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Melissa Behr, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

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.
Linda Berent, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Illinois

Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, surgical pathology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation, education

Dr. Berent received her DVM from the University of Illinois, where she also completed her PhD and 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. Her professional passions include cytology, surgical pathology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation and education. She joined IDEXX as a contractor in 2017 and transitioned from academia to full time in 2020. She lives in Columbia, Missouri with her partner, 2 daughters and 4 cats.
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 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.
Lani R. Bower, DVM, DACVP

Colorado State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: wildlife, exotic, avian, and infectious diseases

Dr. Bower earned her DVM from Colorado State University before completing her anatomic pathology residency at the University of Tennessee. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She began her work as a pathologist in an interim position at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory for one month before working at a private diagnostic lab in the Seattle area for 2.5 years before joining IDEXX in 2021. In both positions she performed necropsies and read biopsies, primarily from small domestic animals and a lesser amount from large, zoo, wildlife, and exotic patients. Dr. Bower is primarily interested in wildlife/exotic/avian pathology, dermatopathology, and infectious diseases. She currently resides north of Seattle. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, her Yorkshire terrier and turtle, and spending time outdoors, particularly downhill skiing, gardening/farm work, camping, hiking and any water activity.
Melanie A. Breshears, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Oklahoma State University
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology

Dr. Breshears graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She completed her PhD and pathology training (also at Oklahoma State) and attained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2005. Dr. Breshears was on faculty at OSU College of Veterinary Medicine from 2005 until 2019, when she became a part-time adjunct professor. During her time at OSU, she taught veterinary students in all stages of the curriculum, worked as a diagnostic pathologist for Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab, and served 5 years as the anatomic pathology residency training coordinator. As an adjunct professor, Dr. Breshears enjoys continuing to teach veterinary students and pathology residents at OSU. She joined IDEXX as a contracting pathologist in 2019, where she is happy to continue the interesting and rewarding work of diagnostic pathology. In her free time, Dr. Breshears enjoys horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, other outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with her husband.
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. During her free time, Jamie enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs.
Vincent W. Carroll, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

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

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.
Laura Chen, DVM, MS, DACVP, DACPV

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone pathology, poultry pathology

Dr. Chen grew up in central New Jersey and completed her bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in 2011. She received her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2015 and subsequently stayed to complete a combined poultry medicine and anatomic pathology residency. Dr. Chen attained American College of Poultry Veterinarians board certification in 2018 and American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2019. After completing her residency program in 2019, she served as branch chief of a diagnostic lab for a little over a year and a half prior to joining IDEXX in May 2021. In her free time, Dr. Chen enjoys rock climbing, baking, and finding new ways to entertain her cat, Maureen.
Laura Coffee, MPH, DVM, DACVP

University of Georgia

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: small animal liver disease, zoological and aquatic animal pathology

“Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future” (Hippocrates). Dr. Coffee began her career in human medicine as an epidemiologist in NYC. Her transition to animal medicine was set in motion during the city’s response to the West Nile virus outbreak, when collaboration between epidemiologists, human doctors and veterinary pathologists was critical. She attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a residency in anatomic pathology at Cornell/The Bronx Zoo. She was awarded a fellowship in aquatic animal pathology and subsequently directed state level response to the 2013-2015 Mid-Atlantic dolphin die off as a forensic pathologist in New Jersey. Eventually, Dr. Coffee found her calling in surgical biopsy interpretation. Over the past 8+ years in this field, she has developed an expertise in small animal liver disease in addition to zoological and aquatic animal pathology. Dr. Coffee lives along the Potomac River, near DC. In her spare time, she enjoys endurance horseback riding whilst dreaming of one day finishing the annual 1000 km Mongolian Derby.
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.
Julia Golden Conway, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Manager of 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 and also a member of the IDEXX Derm Team. Dr. Desjardins’ favorite escapes include hiking, camping, 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.
B. Wade Edwards, DVM, Diplomate of ACVP

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

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

Dr. Edwards completed his veterinary degree in 2014 at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a residency in anatomic pathology with a special focus in zoo, aquatic, and wildlife pathology at the University of Illinois Zoological Pathology Program in 2017. Dr. Edwards was also board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017. He remained working as a diagnostic pathologist for the Zoological Pathology Program until joining IDEXX in 2018. Dr. Edwards currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where he enjoys staying active and exploring the city with his husband and dog. 
Michelle L. Fleetwood, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest:  dermatopathology, 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.
Lindsay M. Fry, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Washington State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, vascular pathology, protozoal diseases

Dr. Fry received her DVM from Washington State University in 2009. She spent two years in small animal private practice before returning to WSU in 2011 to begin a combined anatomic pathology residency and PhD program. Dr. Fry earned her PhD in Infectious Disease and Immunology in 2016, and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2019.  Since 2017, Dr. Fry has worked as a Research Veterinary Medical Officer with the USDA, where she develops vaccines and diagnostic assays for tick-born protozoal diseases of livestock and horses. Dr. Fry joined IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist in 2020. She enjoys camping throughout the PNW with her husband and daughter, baking, and cross stitching.
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.
Lauren Harris, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: PhD candidate; hematopathology and cancer diagnostics

Dr. Lauren Harris earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology at Colorado State University and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2018. During her training she developed a special interest in hematopathology and cancer diagnostics. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Harris continued to provide diagnostic pathology services at CSU while studying molecular drivers of canine lymphoma at the CSU Clinical Immunology Laboratory. In 2019, she joined IDEXX to expand upon her interest and expertise in diagnostic medicine. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Harris obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and spent a year studying hematopoietic development in zebrafish at Harvard Medical School. In her free time, Dr. Harris enjoys exploring the mountains of Colorado with her two adventurous dogs. She is an avid runner, skier, and whitewater rafter.
Seth Harris, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University (DVM) & Washington State University (PhD)

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

Dr. Harris grew up in Arizona and first became interested in anatomic pathology after taking a veterinary pathology class during his undergraduate years at the University of Arizona. After earning his DVM from Colorado State University in 2003 he did a residency and PhD at Washington State University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. His interests include diagnostics, food animal pathology, dermatopathology, and ocular pathology. In his free time Dr. Harris enjoys running half marathons, sailing his sunfish, hunting, and learning foreign languages and is currently working on fluency in Swedish.
Janice B. Harvey, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, endocrine pathology, neoplasia, dermatopathology, exotic species

Dr. Harvey was born and raised in South Florida and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies. She moved to Raleigh, NC 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. In addition to her broad range of professional interests in diagnostic pathology, she is also passionate about teaching, veterinary community outreach, and diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine. Her personal interests include rock climbing, improvisational comedy, sports (Go Gators!), breweries, and board games. Dr. Harvey joined IDEXX in 2019 and currently resides in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area with her dog and three cats.
Heather R. Herd, BVMS, DACVP

University of Glasgow

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, 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.
Jay Hoffman, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Texas A&M University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: lung

Dr. Hoffman, a native Texan, received his veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1984. He practiced veterinary medicine for two years in south Texas before he completed his PhD and residency training in anatomic pathology at Texas A&M University. He then joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University and obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1993. He then worked at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory until he retired as section head of pathology in 2021. He joined IDEXX in May of 2021. In his free time, he enjoys running, spending time with his adult children, and going to sporting events and other outdoor activities with his wife, Donna.
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

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 IDEXX surgical pathologist, performing routine diagnostic pathology and dermatopathology of mostly dogs and cats. Her special interest in dermatopathology has benefited from mutually shared learning and teaching experiences gained while training clinical dermatology residents. Dr. Johnson is a member of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology and is active member of IDEXX Derm Team. Her off-work passion is sustainable veggie and flower gardening, which she enjoys with her husband.
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. She lives on a small farm with her 3 Labradors and 4 cats, and maintains a small herd of beef cattle.
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.
Danielle E. Lieske, DVM

University of California

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, domestic and non-domestic pathology

Dr. Lieske received her DVM from University of California, Davis in 2017.  Prior to this she spent 6 years working in veterinary medicine.  She then completed residency at University of Georgia.  She joined IDEXX following the completion of her residency in August 2020. During veterinary school and residency, she pursued her passion for diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, and small animal medicine.  Danielle trained in a diagnostic laboratory where she gained an appreciation for customer service and team-based medicine. In her free time she enjoys movies, cooking, outdoor adventures, and playing with her hamster, cat, and fishes.

