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):
Mary Christopher
4206 VM3A
University of California-Davi
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616-8739
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
Aug 1, 2017
Application Deadline:
October 15, 2016
Type of Program:
Length of Training:
3 years
No. of Trainees:
Current Trainee(s):
Diana Schwartz
Noa Safra
Program Goals:
1) Training in the skills and principles of laboratory diagnosis
2) Teaching experience in the veterinary curriculum
3) Clinical research and scientific publication
4) Eligibility for ACVP board certification in clinical pathology
Program Strengths:
Collegial, interactive clinical pathology group, high caseload, fully integrated and computerized medical record system, digital photomicroscopy, intramural funding sources for clinical research, perfect geographic location.
Training Activities:
Clinical diagnostic duty, optional internal rotations (eg, mouse lab, primate center, PCR lab, immunology, microbiology), optional external rotations (eg, IDEXX, zoo and wildlife labs, industry), required research project, lab meetings (QA, SOPs, mgmt), cytology/hematology rounds, journal club, seminars, veterinary student teaching, continuing education
Additional Training Areas:
Immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, surgical pathology, blood banking, regenerative medicine
None required, optional in 3rd year if entering PhD program; statistics, integrative pathobiology, immunology, diagnostic test evaluation
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
  • Dori Borjesson, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Professor
  • Mary Christopher, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP/ECVCP, Professor
  • Sean Owens, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Professor (Clinical)
  • William Vernau, BVMS, DVSc, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Associate Professor (Clinical)
  • Amir Kol, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Professor
  • Shir Gilor, DVM, MSc, Dipl ACVP, Staff Pathologist
Faculty Research Interests:
Stem cells and immunomodulation, leukemias and lymphomas, immunophenotyping, cerebrospinal fluid, transfusion medicine, erythrocytes and anemia, pathology reporting and scientific writing, wildlife clinical pathology, infectious diseases
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
  • Adeyemi Adedeji, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Genentech, So San Francisco
  • Andrew Burton, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Antech Diagnostics, Lake Success, NY
  • Connie Wu, DVM, Antech Diagnostics, Irvine, CA
  • Amir Kol, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Professor, University of California-Davis
This Page Was Last Updated
July 27, 2016