He has extensive experience in necropsy/gross anatomic pathology, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Getzy’s interest in wildlife pathology, including exotic and fish pathology, has led him to work extensively with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Denver Zoo, and other zoologic parks. He has been with IDEXX since 1996.
Erin E. Hardam, DVM, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: laboratory animal pathology, soft tissue sarcomas, dermatopathology

Dr. Hardam received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 and completed her anatomic pathology training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. At the University of Pennsylvania, she was involved with work on feline pancreatitis, sarcomas of the central nervous system, and a novel therapy for pain relief in dogs. Dr. Hardam also spent time working with the San Diego Zoo pathology department.
Tammy Johnson, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, dermatopathology, aquaria species pathology

Dr. Johnson is a native of North Carolina and graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced general small-animal medicine before completing her residency in anatomic pathology at Texas A&M University. She joined IDEXX in 2005 after 8 years as director of Sentara Veterinary Laboratory Services in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is currently a full-time IDEXX surgical pathologist, performing routine diagnostic pathology and dermatopathology of dogs and cats, and occasional aquaria species. Her special interest in dermatopathology has benefited from mutually shared learning/ teaching experiences gained while training clinical dermatology residents. Dr. Johnson is a member of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology. Her off-work passion is sustainable gardening, which she enjoys with her pet chickens and growing honeybee hives.
Carroll J. Jones, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian and aquatic pathology, hematopoietic neoplasia, canine lymphoma

Dr. Jones graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After 4 years of private practice in small-animal medicine, she entered a pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Following residency and her successful board certification, she worked at the veterinary diagnostic laboratory of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for 10 years. She taught a variety of courses in UNH’s animal science department, in addition to performing service diagnostic work in cytology and histopathology. During her last 5 years at UNH, she became involved in aquaculture research and poultry diagnostics. Dr. Jones joined IDEXX in January of 2000.
Nicole Kraipowich, DVM, MS, DACVP

Iowa State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Kraipowich received her DVM from Iowa State University in 1995. While there, she also worked for the university’s pathology department and for the National Animal Disease Center. After a few years spent in private practice in Oregon and North Dakota, she pursued an MS in veterinary pathology and microbiology at Colorado State University, graduating in 2003. Also that year, she became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She joined IDEXX at the Westminster laboratory in 2005. Additionally, she serves as a relief veterinarian.
“Kevin” JungKeun Lee, DVM, MS, DACVP

Konkuk University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, hepatic pathology, parasites

Dr. Lee received his DVM at Konkuk University and MS degrees at the Seoul National University, Korea. He worked in small-animal practice and emergency clinics for a year and was a pathologist at Neodin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Seoul, Korea, for 3 years. He came to the United States in 2004 to work as a research scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, until 2009. He completed his anatomic pathology residency at Mississippi State University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2014. He began working for IDEXX in 2015.
Serena M. Liu, VMD, MS, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology

Dr. Liu received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed an MS and residency training at the University of California, Davis. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1996, and has been a practicing diagnostic pathologist since then, including positions at IDEXX, and the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Liu has a special interest in dermatopathology, and was mentored by Dr. Thelma Lee Gross during her time in California. She is a member of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology and the American Association of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Liu lives in New York City with her family, which includes her dog, Clancy, and cat, Olivia. In her spare time she enjoys travel, cooking, and the dual charms of city life (theatre, classical music) and country life (hiking, skiing, and gardening).
Barbara McMahill, DVM, DACVP, PhD

Technical University of Lisbon

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology

Dr. McMahill earned her DVM from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2006. She then completed a residency in anatomic pathology and a PhD in comparative pathology at the University of California, Davis. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. Dr. McMahill has a special interest in dermatopathology and was mentored by Dr. Verena Affolter and Dr. Thelma Lee Gross. While at UC Davis, she also attended dermatopathology rounds and lectures at the university’s school of medicine. She joined IDEXX in 2014 and is currently the president of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, an editorial board member of the Veterinary Dermatology Journal, and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. She also serves as a grant reviewer in the areas of dermatology and dermatopathology and as an ACVP committee member. She enjoys family time, old-fashioned vegetable and cut-flower gardening, cooking, horseback riding, and the great outdoors.
Kristy A. Mietelka, DVM, DACVP

Michigan State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, reproductive pathology, livestock pathology, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Mietelka graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and spent 5 years in companion-animal practice in the greater metro Detroit area. She returned to MSU for an anatomic pathology residency in 2007 and spent the final year of her program with a focus in toxicologic pathology at a contract research laboratory. Dr. Mietelka achieved board certification in 2011. She stayed on as faculty at MSU for 5 years, teaching organ histology and systemic pathology to veterinary students, as well as performing diagnostic service work in anatomic pathology. Dr. Mietelka joined IDEXX in January 2016. She enjoys swimming, hiking, camping, canoeing, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two young children.
Elisa N. Salas, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, dermatopathology, ocular pathology

