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):
Amy L MacNeill
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1619
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
July 1, 2015
Application Deadline:
October 1, rolling until a suitable candidate is accepted
Type of Program:
Residency +/- PhD or Master's.  Combined program with basic sciences heavily emphasized.  The ACVP Board Certification Exam may be taken after 3 years if research progress is sufficient.
Length of Training:
6-7 years with PhD; 3-4 years with Masters
No. of Trainees:
3 (one opening per year). Three years of state funding is guaranteed. Graduate training grants are available
Current Trainee(s):
  • Emily Rout
  • Lauren Radakovich
  • Caitlyn Martinez (July 2015)
Program Goals:
Our goal is to train clinical pathologists with exceptional diagnostic as well as critical thinking skills as they apply to basic science, translational science, and clinical case work up.  To that end, we emphasize clinical pathology service training in a laboratory with a very high caseload, coupled with basic science (PhD preferred) in one of our nationally recognized research laboratories.  Trainees publish a clinical research article as well as basic science papers.  Teaching experience, in labs and lecture format, are an integral part of the program.
Program Strengths:
High caseload from within the CSU teaching hospital as well as from outside practitioners, excellent collaboration with clinical sciences and with anatomic pathology, cross-training in anatomic pathology, connection with large clinical oncology program, basic science training in infectious disease, molecular diagnostics, immunology, epidemiology, cell biology, wildlife biology, and oncology.
Training Activities:
Rotating service in clinical pathology lab (cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry) with one faculty member directly supervising at all times; rotations through necropsy and surgical biopsies, formal coursework available in pathophysiology, medicine, clinical pathology, cell biology, immunology, infectious disease and molecular biology; applied microscopy and research seminars; weekly rounds with clinical residents; teaching professional students in lectures and small groups; journal clubs; research projects culminating in a clinical research paper; basic science training commencing toward the end of the first year.
Additional Training Areas:
Research techniques, manuscript preparation.
Pathophysiology, medicine, clinical pathology, cell biology, immunology, infectious disease, biostatistics, translational medicine, and molecular biology.
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
  • Paul Avery, VMD, PhD, DACVP, Associate Professor
  • Andrea Bohn, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Assistant Professor, part time
  • Amy MacNeill, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Associate Professor
  • A Russell Moore, DVM, MS, DACVP, Clinical Instructor
  • Christine S Olver, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Associate Professor
  • Kelly Santangelo, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Assistant Professor
  • Linda Vap, MT, DVM, DACVP, Laboratory Supervisor, Adjunct Faculty
  • M. Glade Weiser, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVP, Adjunct Professor, part-time
Faculty Research Interests:
Overall department interests:  Infectious disease (bacterial, protozoal, viral, prion, mycobacteria, arthropod borne diseases, livestock diseases and livestock immunology), molecular diagnostics, equine hematology, erythropoiesis, proteomics, coagulation.
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
  • Marjorie Williams, DVM, MS, DACVP
  • Amy Miller, DVM, MS, DACVP
  • Michael Wiseman, DVM, MS, DACVP
  • Laura Brandt, DVM, MS
  • Matthew Feirer, DVM, MS, DACVP
  • Davis Seelig, DVM, PhD, DACVP
  • Julia Ryseff, DVM, MS, DACVP
  • Seung Yoo, DVM, MS, DACVP
This Page Was Last Updated
March 14, 2015