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 is a graduate of Princeton University (AB) and the University of Pennsylvania (VMD), and completed residency training and a master’s degree in anatomic pathology at the University of California, Davis. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1996 and has spent her entire career in diagnostic pathology at IDEXX and, briefly, at the Animal Medical Center. She has a special interest in dermatopathology and is a member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology. Dr. Liu lives in New York City and in the Catskills. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors in nature, the arts, travelling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her pets, family, and friends.
Richard H. Luong, BVSc, DACVP

University of Sydney

Associate Director of 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.
Joe Malatos, DVM, DAVCP

North Carolina State University
Area(s) of interest: aquatic animal pathology, non-domestic/zoo pathology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Malatos is originally from Massachusetts and completed his veterinary degree in 2015 at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a residency in anatomic pathology with a special focus in zoo, aquatic, and wildlife pathology at Cornell University and the Bronx Zoo in 2018. Dr. Malatos was also board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2018. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in aquatic animal pathology at the NY Aquarium and worked as an independent contractor with the Aquatic Health Program at Cornell until joining IDEXX in 2020. Dr. Malatos currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he enjoys playing volleyball, exploring the city, and finding the best pizza spots.
Valeria Cafe Marcal, BVetMed MVSc DipACVP

School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Area(s) of interest: 
immunohistochemistry, bone and soft tissue pathology, exotic species, neuropathology and dermatology

Dr. Cafe Marcal qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) Brazil in 2002. After qualifying she moved to Switzerland where she learnt German and worked temporarily as an apprentice in a zoological park. She received her master’s degree in 2006 and completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Institute of Animal Pathology (Zoo and Wildlife Department) University of Berne in 2008 and attained board certification (ACVP) in 2013. Following a brief period as an instructor in anatomic pathology, she spent the next 11 years working in small animal diagnostic laboratories. She served in a variety of positions in diagnostic pathology in the United Kingdom. Dr. Cafe Marcal currently resides in South Cambridge, United Kingdom. She joined IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist in 2018.
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.
Joseph McCoy*, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, ocular pathology, small ruminant and camelid pathology, and medicine

Dr. McCoy received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 1988. He had previously completed a Masters in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut. Following his doctorate he completed a clinical internship followed by a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at an animal Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. He is dual certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologist receiving his diplomate status in anatomic pathology in 1992 followed by his diplomate status in clinical pathology 1995. He has a special interest in ocular pathology as well as small ruminant and camelid pathology. He and his spouse run a small, goat dairy in Western Massachusetts. He enjoys hiking with their three dogs, hanging out with the goats and playing pickleball.

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: general 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.
Juan Muñoz, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP

University of Mexico

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: pathology of exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, lung pathology

Dr. Muñoz received his DVM from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2009. He completed an externship in exotic/zoo animal pathology at a private diagnostic laboratory before joining Washington State University for his anatomic pathology residency/PhD combined program in 2009. In 2015, he finished his PhD in Veterinary Sciences and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Muñoz’ areas of interest include exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, and lung pathology. He joined IDEXX in August 2019. He enjoys spending time with his family (wife, children, and dogs), Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit, cooking, and brewing.
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.
Cara Pillitteri, DVM, DACVP

Ohio State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: Diagnostic pathology, non-domestic/zoo animal pathology

Dr. Pillitteri graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After a brief period in general practice, she completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Tennessee, and obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. Dr. Pillitteri worked with a state diagnostic laboratory and ran an exotic and zoo animal histopathology service until joining IDEXX in 2020. She lives in southeast Florida with her two children and her cat. She enjoys hiking and beach walking, martial arts training, and travel.
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.
Kara Priest, DVM, MS, DACVP

St. George’s University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology with a special interest in avian and aquatic species

Dr. Priest received her DVM from St. George’s University completing her clinical year at Oklahoma State University in 2012. After 2 years as a small animal general practitioner in the Reno/Tahoe area, she ventured back to her homeland of Connecticut to complete a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology and obtained a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Connecticut/Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Shortly after completing her residency, she accepted a position at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University as a Lecturer in the Pathology Section eventually meriting the title of Assistant Professor/Residency Coordinator of Anatomic Pathology. She joined IDEXX in June 2020. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an avid observer of nature.
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. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal and oral pathology. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Remmers enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her three children, husband, and two dogs, Tiffany and Raphael.
Michael Richardson, DVM, MBA, DACVP

Colorado State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: liver, lung

Dr. Richardson earned his MBA and DVM from Colorado State University in 2016, and completed his residency training at Michigan State University in 2018. In 2019, he completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Richardson is interested in digital pathology and the use of image analysis tools to add objective measures to the pathologists tool kit, and has special interests in liver and lung pathology. In his free time, he enjoys running, skiing, cycling, and searching for the perfect doughnut.
Randall L. Rietcheck, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

Manager of 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. Her training included her DVM at Cornell with 4 years of mixed, small, and exotic animal practice to her residency at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 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. She joined Idexx in 2015 and also serves as a consultant on the Veterinary Information Network. She is a member of the Pathology Informatics Committee of the ACVP. Her hobbies include quilting, gaming, cycling, craft beers, gaming, and spending time with her 2 kids and friends.
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, oral pathology, 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 an organ transplant technician at UCLA. He completed his DVM at the University of California, Davis in 1989, and a residency in anatomic pathology in 1992, also at Davis. He became board certified and joined the IDEXX pathology team in 1993. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and exploring the natural landscapes of California and the Pacific coast with his son.
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.
Leah R. Stein, DVM, MPH

Michigan State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, immunohistochemistry, respiratory pathology

Dr. Stein received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2017 and remained at the university for a residency in anatomic pathology. She joined IDEXX following the completion of her residency in August 2020. During veterinary school and residency, she was engaged in research in diagnostic pathology, which established her interests in oncologic pathology (specifically canine lymphomas), immunohistochemistry, and respiratory pathology. Dr. Stein also completed her Master’s in Public Health (2016) and Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (2014) at Michigan State University. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, cooking, gardening, playing with her dog and cat, and spending time outdoors with her husband.
Melinda Stewart, 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. Stewart 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. Stewart 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. Stewart joined IDEXX in 2018.
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 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.
Leslie N. Tomblin, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: small animal diagnostic pathology, food animal pathology, ocular pathophysiology