Dr. Salas grew up in Philadelphia, and always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She first realized her love of pathology at necropsy show and tell rounds at Cornell University, where she obtained her DVM. After 4 years of mixed-animal and small-animal practice, she jumped at the opportunity to pursue a residency at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. During that time, Dr. Salas developed and taught her own gross pathology class, focusing on exotic animals. In addition to her pathology experience, she has a strong interest in big-data analysis and publications in both fields. She passed her boards in 2013. In addition to helping submitting veterinarians at IDEXX, she also serves as a consultant on the Clinical and Anatomic Pathology boards of the Veterinary Information Network. Her volunteerism includes membership in the Member Relations Committee of the ACVP and teaching high school students zoo anatomy and pathology at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
Nick Sorensen, DVM, DACVP

Washington State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: large-animal pathology (especially bovine respiratory disease), dermatopathology, infectious disease

Dr. Sorensen grew up in Bozeman, Montana, and has been involved with veterinary medicine from the time he could accompany his father on large-animal farm calls. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Montana State University, he completed his DVM at Washington State University in 2008 and returned to Montana to practice mixed-animal medicine. His interest in pathology led him to apply for residency positions and in 2012 he began his anatomic pathology residency at Oklahoma State University and became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. In his spare time, Dr. Sorensen spends as much time as possible with his fiancé Katie and their dog Lily. He also spends as much time fly-fishing and being outside as his schedule allows.
Jeremy Tobias, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, ophthalmic pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Tobias was born in South Africa and raised in Alabama. He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate studies, and in 2011 he received his veterinary degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently stayed to complete an anatomic pathology residency. In 2014, Dr. Tobias attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification and joined IDEXX Laboratories in Memphis.

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

Terrell W. Blanchard, DVM, MSS, DACVP, DACVPM

Oklahoma State University

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, eye pathology

Dr. Blanchard received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1987. After 2 years in private practice, he spent the next 21 years in the U.S. Army. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in 1999 and attained board certification that year. Dr. Blanchard served in a variety of positions in research and diagnostic pathology in the U.S. Department of Defense, culminating in chairmanship of the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the AFIP. He joined IDEXX in May 2011. With his wife, Dr. Karen Blanchard, he enjoys traveling and many outdoor activities.
Julia Golden Conway, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: tumor pathology, ophthalmology, equine pathology

Dr. Conway started her career as a mechanical engineer, earning her undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She later transitioned to veterinary medicine, graduating from the University of Florida in 2006. She completed her anatomic pathology residency training at UF and received ACVP diplomate status in 2010. After her residency, Julia stayed on as faculty at the UFCVM until joining IDEXX in 2016. She currently lives New York’s Finger Lakes region.
David M. Getzy, DVM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic, oncologic, eye, bone, liver/GI, avian and exotic/large animal/wildlife, endocrine, general surgical pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Getzy received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1987 and has served in the department of pathology, the diagnostic laboratories, and the cancer unit at Colorado State University. He has extensive experience in necropsy/gross anatomic pathology, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Getzy’s interest in wildlife pathology, including exotic and fish pathology, has led him to work extensively with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Denver Zoo, and other zoologic parks. He has been with IDEXX since 1996.
Michelle Nobrega-Lee, DVM, DACVP

Tuskegee University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian pathology, exotic and zoo species, large-animal pathology, ocular pathology, oncologic pathology

Dr. Nobrega-Lee graduated from Tuskegee University in 2007. She then completed a small-animal internship at Tufts University in 2008, followed by an avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2010. That was followed by completion of a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Tennessee in 2014 and subsequent board certification in 2014. She currently lives in Smyrna, Georgia, with her husband, Dr. Nathan Lee, who is a veterinary radiation oncologist; a daughter; two chocolate Labs; a cat; and a Quaker parrot. She enjoys running, traveling, and anything bird-related.
Elisa N. Salas, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, dermatopathology, ocular pathology

