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):
Dr. Ashleigh Newman
Clinical Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
July 2018
Application Deadline:
October 6, 2017
Type of Program:
Length of Training:
3 years
No. of Trainees:
Current Trainee(s):
Daniela Hernandez, 3rd year
Daniel Otero, 2nd year
Program Goals:
1) Develop proficiency in laboratory methods, skills, and interpretation of results, emphasizing an understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease.
2) Acquire experience in research principles and techniques.
3) Provide instruction and gain experience in teaching veterinary clinical pathology.
4) Perform a prospective hypothesis-driven clinical pathologic research project to be published in a relevant journal and presented at the annual ACVP meeting.
5) Successfully complete the ACVP certifying examination in veterinary clinical pathology.
Program Strengths:
Experienced faculty at a world-renowned veterinary institution, extensive research resources, large and varied diagnostic case load, clinical laboratory well-equipped and staffed with experienced medical technologists, participation in innovative teaching modalities, interactive and collaborative atmosphere with clinical services faculty and residents.
Training Activities:
Extensive training by direct experience in clinical laboratory disciplines including hematology, clinical chemistry, cytology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytochemistry, general immunology, and urinalysis. Participate in and present seminars on case interpretations, cytology/histopathology correlations, and selected topics from current literature.
Additional Training Areas:
Rotations through surgical pathology, endocrinology, oncology, medicine, toxicology, and comparative coagulation.
None required.
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
  • Erica Behling-Kelly, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP
  • Lisa Kelly, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP
  • Ashleigh Newman, VMD, Dipl ACVP
  • Tracy Stokol, BVSc, PhD, Dipl ACVP
Faculty Research Interests:
General research topics include cancer cell biology (particularly mechanisms of cancer metastasis), hemostasis, metabolic diseases, and circulating biomarkers of cancer.
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
  • Ashleigh Newman, VMD, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Cornell University
  • Erika Gruber, DVM, Dipl ACVP (clinical pathology), PhD Candidate at Cornell University
  • Nora Springer, DVM, Dipl ACVP (clinical pathology), PhD candidate at Cornell University and Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

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June 27, 2017