Dr. Tomblin earned her DVM from the University of Florida prior to entering private practice (dairy and small animal).  After 6.5 years of general practice, she returned to the University of Florida to complete an anatomic pathology residency, achieving the status diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2019.  Upon certification, Dr. Tomblin began working as an assistant clinical professor in pathobiology at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Starkville, Mississippi before joining IDEXX in 2021.  In this position, she devoted much of her time performing necropsies and reading biopsies, while also maintaining responsibilities for teaching veterinary students and anatomic pathology residents.  Dr. Tomblin’s primary interests include small animal diagnostic pathology and ocular pathophysiology.  She currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida, and in her free time, enjoys travelling, painting, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family and myriad of four-legged critters.
Laura Wennerdahl, DVM, DACVP

Ross University (DVM) & University of Missouri (residency)
Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, ocular pathology, infectious diseases

Dr. Wennerdahl received her DVM from Ross University. She spent a year in small animal practice before starting her anatomical pathology residency at the University of Missouri. Following residency, she worked at a veterinary diagnostic laboratory for 4 years before joining IDEXX Reference Laboratories in the fall of 2019. Her professional interests include diagnostic pathology, with special interest in ocular pathology and infectious diseases. In her free time, Dr. Wennerdahl enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, mushroom hunting with local mycology clubs, and traveling. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats and is happy to have transplanted from the Midwest to the Southeast.
Leslie D. Wilson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Louisiana State University
Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: orthopedic pathology, exotic animal pathology, large animal pathology, general diagnostic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Wilson received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 1998 and completed a combined residency in pathology/PhD program in 2005.  After a brief Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was hired as a faculty Pathologist at the LSU-SVM, where she taught orthopedic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology, general pathology, and diseases of foreign animals in both the professional and graduate curricula until she joined IDEXX in 2018.  Prior to vet school, Dr. Wilson obtained her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she earned a Certificate of Specialization in Primatology working with various species of prosimian primates at the Duke University Lemur Center.  She is a (now retired) competitive equestrienne and marathoner, who spends her free time chasing around her 4 dogs, and teaching group exercise classes every morning before work.   

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Jonathan Bagwell, DVM, DACVP

Oklahoma State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology

Dr. Bagwell received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 2014 and continued on to complete his clinical pathology residency from 2014–2017. Throughout his residency, he gained experience in both small animal general practice and small animal emergency practice, also serving as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City’s veterinary technician program. Dr. Bagwell currently lives in Wylie, Texas with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys spending family time at the pool, fishing, and watching either college football or NBA basketball.
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.
Linda Berent, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Illinois

Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, surgical pathology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation, education

Dr. Berent received her DVM from the University of Illinois, where she also completed her PhD and 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. Her professional passions include cytology, surgical pathology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation and education. She joined IDEXX as a contractor in 2017 and transitioned from academia to full time in 2020. She lives in Columbia, Missouri with her partner, 2 daughters and 4 cats.
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 Bend, Oregon with her family where they enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and skiing.
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.
Alyssa Brooker, DVM

Purdue University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: small animal cytology and oncology/neoplasia

Dr. Brooker is originally from Indiana and received her DVM from Purdue University in 2016. She then completed a rotating small animal internship and clinical pathology residency at the University of Georgia in 2020. She joined IDEXX after finishing her residency. She lives with her husband and they have 4 cats (Murphy, Josie, Ruby, and Pippy) and 1 dog (Jane). When not at the microscope, she loves reading, traveling, spending time with her family (especially the cats), and being outdoors.
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.
Megan Caudill, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Georgia

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, transfusion medicine, cytologic-histologic correlates

Dr. Caudill received her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She subsequently completed a combined clinical pathology residency and Master’s degree in comparative biomedical sciences at the University of Georgia, graduating and achieving board certification in 2019. She is currently in the final months of an anatomic pathology residency at the University of Florida, and she plans to sit the anatomic pathology boards in August of 2021. Her professional interests include dermatopathology, transfusion medicine, and cytologic-histologic correlates. Dr. Caudill joined IDEXX in August of 2020 as a digital contractor. She currently lives in Florida with her husband and their Australian Shepherds, Darcy and Bennet.
Stacy Clothier DVM, MS, DACVP

Villanova University

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

Dr. Clothier graduated from Villanova University with a BS in biology before completing her masters in laboratory animal science from Drexel University. She obtained her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010. After veterinary school, she completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at a private specialty hospital in southern California, and then worked in small animal practice for four years. Dr. Clothier completed her clinical pathology residency at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 and obtained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists the same year.  She remained at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine to provide diagnostic and teaching support for the veterinary teaching hospital and completed her MS in biomedical sciences in 2019.
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.
Karlee Craig, BSCH, DVM, DVSC, DACVP

Ontario Veterinary College

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

Dr. Karlee Craig completed a Bachelor of Science with honours in zoology at the University of Guelph, Canada. Upon graduation she worked as a technician for the wildlife pathologist at the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, which piqued her interest in veterinary pathology. Karlee is a 2008 graduate of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). She began her career as a small animal associate veterinarian. After several years in practice and discovering motherhood along the way, she knew it was time to change her role in the veterinary community to pursue her passion for pathology. She returned to OVC as a graduate student in the clinical pathology program with a research focus on miRNA profiling in canine multicentric lymphoma. Karlee received her board certification as a clinical pathologist by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2018 and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Science degree in 2019. She enjoys the academic environment and continues to stay engaged in OVC life through sessional teaching opportunities and participating in weekly cytology rounds. Away from her microscope, Karlee’s interests include running, travel and spending time with her family, including her husband, two daughters and a fox red Labrador Retriever named “Brinley”.
Emma Croser, BSc, BVMS, MVSt, PhD, MANZCVSc, DACVP

Murdoch University
Area(s) of interest: clinical pathology, digital hematology and cytology

Dr. Croser graduated from Murdoch University, Australia in 1998 and worked in mixed practice in both Australia and the United Kingdom for 7 years. In 2005, she completed her Masters in Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. That was followed by pathology training at the University of Queensland and University of Melbourne, and later a PhD exploring aspects of Hendra virus infection as a collaboration between the Monash Institute of Medical Research and the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory. Emma has worked at several commercial pathology laboratories, and for 5 years as senior lecturer in clinical pathology at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia. She initially joined IDEXX in 2014 on a part time basis and changed to full time in early 2020. Emma is interested in increasing awareness of the services available to remote practices to help with timely decision-making to improve patient care, including championing digital technology and accessible CPD opportunities. She loves being outdoors in the mountains, mountain biking or cross-country skiing, and is a slave to two badly-behaved dogs and 2 rather aloof cats.
Janice A. Cruz Cardona, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Manager of 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

Manager of 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.
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, DACVP

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.
Matthew Feirer, DVM, DACVP

University of Wisconsin

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

Dr. Feirer received his DVM from the University of Wisconsin in 2008. He completed his clinical pathology residency at Colorado State in 2012 and became board certified in clinical pathology in 2014. He worked at a small pathology lab in New York, and most recently with a diagnostic lab before joining IDEXX in 2019. Outside of work, along with his wife and daughter, he enjoys living on and caring for their hobby farm outside Marshfield, WI.
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.
Eric J. Fish, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Cornell University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, bone marrow disorders, iron metabolism and biomarkers, digital cytology

Dr. Fish grew up outside Buffalo, NY and earned his BS in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2008 and a DVM from the Western University of Health Sciences in 2012. After veterinary school, his specialty training included a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and a three-year residency in clinical pathology at Auburn University followed by board-certification in 2016. Dr. Fish was on the faculty at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine from 2016 to 2019 and was a founder/co-founder of two digital telecytology companies. During this time, he also completed a PhD studying microRNA biomarkers in dogs with mammary carcinoma. His specific interests include hematology, iron metabolism and biomarkers, bone marrow disorders, and digital pathology applications. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife, 2 cats and 2 dogs, and enjoys travel, reading, and playing guitar.
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

Manager of 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.
Rachael Holicky, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

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

Dr. Holicky grew up in South-Central Minnesota. After receiving her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2006, she practiced small animal general medicine for 5 years in the Twin Cities. While she loved the challenges and rewards of general practice, she discovered a strong interest in Clinical Pathology--leading to completion of a residency in Clinical Pathology at Kansas State University in 2017.  She was board certified in by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2018, and worked in a private diagnostic laboratory for 3 years before joining IDEXX in April, 2020. 