Dr. Salas grew up in Philadelphia, and always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She first realized her love of pathology at necropsy show and tell rounds at Cornell University, where she obtained her DVM. After 4 years of mixed-animal and small-animal practice, she jumped at the opportunity to pursue a residency at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. During that time, Dr. Salas developed and taught her own gross pathology class, focusing on exotic animals. In addition to her pathology experience, she has a strong interest in big-data analysis and publications in both fields. She passed her boards in 2013. In addition to helping submitting veterinarians at IDEXX, she also serves as a consultant on the Clinical and Anatomic Pathology boards of the Veterinary Information Network. Her volunteerism includes membership in the Member Relations Committee of the ACVP and teaching high school students zoo anatomy and pathology at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
Alba Maria M. Shank, DVM, MS, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Manager, East Region; Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: eye pathology, reproductive pathology, diseases of small and large ruminants and camelids

Dr. Shank was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and completed her DVM and MS degrees at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed a veterinary anatomic pathology residency at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in 2009. In 2010 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to work at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and became a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist in September 2011. She joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in February 2012 and was promoted to an assistant manager position (east region) in June 2014. Nonpathology interests include gardening, canning, knitting, farming, hiking, camping, general outdoorsy stuff, and playing in the dirt with her three children and husband.
Jeremy Tobias, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, eye pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Tobias was born in South Africa and raised in Alabama. He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate studies, and in 2011 he received his veterinary degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently stayed to complete an anatomic pathology residency. In 2014, Dr. Tobias attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification and joined IDEXX Laboratories in Memphis.

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

Alba Maria M. Shank, DVM, MS, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Manager, East Region; Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: eye pathology, reproductive pathology, diseases of small and large ruminants and camelids

Dr. Shank was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and completed her DVM and MS degrees at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed a veterinary anatomic pathology residency at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in 2009. In 2010 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to work at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and became a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist in September 2011. She joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in February 2012 and was promoted to an assistant manager position (east region) in June 2014. Nonpathology interests include gardening, canning, knitting, farming, hiking, camping, general outdoorsy stuff, and playing in the dirt with her three children and husband.

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

Zoltan Demeter, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: infectious diseases

Dr. Demeter obtained his DVM at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania, in 2004. He pursued his interest in infectious diseases at the Doctoral School of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, in 2009. He taught in the pathology department of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest and then completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Illinois. He is board certified in anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and has published 29 articles and received multiple awards, including the Scopus Young Scientist Award (2008) and the ACVP Young Investigator Award (2013). Dr. Demeter joined IDEXX in October 2014.
David M. Getzy, DVM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic, oncologic, eye, bone, liver/GI, avian and exotic/large animal/wildlife, endocrine, general surgical pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Getzy received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1987 and has served in the department of pathology, the diagnostic laboratories, and the cancer unit at Colorado State University. He has extensive experience in necropsy/gross anatomic pathology, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Getzy’s interest in wildlife pathology, including exotic and fish pathology, has led him to work extensively with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Denver Zoo, and other zoologic parks. He has been with IDEXX since 1996.
Carroll J. Jones, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian and aquatic pathology, hematopoietic neoplasia, canine lymphoma

Dr. Jones graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After 4 years of private practice in small-animal medicine, she entered a pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Following residency and her successful board certification, she worked at the veterinary diagnostic laboratory of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for 10 years. She taught a variety of courses in UNH’s animal science department, in addition to performing service diagnostic work in cytology and histopathology. During her last 5 years at UNH, she became involved in aquaculture research and poultry diagnostics. Dr. Jones joined IDEXX in January of 2000.
Steve Rushton, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Rushton attended Kansas State University and received his degree in 1993. He practiced in Chicago for 7 years at a small-animal private practice. In 2000, he began working at the North Carolina State Diagnostic Laboratory in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he still works full-time as a pathologist. In 2001, he began a residency in anatomic pathology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rushton was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathology in 2006 and, a year later, began working for IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist.

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

Ron Bell, DVM, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology

Dr. Bell graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He then entered the U.S. Army, where he practiced clinical veterinary medicine at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for 2 years. That was followed by a residency in comparative pathology and certification in anatomic pathology in 1991. Dr. Bell served as chief of the veterinary pathology division, assistant professor of pathology and director of the clinical laboratory at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and as a staff pathologist and principal investigator at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, DC. He established his own veterinary reference laboratory outside of Richmond, Virginia, in 1996. In December 2009, Dr. Bell joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories in Memphis.
Terrell W. Blanchard, DVM, MSS, DACVP, DACVPM

Oklahoma State University

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, eye pathology

Dr. Blanchard received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1987. After 2 years in private practice, he spent the next 21 years in the U.S. Army. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in 1999 and attained board certification that year. Dr. Blanchard served in a variety of positions in research and diagnostic pathology in the U.S. Department of Defense, culminating in chairmanship of the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the AFIP. He joined IDEXX in May 2011. With his wife, Dr. Karen Blanchard, he enjoys traveling and many outdoor activities.
Jamie M. Bush, DVM, MS, DACVP

