For Students and Residents

American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704

Telephone: +1-608-443-2479
Fax: +1-608-443-2474

Contact Person(s):
Beth Spangler, Pete Christopherson
Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
166 Greene Hall
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849-5519
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
July 2019
Application Deadline:
October 15, 2018
Application Process (please send the following to Dr. Spangler):
CV, Letter of Intent, Veterinary School transcript, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation
Type of Program:
Residency + MS or PhD
Length of Training:
3 yrs (residency + MS) or 5-6 yrs (residency + PhD)
No. of Trainees:
Current Trainee(s):
  • Chris Lanier
  • Jordan Towns
Program Goals:
1) Training in the interpretation of hematologic, biochemical, cytologic
and histopathologic samples. 2) Eligibility for ACVP board certification
in Clinical Pathology. 3) Teaching experience in different professional
student classes, including both small group discussions and large
group lectures. 4) Presentation experience at professional meetings at the local, regional, and national levels. 5) Participation in clinical or
basic research and scientific publication.
Program Strengths:
High case load, varied and high quality cases, very flexible schedule,
digital photomicroscopy, computerized medical record system, active
and inclusive oncology group, close interaction between clinical
pathologists, professional students and clinical interns, residents, and
Training Activities:
Clinical diagnostic duty, formal coursework, research projects, seminars, rounds, independent study, teaching professional students.
Additional Training Areas:
Surgical biopsy, research techniques, platelet function analysis, flow cytometry
Hematology, clinical chemistry, immunology, anatomic pathology, statistics, mechanisms of disease, molecular biology.
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
Beth Spangler, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVIM and Dipl ACVP, Associate Professor
Pete Christopherson, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Professor
Emily Graff, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Professor
Eric Fish, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Interests:
Whole blood assays for evaluation of platelet function and blood coagulation, diagnostic applications of flow cytometry (Spangler), platelet function disorders and inherited platelet diseases (Christopherson), relationship between adipose tissue and immune response (Graff)
Trainees in Last 5 Years:
  • Cheryl Auch Lawson, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, IDEXX Laboratories
  • Eric Fish, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, Assistant Professor and PhD candidate, Auburn University
  • Sayuri Hayakawa, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP, Antech Diagnostics
This Page Was Last Updated
February 20, 2018