 

Dr. Holicky has two furry children: a Shih-Tzu/Jack Russell cross named Benny, who absolutely rules the house hold, and Max, a Sheltie who revels in his own neurotic herding dog behavior (but in a good way!). Dr. Holicky loves exploring beautiful Washington state with her sister. When not off hiking with her sister and dogs, she enjoys reading science fiction/fantasy, watching movies, and keeping in touch with friends and family back home in Minnesota.

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.
Catherine Lamm, BS, DVM, MRCVS, DACVP

UC Davis

Associate Director of Pathology
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.
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.
Gary Lee, BSc, BVMS, MVetClinStud

University of Guelph

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

A native of Mauritius, Gary obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Murdoch University, Australia, in 2014. He started his veterinary career in small animal general practice before training in anatomic pathology for a couple of years. Although he enjoyed his time in anatomic pathology very much, he always preferred “clean” path to “gross” path, which brought him to the University of Guelph in Canada, where he started a combined clinical pathology residency/PhD program in September 2017. Outside of work, he is a massive fan of the English Premier League and enjoys bantering with rival fans.
Ashley Leisering DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Illinois

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

Dr. Leisering received her DVM from the University of Illinois in 2015, where she discovered her passion for clinical pathology. She then went on to Purdue University to complete her clinical pathology residency and master’s degree in 2018. She spent the following year as a locum clinical pathologist at several diagnostic labs across the country before joining IDEXX in late 2019. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her Boston Terrier mix, Suki.
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.
Sally H. Mace, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Ohio State University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic cytology

Dr. Mace 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. Mace 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.
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.
Jennifer R. Matlow, DVM, MS, DACVP

Cornell University

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

Dr. Matlow 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.
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.
Joseph McCoy*, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, ocular pathology, small ruminant and camelid pathology, and medicine

Dr. McCoy received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 1988. He had previously completed a Masters in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut. Following his doctorate he completed a clinical internship followed by a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at an animal Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. He is dual certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologist receiving his diplomate status in anatomic pathology in 1992 followed by his diplomate status in clinical pathology 1995. He has a special interest in ocular pathology as well as small ruminant and camelid pathology. He and his spouse run a small, goat dairy in Western Massachusetts. He enjoys hiking with their three dogs, hanging out with the goats and playing pickleball.

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

Manager of Pathology
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.
Lauren Radakovich, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Georgia

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

Lauren Radakovich grew up in both North Carolina and Georgia. She pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia in Microbiology. She then earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine at North Carolina State University, graduating in 2013. After vet school, Lauren did a combined clinical pathology residency and PhD program at Colorado State University. In her free time, she loves to visit the North Carolina mountains, go on long trail runs, and cook up healthy plant-based food. She has an intense passion for health and wellness. She lives with her husband, daughter, and their two pesky but adorable parrots, Squirt and Skeeter in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Michael Rosser, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Illinois

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

Dr. Rosser grew up outside of Chicago, IL and completed his BA in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL in 2011. He received his DVM from the University at Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 and then remained at the University of Illinois for a clinical pathology residency and became board certified in clinical pathology in 2018. He currently holds an instructor position with the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and joined IDEXX as a virtual contractor in July of 2020. He lives in Champaign, IL with his wife and two dogs and enjoys running, yoga, and traveling.
Matthew M. Schexnayder, DVM, MS

Louisiana State University

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

Dr. Schexnayder completed three courses of study at Louisiana State University, starting with a BA in Geography in 2012, a DVM in 2016, and, finally, an MS in Biomedical Sciences in 2019. After graduating veterinary school, Dr. Schexnayder completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at a small animal veterinary hospital in Florida before returning to LSU to pursue a joint advanced studies and residency program in clinical pathology. Upon completion of his residency in 2020, Dr. Schexnayder became a professor of clinical pathology at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee and additionally joined IDEXX as a clinical pathologist. When not at work, Dr. Schexnayder enjoys spending time with family, cultivating roses, and attempting a side career as a novelist.
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.
Sunita Seshia, DVM, MVetSc, Diplomate, ACVP

University of Saskatchewan

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

Dr. Seshia received her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 2008. She was an associate veterinarian in California and subsequently completed a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  Following her internship, she worked as an emergency veterinarian for several years and then returned to the WCVM in 2014 for a Masters of Veterinary Science and residency in clinical pathology.  Dr. Seshia completed her pathology training in 2017 and attained board certification the same year. Prior to joining IDEXX in 2019, she was a clinical associate and an assistant professor in veterinary pathology and worked as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for a veterinary reference lab in Ohio.
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.
Laura Snyder, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University

Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: hematopathology / bone marrow, flow cytometry, oncology

Dr. Snyder received her DVM from Tufts University in 2002, followed by a rotating internship at VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After 2 years in private emergency practice, she completed a residency in clinical pathology at North Carolina State University and was certified as diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2008. Dr. Snyder spent 2 years in academia before joining a private diagnostic laboratory based in a large specialty hospital. She joined IDEXX in 2019, and currently lives with her husband and two Jack Russell terriers on a small farm in southeastern Wisconsin. 
Kyra L. Somers, DVM, PhD

Colorado State University

Manager of 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.
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.
Natalia Strandberg, DVM, MS

Purdue University

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

Dr. Strandberg is from Wisconsin and received both her BS in biochemistry and her DVM at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She then spent about 1.5 years in small animal and shelter practice before returning to clinical pathology. She completed a one-year diagnostic medicine internship at Kansas State University and completed her residency and master’s degree at Purdue University. She now lives in Black Earth, WI with her husband, miniature schnauzer, three cats, and Russian tortoise. Her special interests include exotic animals and infectious disease. In her free time, she enjoys being hit by pucks as an ice hockey goaltender, kayaking, and spending time at home with her husband and pets.
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.
Caroline Trudel, DMV, DES

University of Montreal

Clinical Pathologist

Area of interest: coagulation

Dr. Trudel received her DVM from the University of Montreal in 2014. She worked for three years in small animal private practice before returning to the University of Montreal in 2017 to complete a residency in clinical pathology, as well as a Master’s degree focusing on hypercoagulable diseases in dogs. She has a particular interest in coagulation. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, jogging, golfing with her partner and spending time with their two dogs and two cats. Her professional interests include cytology, hematology, and teaching.
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.
Kellie Whipple, DVM, DACVP

Oklahoma State University

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

Dr. Whipple  received her BS in Animal Science in 2012 and her DVM in 2015, both from Oklahoma State University.  She did a one-year rotating small animal internship at a private specialty hospital in Loveland, Colorado.  She completed  her residency in clinical pathology at the University of Florida in 2019, and attained board certification the same year.  She joined IDEXX in 2019.  Dr. Whipple enjoys spending time with her Westie, Winston.
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

Manager of Pathology Quality & Training
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.