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: canine reproductive pathology, canine neuropathology, oncologic pathology

Dr. Bush is a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist who completed her veterinary training in 2004 at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by her residency and MS in 2008 at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with her three dogs, Gianni, Isadora, and Emma.
Vincent W. Carroll, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: large-animal pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology

Dr. Carroll received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Following graduation, he worked as a large animal practitioner in New York for 5 years. He then entered an anatomic pathology residency program at Tufts University in 2007, and in September 2011 he passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologists certifying examination. He joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in March 2012. His professional interests include diagnostic pathology of large animals, with a special interest in dermatopathology and neuropathology. In his free time, Dr. Carroll enjoys ice climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and backpacking.
Mark D. Chalkley, BSc, BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Pathobiology), DACVP Anatomic

University of Queensland

Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: oral and maxillofacial pathology

Dr. Chalkley graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2006. He spent 1 year at a small-animal and exotic-animal practice in suburban Brisbane, Australia, followed by 2 years as a veterinary pathology intern at the University of Queensland. In 2009, he commenced a 3-year residency and fellowship in anatomic pathology at the University of Minnesota. He then passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologists board examination in anatomic pathology in 2012. He continued on as a pathology instructor at the University of Minnesota for 1 year. He joined IDEXX in November 2013. Dr. Chalkley is a member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and the Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology. He is a registered manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Pathology, and the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. He has been a speaker at various international conferences and has authored several scientific publications on a variety of diagnostic interests in both small and large domestic animal species.
Zoltan Demeter, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: infectious diseases

Dr. Demeter obtained his DVM at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania, in 2004. He pursued his interest in infectious diseases at the Doctoral School of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, in 2009. He taught in the pathology department of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest and then completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Illinois. He is board certified in anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and has published 29 articles and received multiple awards, including the Scopus Young Scientist Award (2008) and the ACVP Young Investigator Award (2013). Dr. Demeter joined IDEXX in October 2014.
Danielle Desjardins, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of California

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, neoplasia, immunohistochemistry

Dr. Desjardins graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego, in 2004 with a degree in biological sciences, and then graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine with highest honors. She completed her MS and residency training at Michigan State University, and then became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. She is a member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology. She is happily married to her high school prom date. Dr. Desjardins’ favorite escapes include hiking and camping with her husband Adam, kids Luke and Allie, and Labrador retriever Ryder. She also enjoys snorkeling, skiing, game nights, and all things Disney.
Taryn A. Donovan , DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, exotic species, infectious diseases, cardiac pathology

Dr. Donovan graduated from Cornell University and completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, followed by a pathology residency at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2006 and gained additional postgraduate experience through a fellowship at the Zoological Society of San Diego. At the Animal Medical Center, Dr. Donovan directs interactive teaching and educational rounds, oversees the necropsy service in the pathology department, collaborates on research projects, and participates in the biopsy service through IDEXX Laboratories.
Colleen Duncan , DVM, MS, PhD, DACVPM, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general surgical pathology, wildlife pathology

Dr. Duncan earned her DVM and MSc from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She later completed her PhD and a residency program in anatomic pathology at Colorado State University, where she remained as a faculty member. She is a diplomate in both the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine. She has a wide range of species interests and has been involved in numerous research projects in both domestic and wild animals. In her free time, Dr. Duncan enjoys travel, outdoor adventures with her canine companions, and all aspects of horsemanship
Shannon Johnson, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Johnson received her BSc from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999 and her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 2003. After graduation, she completed an internship in small-animal medicine/surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following the internship, she returned to WCVM and completed a residency and an MVSc in anatomic pathology in 2007. Dr. Johnson attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2007 and spent the following year in Montreal as a toxicological pathologist. She joined IDEXX Reference Laboratories in 2009. In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys swimming, running, and spending time outdoors with her rambunctious dogs.
Carroll J. Jones, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian and aquatic pathology, hematopoietic neoplasia, canine lymphoma

Dr. Jones graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After 4 years of private practice in small-animal medicine, she entered a pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Following residency and her successful board certification, she worked at the veterinary diagnostic laboratory of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for 10 years. She taught a variety of courses in UNH’s animal science department, in addition to performing service diagnostic work in cytology and histopathology. During her last 5 years at UNH, she became involved in aquaculture research and poultry diagnostics. Dr. Jones joined IDEXX in January of 2000.
Jason Kimbro, DVM

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: aquatic animal pathology, nondomestic/ zoo-animal pathology

Dr. Kimbro received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He developed an early interest in anatomic pathology. In particular, he focused on diseases of nondomestic/zoo species, native wildlife, and aquatic animals. He completed the first 2 years of his anatomic pathology residency at the University of Florida, and his third year as a clinical instructor jointly with the university and the veterinary services department of Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando. He also currently helping IDEXX continue to develop their services and collaborations within East Asia.
Catherine Lamm, BS, DVM, MRCVS, DACVP

University of California

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: reproductive pathology, infectious diseases

Dr. Lamm has been in the field of veterinary pathology since 1997, when she first started working on the postmortem floor at the University of California, Davis. She received a BS in microbiology from UC Davis in 1999 and a DVM from UC Davis in 2004. She completed her anatomic pathology residency at Cornell University and became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2007. She was on the faculty at the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, before joining IDEXX in 2012. She is widely published in the fields of reproductive pathology and infectious diseases, predominantly in domestic species. Dr. Lamm has a strong interest in global collaboration. She helped establish ACVP student chapters at universities within the United Kingdom and Australia and served as chair of the ACVP student chapter committee. She also contributed to a collaborative, multinational EU online pathology course and established a student exchange between universities in the UK and Japan.
Janelle M. Novak, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, pocket pets

Dr. Novak received her veterinary and graduate training concurrently at the University of Florida, completing her DVM in 2008 and her PhD in 2007 through the assistance of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Novak completed her residency training at the University of Tennessee and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. She joined IDEXX immediately after boards. Her interests include diagnostic pathology, with a special interest in pocket pets. Dr. Novak spends as much nonworking time as possible with her husband, two children, and two Pembroke corgis. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, baking, gardening, and traveling.
David M. Pinson* , DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACLAM

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: primates, laboratory animals, neoplasia

Dr. Pinson is a 1978 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced in Kentucky for 2 years prior to returning for pathology and laboratory animal medicine training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he completed a PhD degree in 1985. He subsequently passed the ACVP board examination in 1986 and the laboratory medicine board examination in 1990. He completed an NIH Research Career Development award at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was on faculty at the University of Kansas for 21 years. He is currently a professor in the department of pathology at the University of Illinois (Chicago) College of Medicine at the Peoria campus (UICOMP). He teaches general pathology, systems pathology, and pharmacology to first- and second-year medical students and directs a small laboratory animal facility at UICOMP. He serves on numerous university committees and on the Certification Examination Board of the ACVP. Past service has included the editorial boards of Veterinary Pathology and Vaccine Immunology. His CV lists 98 publications and 1 book chapter.
Ravi Seebaransingh, BVetMed, MSc, MRCVS, DACVP

Royal Veterinary College

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, exotic species

Dr. Seebaransingh graduated in 1991 from Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He worked in mixed practice, both private and government in Trinidad (Caribbean), before pursuing a master of science degree in pathobiology at University of Guelph in 1997. He then returned to Trinidad and worked at the National Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for 5 years and subsequently spent 8 years at the University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine, where he lectured in general and systemic veterinary pathology to veterinary students. He also provided gross and diagnostic pathology services on a wide range of species. Dr. Seebaransingh received board certification in 2009 and joined IDEXX in 2012. He enjoys photography, hiking, bird-watching, and tai chi.
Alba Maria M. Shank, DVM, MS, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Manager, East Region; Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: eye pathology, reproductive pathology, diseases of small and large ruminants and camelids

Dr. Shank was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and completed her DVM and MS degrees at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed a veterinary anatomic pathology residency at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in 2009. In 2010 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to work at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and became a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist in September 2011. She joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in February 2012 and was promoted to an assistant manager position (east region) in June 2014. Nonpathology interests include gardening, canning, knitting, farming, hiking, camping, general outdoorsy stuff, and playing in the dirt with her three children and husband.
Rommel Max Tan, DVM, MS, DACVP, PhD

University of the Philippines

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general diagnostic pathology, ocular pathology, liver pathology, mammary gland pathology

Dr. Tan received his DVM from the University of the Philippines in 2005. Afterward, he completed an MS degree from the University of Maryland in 2008. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Illinois in 2011 and attained board certification that year. He also completed a PhD from the same institution in 2013. Dr. Tan served as an assistant professor in a small agricultural college in 2014. He joined IDEXX in April 2015, and he enjoys traveling and watching movies.