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

Linda Berent, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Illinois

Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: cytology, surgical pathology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation, education

Dr. Berent received her DVM from the University of Illinois, where she also completed her PhD and 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. Her professional passions include cytology, surgical pathology, hematology, bone marrow evaluation and education. She joined IDEXX as a contractor in 2017 and transitioned from academia to full time in 2020. She lives in Columbia, Missouri with her partner, 2 daughters and 4 cats.
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.
Laura Chen, DVM, MS, DACVP, DACPV

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone pathology, poultry pathology

Dr. Chen grew up in central New Jersey and completed her bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in 2011. She received her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2015 and subsequently stayed to complete a combined poultry medicine and anatomic pathology residency. Dr. Chen attained American College of Poultry Veterinarians board certification in 2018 and American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2019. After completing her residency program in 2019, she served as branch chief of a diagnostic lab for a little over a year and a half prior to joining IDEXX in May 2021. In her free time, Dr. Chen enjoys rock climbing, baking, and finding new ways to entertain her cat, Maureen.
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.
Eric J. Fish, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Cornell University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: hematology, bone marrow disorders, iron metabolism and biomarkers, digital cytology

Dr. Fish grew up outside Buffalo, NY and earned his BS in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2008 and a DVM from the Western University of Health Sciences in 2012. After veterinary school, his specialty training included a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and a three-year residency in clinical pathology at Auburn University followed by board-certification in 2016. Dr. Fish was on the faculty at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine from 2016 to 2019 and was a founder/co-founder of two digital telecytology companies. During this time, he also completed a PhD studying microRNA biomarkers in dogs with mammary carcinoma. His specific interests include hematology, iron metabolism and biomarkers, bone marrow disorders, and digital pathology applications. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife, 2 cats and 2 dogs, and enjoys travel, reading, and playing guitar.
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.
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. She lives on a small farm with her 3 Labradors and 4 cats, and maintains a small herd of beef cattle.
Ashley Leisering DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Illinois

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

Dr. Leisering received her DVM from the University of Illinois in 2015, where she discovered her passion for clinical pathology. She then went on to Purdue University to complete her clinical pathology residency and master’s degree in 2018. She spent the following year as a locum clinical pathologist at several diagnostic labs across the country before joining IDEXX in late 2019. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her Boston Terrier mix, Suki.
Valeria Cafe Marcal, BVetMed MVSc DipACVP

School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Area(s) of interest: 
immunohistochemistry, bone and soft tissue pathology, exotic species, neuropathology and dermatology

Dr. Cafe Marcal qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) Brazil in 2002. After qualifying she moved to Switzerland where she learnt German and worked temporarily as an apprentice in a zoological park. She received her master’s degree in 2006 and completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Institute of Animal Pathology (Zoo and Wildlife Department) University of Berne in 2008 and attained board certification (ACVP) in 2013. Following a brief period as an instructor in anatomic pathology, she spent the next 11 years working in small animal diagnostic laboratories. She served in a variety of positions in diagnostic pathology in the United Kingdom. Dr. Cafe Marcal currently resides in South Cambridge, United Kingdom. She joined IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist in 2018.
Laura Snyder, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University

Clinical Pathology
Area(s) of interest: hematopathology / bone marrow, flow cytometry, oncology

Dr. Snyder received her DVM from Tufts University in 2002, followed by a rotating internship at VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After 2 years in private emergency practice, she completed a residency in clinical pathology at North Carolina State University and was certified as diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2008. Dr. Snyder spent 2 years in academia before joining a private diagnostic laboratory based in a large specialty hospital. She joined IDEXX in 2019, and currently lives with her husband and two Jack Russell terriers on a small farm in southeastern Wisconsin. 
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. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal and oral pathology. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Remmers enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her three children, husband, and two dogs, Tiffany and Raphael.
Leslie D. Wilson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Louisiana State University
Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: orthopedic pathology, exotic animal pathology, large animal pathology, general diagnostic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Wilson received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 1998 and completed a combined residency in pathology/PhD program in 2005.  After a brief Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was hired as a faculty Pathologist at the LSU-SVM, where she taught orthopedic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology, general pathology, and diseases of foreign animals in both the professional and graduate curricula until she joined IDEXX in 2018.  Prior to vet school, Dr. Wilson obtained her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she earned a Certificate of Specialization in Primatology working with various species of prosimian primates at the Duke University Lemur Center.  She is a (now retired) competitive equestrienne and marathoner, who spends her free time chasing around her 4 dogs, and teaching group exercise classes every morning before work.   
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.

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

Joe Malatos, DVM, DAVCP

North Carolina State University
Area(s) of interest: aquatic animal pathology, non-domestic/zoo pathology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Malatos is originally from Massachusetts and completed his veterinary degree in 2015 at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a residency in anatomic pathology with a special focus in zoo, aquatic, and wildlife pathology at Cornell University and the Bronx Zoo in 2018. Dr. Malatos was also board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2018. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in aquatic animal pathology at the NY Aquarium and worked as an independent contractor with the Aquatic Health Program at Cornell until joining IDEXX in 2020. Dr. Malatos currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he enjoys playing volleyball, exploring the city, and finding the best pizza spots.
Leslie D. Wilson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Louisiana State University
Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: orthopedic pathology, exotic animal pathology, large animal pathology, general diagnostic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Wilson received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 1998 and completed a combined residency in pathology/PhD program in 2005.  After a brief Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was hired as a faculty Pathologist at the LSU-SVM, where she taught orthopedic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology, general pathology, and diseases of foreign animals in both the professional and graduate curricula until she joined IDEXX in 2018.  Prior to vet school, Dr. Wilson obtained her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she earned a Certificate of Specialization in Primatology working with various species of prosimian primates at the Duke University Lemur Center.  She is a (now retired) competitive equestrienne and marathoner, who spends her free time chasing around her 4 dogs, and teaching group exercise classes every morning before work.   

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

Megan Caudill, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Georgia

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, transfusion medicine, cytologic-histologic correlates

Dr. Caudill received her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She subsequently completed a combined clinical pathology residency and Master’s degree in comparative biomedical sciences at the University of Georgia, graduating and achieving board certification in 2019. She is currently in the final months of an anatomic pathology residency at the University of Florida, and she plans to sit the anatomic pathology boards in August of 2021. Her professional interests include dermatopathology, transfusion medicine, and cytologic-histologic correlates. Dr. Caudill joined IDEXX in August of 2020 as a digital contractor. She currently lives in Florida with her husband and their Australian Shepherds, Darcy and Bennet.
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 and also a member of the IDEXX Derm Team. Dr. Desjardins’ favorite escapes include hiking, camping, snorkeling, skiing, game nights, and all things Disney.
Michelle L. Fleetwood, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest:  dermatopathology, 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.
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.
Seth Harris, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University (DVM) & Washington State University (PhD)

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

Dr. Harris grew up in Arizona and first became interested in anatomic pathology after taking a veterinary pathology class during his undergraduate years at the University of Arizona. After earning his DVM from Colorado State University in 2003 he did a residency and PhD at Washington State University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. His interests include diagnostics, food animal pathology, dermatopathology, and ocular pathology. In his free time Dr. Harris enjoys running half marathons, sailing his sunfish, hunting, and learning foreign languages and is currently working on fluency in Swedish.
Janice B. Harvey, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, endocrine pathology, neoplasia, dermatopathology, exotic species