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

Jennifer M. Bernard, DVM, DACVP

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian and exotic, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Bernard graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She continued at Tennessee to complete her residency in anatomic pathology and obtain board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2013. Dr. Bernard then trained at San Diego Zoo Global during a 2-year fellowship. Dr. Bernard’s interests include diagnostic pathology, with a special interest in exotics. She currently lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, with her husband, son, and dogs Peanut and Jack. In her free time, Dr. Bernard can be found swimming, walking her dogs, and enjoying local restaurants and craft beer.
Jamie M. Bush, DVM, MS, DACVP

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: canine reproductive pathology, canine neuropathology, oncologic pathology

Dr. Bush is a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist who completed her veterinary training in 2004 at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by her residency and MS in 2008 at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with her three dogs, Gianni, Isadora, and Emma.
Vincent W. Carroll, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: large-animal pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology

Dr. Carroll received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Following graduation, he worked as a large-animal practitioner in New York for 5 years. He then entered an anatomic pathology residency program at Tufts University in 2007, and in September 2011 he passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologists certifying examination. He joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in March 2012. His professional interests include diagnostic pathology of large animals, with a special interest in dermatopathology and neuropathology. In his free time, Dr. Carroll enjoys ice climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and backpacking.
Taryn A. Donovan , DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, exotic species, infectious diseases, cardiac pathology

Dr. Donovan graduated from Cornell University and completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, followed by a pathology residency at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2006 and gained additional postgraduate experience through a fellowship at the Zoological Society of San Diego. At the Animal Medical Center, Dr. Donovan directs interactive teaching and educational rounds, oversees the necropsy service in the pathology department, collaborates on research projects, and participates in the biopsy service through IDEXX Laboratories.
David M. Getzy, DVM, DACVP

The Ohio State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic, oncologic, eye, bone, liver/GI, avian and exotic/large animal/wildlife, endocrine, general surgical pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Getzy received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1987 and has served in the department of pathology, the diagnostic laboratories, and the cancer unit at Colorado State University. He has extensive experience in necropsy/gross anatomic pathology, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Getzy’s interest in wildlife pathology, including exotic and fish pathology, has led him to work extensively with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Denver Zoo, and other zoologic parks. He has been with IDEXX since 1996.
Carroll J. Jones, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian and aquatic pathology, hematopoietic neoplasia, canine lymphoma

Dr. Jones graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After 4 years of private practice in small-animal medicine, she entered a pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Following residency and her successful board certification, she worked at the veterinary diagnostic laboratory of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for 10 years. She taught a variety of courses in UNH’s animal science department, in addition to performing service diagnostic work in cytology and histopathology. During her last 5 years at UNH, she became involved in aquaculture research and poultry diagnostics. Dr. Jones joined IDEXX in January of 2000.
Jason Kimbro, DVM

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: aquatic animal pathology, nondomestic/ zoo-animal pathology

Dr. Kimbro received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He developed an early interest in anatomic pathology. In particular, he focused on diseases of nondomestic/zoo species, native wildlife, and aquatic animals. He completed the first 2 years of his anatomic pathology residency at the University of Florida, and his third year as a clinical instructor jointly with the university and the veterinary services department of Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando. He is also currently helping IDEXX continue to develop their services and collaborations within East Asia.
Cheryl Auch Lawson, DVM, DACVP

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, education, chemistry, exotic species

Dr. Lawson graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After approximately 2 years as a general practitioner in the Nashville area, she returned to Auburn University for a residency in clinical pathology. Dr. Lawson completed her residency in July 2017 and will complete her master’s degree in December 2017. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017 and joined the IDEXX team the same year.
Thomas P. Lipscomb, DVM, DACVP

Auburn University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, mammary tumors, marine mammal pathology

Dr. Lipscomb attended Auburn University on a military scholarship and received his veterinary degree in 1981, entering the U.S. Army upon graduation. After running a busy small-animal veterinary clinic in Okinawa, Japan, for 3 years, he entered the veterinary anatomic pathology residency program at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in Washington, D.C., and achieved board certification 3 years later. He found his niche in diagnostic pathology and remained at the AFIP for 17 years, rising to the post of chief of the Division of Veterinary Pathology, and later, senior consulting pathologist. He has worked extensively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service on marine mammal disease investigations. He joined IDEXX in July 2013. When not at the microscope, he enjoys traveling and hiking.
Richard H. Luong, BVSc, DACVP

University of Sydney

Head of North American Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: biomedical clinical research, lab animal pathology, exotic species, oncopathology

Dr. Luong earned his BVSc at the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2000. He worked as a companion-animal veterinarian in the UK and Hong Kong before starting his career in veterinary anatomic pathology by working as a diagnostic pathologist in training with NSW Ag (now part of the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries) in Australia in 2002. He then joined the combined training program of the Animal Medical Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Rockefeller University as a veterinary anatomic pathology resident; he completed his residency in 2006. He stayed on as an associate pathologist with the Animal Medical Center until 2007, when he became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Since 2007, he has been with the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine as a veterinary pathologist and senior research scientist. Dr. Luong joined IDEXX in October 2014. He is widely published in the fields of laboratory animal science/pathology and biomedical research through his collaborations at Stanford University. He supports the training of residents in veterinary pathology and is currently a member of the ACVP Examination Committee.
Megan McCarthy, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: exotic and wildlife species

Dr. McCarthy received her BA from Yale University and her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2013. She completed a residency in anatomic pathology with an emphasis on zoo and wildlife species at the University of California, Davis, and the San Diego Zoo in 2016. She was board certified by the ACVP in 2016. She joined IDEXX in April 2017. She has a special interest in the pathology of exotic and wildlife species.
Michelle Nobrega-Lee, DVM, DACVP

Tuskegee University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian pathology, exotic and zoo species, large-animal pathology, ocular pathology, oncologic pathology

Dr. Nobrega-Lee graduated from Tuskegee University in 2007. She then completed a small-animal internship at Tufts University in 2008, followed by an avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2010. That was followed by completion of a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Tennessee in 2014 and subsequent board certification in 2014. She currently lives in Smyrna, Georgia, with her husband, Dr. Nathan Lee, who is a veterinary radiation oncologist; a daughter; two chocolate Labs; a cat; and a Quaker parrot. She enjoys running, traveling, and anything bird-related.
Janelle M. Novak, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, pocket pets

Dr. Novak received her veterinary and graduate training concurrently at the University of Florida, completing her DVM in 2008 and her PhD in 2007 through the assistance of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Novak completed her residency training at the University of Tennessee and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. She joined IDEXX immediately after boards. Her interests include diagnostic pathology, with a special interest in pocket pets. Dr. Novak spends as much nonworking time as possible with her husband, two children, and two Pembroke corgis. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, baking, gardening, and traveling.
Mark Evan Robarge, DVM, MS, DACVP

Purdue University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, infectious diseases, avian pathology, large-animal pathology

Dr. Robarge completed his veterinary degree in 2012 and his anatomic pathology residency in 2015, both at Purdue University. He became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015 and joined IDEXX in January 2016. Dr. Robarge is a member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. He lives in Zionsville, Indiana, where he enjoys various outdoor activities, including hiking, wakesurfing, and paddleboarding, while also staying active with the Zionsville Aquatic Masters swim team.
Ravi Seebaransingh, BVetMed, MSc, MRCVS, DACVP

Royal Veterinary College

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, exotic species

Dr. Seebaransingh graduated in 1991 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He worked in mixed practice, both private and government in Trinidad (Caribbean), before pursuing a master of science degree in pathobiology at University of Guelph in 1997. He then returned to Trinidad and worked at the National Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for 5 years and subsequently spent 8 years at the University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine, where he lectured in general and systemic veterinary pathology. He also provided gross and diagnostic pathology services on a wide range of species. Dr. Seebaransingh received board certification in 2009 and joined IDEXX in 2012. He enjoys photography, hiking, bird-watching, and tai chi.
Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Iowa State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: exotic (specifically amphibian and reptile), pathology, neuropathology

Dr. Snook graduated from Iowa State University in 2002. After 4 years in private practice and emergency medicine, he began his residency at Louisiana State University and was board certified in 2009. In 2013, he finished his PhD focusing on globoid cell leukodystrophy. He worked at a state diagnostic laboratory for 4 years with a focus on small animals, reptiles, and amphibians before starting at IDEXX in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and spending time with his family.
Shane Stiver, BS, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), DACVP

University of California

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general and surgical pathology

Dr. Stiver came to veterinary pathology following 12 years as a practicing veterinarian in northern California. He received a BS in zoology from the University of California, Davis, in 1985, and his DVM from UC Davis in 1989. He was an associate small-animal practitioner in San Rafael, California, for 2 years before purchasing and operating Frontier Pet Clinic in Napa, California, in 1991. A small-animal practitioner, he expanded the practice to include avian and exotic patients. He was board certified in canine and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1998. He left clinical practice in 2001 and returned to academia, completing a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Georgia in 2004. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004, when he joined IDEXX as a veterinary anatomic pathologist. Dr. Stiver enjoys case consultation with his colleagues in veterinary practice and has an interest in medical illustration. He serves as a subject matter expert for the California State Veterinary Medical Board.
Kari Velguth, DVM, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, hematology, exotic species

Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Velguth received a degree in Japanese language from Georgetown University and worked for several years in Washington, D.C., as a researcher for one of Japan’s major newspapers. She received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by a specialty internship in zoological medicine at the Tulsa Zoo and Oklahoma State University. She remained at the school for her clinical pathology residency, which she completed in 2009. She has worked with several zoos and wildlife rehabilitators.