Dr. Harvey was born and raised in South Florida and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies. She moved to Raleigh, NC 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. In addition to her broad range of professional interests in diagnostic pathology, she is also passionate about teaching, veterinary community outreach, and diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine. Her personal interests include rock climbing, improvisational comedy, sports (Go Gators!), breweries, and board games. Dr. Harvey joined IDEXX in 2019 and currently resides in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area with her dog and three cats.
Heather R. Herd, BVMS, DACVP

University of Glasgow

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, 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.
Tammy Johnson, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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

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 IDEXX surgical pathologist, performing routine diagnostic pathology and dermatopathology of mostly dogs and cats. Her special interest in dermatopathology has benefited from mutually shared learning and teaching experiences gained while training clinical dermatology residents. Dr. Johnson is a member of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology and is active member of IDEXX Derm Team. Her off-work passion is sustainable veggie and flower gardening, which she enjoys with her husband.
“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 is a graduate of Princeton University (AB) and the University of Pennsylvania (VMD), and completed residency training and a master’s degree in anatomic pathology at the University of California, Davis. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1996 and has spent her entire career in diagnostic pathology at IDEXX and, briefly, at the Animal Medical Center. She has a special interest in dermatopathology and is a member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology. Dr. Liu lives in New York City and in the Catskills. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors in nature, the arts, travelling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her pets, family, and friends.
Joe Malatos, DVM, DAVCP

North Carolina State University
Area(s) of interest: aquatic animal pathology, non-domestic/zoo pathology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Malatos is originally from Massachusetts and completed his veterinary degree in 2015 at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a residency in anatomic pathology with a special focus in zoo, aquatic, and wildlife pathology at Cornell University and the Bronx Zoo in 2018. Dr. Malatos was also board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2018. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in aquatic animal pathology at the NY Aquarium and worked as an independent contractor with the Aquatic Health Program at Cornell until joining IDEXX in 2020. Dr. Malatos currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he enjoys playing volleyball, exploring the city, and finding the best pizza spots.
Valeria Cafe Marcal, BVetMed MVSc DipACVP

School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Area(s) of interest: 
immunohistochemistry, bone and soft tissue pathology, exotic species, neuropathology and dermatology

Dr. Cafe Marcal qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) Brazil in 2002. After qualifying she moved to Switzerland where she learnt German and worked temporarily as an apprentice in a zoological park. She received her master’s degree in 2006 and completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Institute of Animal Pathology (Zoo and Wildlife Department) University of Berne in 2008 and attained board certification (ACVP) in 2013. Following a brief period as an instructor in anatomic pathology, she spent the next 11 years working in small animal diagnostic laboratories. She served in a variety of positions in diagnostic pathology in the United Kingdom. Dr. Cafe Marcal currently resides in South Cambridge, United Kingdom. She joined IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist in 2018.
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.
Juan Muñoz, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP

University of Mexico

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: pathology of exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, lung pathology

Dr. Muñoz received his DVM from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2009. He completed an externship in exotic/zoo animal pathology at a private diagnostic laboratory before joining Washington State University for his anatomic pathology residency/PhD combined program in 2009. In 2015, he finished his PhD in Veterinary Sciences and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Muñoz’ areas of interest include exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, and lung pathology. He joined IDEXX in August 2019. He enjoys spending time with his family (wife, children, and dogs), Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit, cooking, and brewing.
Elisa N. Salas, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

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

Dr. Salas grew up in Philadelphia. Her training included her DVM at Cornell with 4 years of mixed, small, and exotic animal practice to her residency at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 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. She joined Idexx in 2015 and also serves as a consultant on the Veterinary Information Network. She is a member of the Pathology Informatics Committee of the ACVP. Her hobbies include quilting, gaming, cycling, craft beers, gaming, and spending time with her 2 kids and friends.
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.

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

Seth Harris, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University (DVM) & Washington State University (PhD)

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

Dr. Harris grew up in Arizona and first became interested in anatomic pathology after taking a veterinary pathology class during his undergraduate years at the University of Arizona. After earning his DVM from Colorado State University in 2003 he did a residency and PhD at Washington State University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. His interests include diagnostics, food animal pathology, dermatopathology, and ocular pathology. In his free time Dr. Harris enjoys running half marathons, sailing his sunfish, hunting, and learning foreign languages and is currently working on fluency in Swedish.
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. She lives on a small farm with her 3 Labradors and 4 cats, and maintains a small herd of beef cattle.
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.
Joseph McCoy*, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, ocular pathology, small ruminant and camelid pathology, and medicine

Dr. McCoy received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 1988. He had previously completed a Masters in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut. Following his doctorate he completed a clinical internship followed by a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at an animal Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. He is dual certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologist receiving his diplomate status in anatomic pathology in 1992 followed by his diplomate status in clinical pathology 1995. He has a special interest in ocular pathology as well as small ruminant and camelid pathology. He and his spouse run a small, goat dairy in Western Massachusetts. He enjoys hiking with their three dogs, hanging out with the goats and playing pickleball.

Elisa N. Salas, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

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

Dr. Salas grew up in Philadelphia. Her training included her DVM at Cornell with 4 years of mixed, small, and exotic animal practice to her residency at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 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. She joined Idexx in 2015 and also serves as a consultant on the Veterinary Information Network. She is a member of the Pathology Informatics Committee of the ACVP. Her hobbies include quilting, gaming, cycling, craft beers, gaming, and spending time with her 2 kids and friends.
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.
Leslie N. Tomblin, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: small animal diagnostic pathology, food animal pathology, ocular pathophysiology

Dr. Tomblin earned her DVM from the University of Florida prior to entering private practice (dairy and small animal).  After 6.5 years of general practice, she returned to the University of Florida to complete an anatomic pathology residency, achieving the status diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2019.  Upon certification, Dr. Tomblin began working as an assistant clinical professor in pathobiology at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Starkville, Mississippi before joining IDEXX in 2021.  In this position, she devoted much of her time performing necropsies and reading biopsies, while also maintaining responsibilities for teaching veterinary students and anatomic pathology residents.  Dr. Tomblin’s primary interests include small animal diagnostic pathology and ocular pathophysiology.  She currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida, and in her free time, enjoys travelling, painting, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family and myriad of four-legged critters.
Laura Wennerdahl, DVM, DACVP

Ross University (DVM) & University of Missouri (residency)
Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, ocular pathology, infectious diseases

Dr. Wennerdahl received her DVM from Ross University. She spent a year in small animal practice before starting her anatomical pathology residency at the University of Missouri. Following residency, she worked at a veterinary diagnostic laboratory for 4 years before joining IDEXX Reference Laboratories in the fall of 2019. Her professional interests include diagnostic pathology, with special interest in ocular pathology and infectious diseases. In her free time, Dr. Wennerdahl enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, mushroom hunting with local mycology clubs, and traveling. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats and is happy to have transplanted from the Midwest to the Southeast.