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

Jamie M. Bush, DVM, MS, DACVP

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: canine reproductive pathology, canine neuropathology, oncologic pathology

Dr. Bush is a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist who completed her veterinary training in 2004 at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by her residency and MS in 2008 at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with her three dogs, Gianni, Isadora, and Emma.
Julia Golden Conway, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Manager of Anatomic Pathology
Area(s) of interest: tumor pathology, ophthalmology, equine pathology

Dr. Conway started her career as a mechanical engineer, earning her undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She later transitioned to veterinary medicine, graduating from the University of Florida in 2006. She completed her anatomic pathology residency training at UF and received ACVP diplomate status in 2010. After her residency, Julia stayed on as faculty at the UFCVM until joining IDEXX in 2016. She currently lives New York’s Finger Lakes region.
Becky McElhaney, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, mammalian pathology, dermatopathology, reproductive pathology

Dr. McElhaney received a BS in agriculture from the University of Florida in 1983 and a DVM from the University of Florida in 1992. She completed the first 2 years of her residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Florida, and a third year at the University of California, Davis. She remained at UC Davis as a staff pathologist and chief of the university’s pathology service until joining IDEXX in 1997. She has been board-certified in anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists since 1995.
Barbara McMahill, DVM, DACVP, PhD

Technical University of Lisbon, School of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology

Dr. McMahill earned her DVM in 2006 at the Technical University of Lisbon, School of Veterinary Medicine, Portugal, where she also held an assistant veterinarian position. In 2010, she completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014 she completed a PhD in comparative pathology also at UC Davis. Dr. McMahill has developed a special interest in veterinary dermatopathology under the mentorship of Dr. Verena Affolter and Dr. Thelma Lee Gross. She joined IDEXX in 2014 and is currently a board member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology.
Alba Maria M. Shank, DVM, MS, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Manager, East Region; Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: ophthalmic pathology, reproductive pathology, diseases of small and large ruminants and camelids

Dr. Shank was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and completed her DVM and MS degrees at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed a veterinary anatomic pathology residency at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in 2009. In 2010 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to work at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and became a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist in September 2011. She joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in February 2012 and was promoted to an assistant manager position (east region) in June 2014. Nonpathology interests include gardening, canning, knitting, farming, hiking, camping, general outdoorsy stuff, and playing in the dirt with her three children and husband.
Denise Wunn, DVM, MS, DACVP, MRCVS

Iowa State University

Director, North America Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: equine clinical pathology, cytology, hemolytic diseases pathology, diseases of small and large ruminants and camelids

Dr. Wunn graduated with distinction from Iowa State University in 1990. She spent the next 4 years in private practice in mixed-animal and small-animal practices. She completed a residency and graduate degree at Washington State University. Dr. Wunn joined IDEXX in 2000 and became certified as a clinical pathologist by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2002. Her specialties include cytology, hematology, and equine clinical pathology. She enjoys teaching and has taught at Washington State University, Iowa State University, and Tufts University. In addition, Dr. Wunn has done many continuing education programs for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the U.S. and internationally. Her most recent publications are contributions to manuscripts involving hematology of tortoises and sea turtles in association with the New England Aquarium and reference intervals for the Friesian horse in association with the University of Wisconsin.

*The specialist is double-boarded.
The specialist is a contractor

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Get the most accurate and timely results to allow you to make a confident and timely diagnosis. For critical cases in which a shorter turnaround time is required, the priority option is recommended.

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Featured case—Oral cavity mass: melanoma or lymphoma?

It was the photo in the cytology report that convinced me I should biopsy.

Jamie Haddad, VMD, DACVP
Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist

A dog that had a melanoma in the oral cavity and had been treated with radiation therapy some time ago re-presented to the oncologist for a second oral mass. The oncologist assumed the mass was another melanoma, and at that time, she sampled the mandibular lymph nodes, which were firm and prominent. Dr. Jamie Haddad, a double-boarded anatomic and clinical pathologist at IDEXX, received that cytology, and it looked like lymphoma rather than melanoma, but she couldn’t rule out an unusual melanoma. The oncologist was going to assume the new oral mass was melanoma because of the history until she saw the digital image of the cytology specimen on VetConnect PLUS and changed her mind. She biopsied the oral mass, and it proved to be a subtype of lymphoma, not melanoma.

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