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

Jay Hoffman, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Texas A&M University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: lung

Dr. Hoffman, a native Texan, received his veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1984. He practiced veterinary medicine for two years in south Texas before he completed his PhD and residency training in anatomic pathology at Texas A&M University. He then joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University and obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1993. He then worked at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory until he retired as section head of pathology in 2021. He joined IDEXX in May of 2021. In his free time, he enjoys running, spending time with his adult children, and going to sporting events and other outdoor activities with his wife, Donna.
Juan Muñoz, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP

University of Mexico

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: pathology of exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, lung pathology

Dr. Muñoz received his DVM from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2009. He completed an externship in exotic/zoo animal pathology at a private diagnostic laboratory before joining Washington State University for his anatomic pathology residency/PhD combined program in 2009. In 2015, he finished his PhD in Veterinary Sciences and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Muñoz’ areas of interest include exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, and lung pathology. He joined IDEXX in August 2019. He enjoys spending time with his family (wife, children, and dogs), Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit, cooking, and brewing.
Michael Richardson, DVM, MBA, DACVP

Colorado State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: liver, lung

Dr. Richardson earned his MBA and DVM from Colorado State University in 2016, and completed his residency training at Michigan State University in 2018. In 2019, he completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Richardson is interested in digital pathology and the use of image analysis tools to add objective measures to the pathologists tool kit, and has special interests in liver and lung pathology. In his free time, he enjoys running, skiing, cycling, and searching for the perfect doughnut.
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.
Leah R. Stein, DVM, MPH

Michigan State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, immunohistochemistry, respiratory pathology

Dr. Stein received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2017 and remained at the university for a residency in anatomic pathology. She joined IDEXX following the completion of her residency in August 2020. During veterinary school and residency, she was engaged in research in diagnostic pathology, which established her interests in oncologic pathology (specifically canine lymphomas), immunohistochemistry, and respiratory pathology. Dr. Stein also completed her Master’s in Public Health (2016) and Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (2014) at Michigan State University. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, cooking, gardening, playing with her dog and cat, and spending time outdoors with her husband.

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

Laura Coffee, MPH, DVM, DACVP

University of Georgia

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: small animal liver disease, zoological and aquatic animal pathology

“Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future” (Hippocrates). Dr. Coffee began her career in human medicine as an epidemiologist in NYC. Her transition to animal medicine was set in motion during the city’s response to the West Nile virus outbreak, when collaboration between epidemiologists, human doctors and veterinary pathologists was critical. She attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a residency in anatomic pathology at Cornell/The Bronx Zoo. She was awarded a fellowship in aquatic animal pathology and subsequently directed state level response to the 2013-2015 Mid-Atlantic dolphin die off as a forensic pathologist in New Jersey. Eventually, Dr. Coffee found her calling in surgical biopsy interpretation. Over the past 8+ years in this field, she has developed an expertise in small animal liver disease in addition to zoological and aquatic animal pathology. Dr. Coffee lives along the Potomac River, near DC. In her spare time, she enjoys endurance horseback riding whilst dreaming of one day finishing the annual 1000 km Mongolian Derby.
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.
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.
“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.
Juan Muñoz, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP

University of Mexico

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: pathology of exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, lung pathology

Dr. Muñoz received his DVM from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2009. He completed an externship in exotic/zoo animal pathology at a private diagnostic laboratory before joining Washington State University for his anatomic pathology residency/PhD combined program in 2009. In 2015, he finished his PhD in Veterinary Sciences and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Muñoz’ areas of interest include exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, and lung pathology. He joined IDEXX in August 2019. He enjoys spending time with his family (wife, children, and dogs), Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit, cooking, and brewing.
Michael Richardson, DVM, MBA, DACVP

Colorado State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: liver, lung

Dr. Richardson earned his MBA and DVM from Colorado State University in 2016, and completed his residency training at Michigan State University in 2018. In 2019, he completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Richardson is interested in digital pathology and the use of image analysis tools to add objective measures to the pathologists tool kit, and has special interests in liver and lung pathology. In his free time, he enjoys running, skiing, cycling, and searching for the perfect doughnut.
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.

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

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.
Alyssa Brooker, DVM

Purdue University

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: small animal cytology and oncology/neoplasia

Dr. Brooker is originally from Indiana and received her DVM from Purdue University in 2016. She then completed a rotating small animal internship and clinical pathology residency at the University of Georgia in 2020. She joined IDEXX after finishing her residency. She lives with her husband and they have 4 cats (Murphy, Josie, Ruby, and Pippy) and 1 dog (Jane). When not at the microscope, she loves reading, traveling, spending time with her family (especially the cats), and being outdoors.
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. During her free time, Jamie enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs.
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 and also a member of the IDEXX Derm Team. Dr. Desjardins’ favorite escapes include hiking, camping, 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
Danielle E. Lieske, DVM

University of California

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, domestic and non-domestic pathology

Dr. Lieske received her DVM from University of California, Davis in 2017.  Prior to this she spent 6 years working in veterinary medicine.  She then completed residency at University of Georgia.  She joined IDEXX following the completion of her residency in August 2020. During veterinary school and residency, she pursued her passion for diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, and small animal medicine.  Danielle trained in a diagnostic laboratory where she gained an appreciation for customer service and team-based medicine. In her free time she enjoys movies, cooking, outdoor adventures, and playing with her hamster, cat, and fishes.

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.
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. She lives on a small farm with her 3 Labradors and 4 cats, and maintains a small herd of beef cattle.
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.
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.
Juan Muñoz, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP

University of Mexico

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: pathology of exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, lung pathology

Dr. Muñoz received his DVM from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2009. He completed an externship in exotic/zoo animal pathology at a private diagnostic laboratory before joining Washington State University for his anatomic pathology residency/PhD combined program in 2009. In 2015, he finished his PhD in Veterinary Sciences and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Muñoz’ areas of interest include exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, and lung pathology. He joined IDEXX in August 2019. He enjoys spending time with his family (wife, children, and dogs), Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit, cooking, and brewing.
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.
Leah R. Stein, DVM, MPH

Michigan State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, immunohistochemistry, respiratory pathology

Dr. Stein received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2017 and remained at the university for a residency in anatomic pathology. She joined IDEXX following the completion of her residency in August 2020. During veterinary school and residency, she was engaged in research in diagnostic pathology, which established her interests in oncologic pathology (specifically canine lymphomas), immunohistochemistry, and respiratory pathology. Dr. Stein also completed her Master’s in Public Health (2016) and Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (2014) at Michigan State University. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, cooking, gardening, playing with her dog and cat, and spending time outdoors with her 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.

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

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.
Lani R. Bower, DVM, DACVP

Colorado State University

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

Dr. Bower earned her DVM from Colorado State University before completing her anatomic pathology residency at the University of Tennessee. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She began her work as a pathologist in an interim position at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory for one month before working at a private diagnostic lab in the Seattle area for 2.5 years before joining IDEXX in 2021. In both positions she performed necropsies and read biopsies, primarily from small domestic animals and a lesser amount from large, zoo, wildlife, and exotic patients. Dr. Bower is primarily interested in wildlife/exotic/avian pathology, dermatopathology, and infectious diseases. She currently resides north of Seattle. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, her Yorkshire terrier and turtle, and spending time outdoors, particularly downhill skiing, gardening/farm work, camping, hiking and any water activity.
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.
Laura Coffee, MPH, DVM, DACVP

University of Georgia

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: small animal liver disease, zoological and aquatic animal pathology

“Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future” (Hippocrates). Dr. Coffee began her career in human medicine as an epidemiologist in NYC. Her transition to animal medicine was set in motion during the city’s response to the West Nile virus outbreak, when collaboration between epidemiologists, human doctors and veterinary pathologists was critical. She attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a residency in anatomic pathology at Cornell/The Bronx Zoo. She was awarded a fellowship in aquatic animal pathology and subsequently directed state level response to the 2013-2015 Mid-Atlantic dolphin die off as a forensic pathologist in New Jersey. Eventually, Dr. Coffee found her calling in surgical biopsy interpretation. Over the past 8+ years in this field, she has developed an expertise in small animal liver disease in addition to zoological and aquatic animal pathology. Dr. Coffee lives along the Potomac River, near DC. In her spare time, she enjoys endurance horseback riding whilst dreaming of one day finishing the annual 1000 km Mongolian Derby.
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!
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.
B. Wade Edwards, DVM, Diplomate of ACVP

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

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

Dr. Edwards completed his veterinary degree in 2014 at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a residency in anatomic pathology with a special focus in zoo, aquatic, and wildlife pathology at the University of Illinois Zoological Pathology Program in 2017. Dr. Edwards was also board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017. He remained working as a diagnostic pathologist for the Zoological Pathology Program until joining IDEXX in 2018. Dr. Edwards currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where he enjoys staying active and exploring the city with his husband and dog. 
Janice B. Harvey, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, endocrine pathology, neoplasia, dermatopathology, exotic species

Dr. Harvey was born and raised in South Florida and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies. She moved to Raleigh, NC 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. In addition to her broad range of professional interests in diagnostic pathology, she is also passionate about teaching, veterinary community outreach, and diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine. Her personal interests include rock climbing, improvisational comedy, sports (Go Gators!), breweries, and board games. Dr. Harvey joined IDEXX in 2019 and currently resides in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area with her dog and three cats.
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.
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.
Joe Malatos, DVM, DAVCP

North Carolina State University
Area(s) of interest: aquatic animal pathology, non-domestic/zoo pathology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Malatos is originally from Massachusetts and completed his veterinary degree in 2015 at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a residency in anatomic pathology with a special focus in zoo, aquatic, and wildlife pathology at Cornell University and the Bronx Zoo in 2018. Dr. Malatos was also board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2018. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in aquatic animal pathology at the NY Aquarium and worked as an independent contractor with the Aquatic Health Program at Cornell until joining IDEXX in 2020. Dr. Malatos currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he enjoys playing volleyball, exploring the city, and finding the best pizza spots.
Valeria Cafe Marcal, BVetMed MVSc DipACVP

School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Area(s) of interest: 
immunohistochemistry, bone and soft tissue pathology, exotic species, neuropathology and dermatology

Dr. Cafe Marcal qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) Brazil in 2002. After qualifying she moved to Switzerland where she learnt German and worked temporarily as an apprentice in a zoological park. She received her master’s degree in 2006 and completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Institute of Animal Pathology (Zoo and Wildlife Department) University of Berne in 2008 and attained board certification (ACVP) in 2013. Following a brief period as an instructor in anatomic pathology, she spent the next 11 years working in small animal diagnostic laboratories. She served in a variety of positions in diagnostic pathology in the United Kingdom. Dr. Cafe Marcal currently resides in South Cambridge, United Kingdom. She joined IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist in 2018.
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.
Juan Muñoz, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP

University of Mexico

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: pathology of exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, lung pathology

Dr. Muñoz received his DVM from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2009. He completed an externship in exotic/zoo animal pathology at a private diagnostic laboratory before joining Washington State University for his anatomic pathology residency/PhD combined program in 2009. In 2015, he finished his PhD in Veterinary Sciences and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Muñoz’ areas of interest include exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, dermatopathology, infectious diseases, liver pathology, and lung pathology. He joined IDEXX in August 2019. He enjoys spending time with his family (wife, children, and dogs), Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit, cooking, and brewing.
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.
Cara Pillitteri, DVM, DACVP

Ohio State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: Diagnostic pathology, non-domestic/zoo animal pathology

Dr. Pillitteri graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After a brief period in general practice, she completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Tennessee, and obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. Dr. Pillitteri worked with a state diagnostic laboratory and ran an exotic and zoo animal histopathology service until joining IDEXX in 2020. She lives in southeast Florida with her two children and her cat. She enjoys hiking and beach walking, martial arts training, and travel.
Kara Priest, DVM, MS, DACVP

St. George’s University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology with a special interest in avian and aquatic species

Dr. Priest received her DVM from St. George’s University completing her clinical year at Oklahoma State University in 2012. After 2 years as a small animal general practitioner in the Reno/Tahoe area, she ventured back to her homeland of Connecticut to complete a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology and obtained a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Connecticut/Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Shortly after completing her residency, she accepted a position at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University as a Lecturer in the Pathology Section eventually meriting the title of Assistant Professor/Residency Coordinator of Anatomic Pathology. She joined IDEXX in June 2020. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an avid observer of nature.
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.
Natalia Strandberg, DVM, MS

Purdue University

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

Dr. Strandberg is from Wisconsin and received both her BS in biochemistry and her DVM at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She then spent about 1.5 years in small animal and shelter practice before returning to clinical pathology. She completed a one-year diagnostic medicine internship at Kansas State University and completed her residency and master’s degree at Purdue University. She now lives in Black Earth, WI with her husband, miniature schnauzer, three cats, and Russian tortoise. Her special interests include exotic animals and infectious disease. In her free time, she enjoys being hit by pucks as an ice hockey goaltender, kayaking, and spending time at home with her husband and pets.
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.
Kellie Whipple, DVM, DACVP

Oklahoma State University

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

Dr. Whipple  received her BS in Animal Science in 2012 and her DVM in 2015, both from Oklahoma State University.  She did a one-year rotating small animal internship at a private specialty hospital in Loveland, Colorado.  She completed  her residency in clinical pathology at the University of Florida in 2019, and attained board certification the same year.  She joined IDEXX in 2019.  Dr. Whipple enjoys spending time with her Westie, Winston.
Leslie D. Wilson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Louisiana State University
Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: orthopedic pathology, exotic animal pathology, large animal pathology, general diagnostic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr Wilson received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 1998 and completed a combined residency in pathology/PhD program in 2005.  After a brief Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was hired as a faculty Pathologist at the LSU-SVM, where she taught orthopedic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology, general pathology, and diseases of foreign animals in both the professional and graduate curricula until she joined IDEXX in 2018.  Prior to vet school, Dr. Wilson obtained her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she earned a Certificate of Specialization in Primatology working with various species of prosimian primates at the Duke University Lemur Center.  She is a (now retired) competitive equestrienne and marathoner, who spends her free time chasing around her 4 dogs, and teaching group exercise classes every morning before work.   

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

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.
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. She lives on a small farm with her 3 Labradors and 4 cats, and maintains a small herd of beef cattle.
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.
Leslie D. Wilson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Louisiana State University
Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: orthopedic pathology, exotic animal pathology, large animal pathology, general diagnostic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Wilson received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 1998 and completed a combined residency in pathology/PhD program in 2005.  After a brief Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was hired as a faculty Pathologist at the LSU-SVM, where she taught orthopedic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology, general pathology, and diseases of foreign animals in both the professional and graduate curricula until she joined IDEXX in 2018.  Prior to vet school, Dr. Wilson obtained her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she earned a Certificate of Specialization in Primatology working with various species of prosimian primates at the Duke University Lemur Center.  She is a (now retired) competitive equestrienne and marathoner, who spends her free time chasing around her 4 dogs, and teaching group exercise classes every morning before work.   

*Pathologist is double-boarded.
Pathologist is a contractor.
Pathologist is not available to read cases.

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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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Cytology priority requests submitted Friday are reported on Monday.

Biopsy priority requests submitted Friday are reported on Tuesday.

*Indicates that this pathologist is double-boarded.

Note: There may be times when weather or operational considerations cause delays in providing test results. When this happens, we will inform you as quickly as possible with the most complete information available.