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):
Sarah Beatty, DVM, DACVP (Clinical)
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Physiological Sciences Department-Clinical Pathology
2015 SW 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32608
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
July 15 annually
Application Deadline:
November 1 annually
Type of Program:
Length of Training:
3 years
No. of Trainees:
Current Trainee(s):
Senior Resident – Laura Black, DVM
First Year Resident– Tracie Guy, DVM
First Year Resident– Francisco Conrado, DVM
Program Goals:
1) ACVP board certification
2) Residency certificate
3) Optional graduate studies if desired by candidate
Program Strengths:
Direct daily supervision of resident while on duty, clinical rounds, high exposure to avian and zoological animal species samples, annual mock board exam, surgical pathology rotations, computer-catalogued teaching sets (ASVCP cases from 1988-present, >2400 glass slide specimens, >1600 slide transparencies, cytology/histopathology correlated cases) International Pathology Slide Bank laser disc and CD, digital image collection capabilities.
Training Activities:
75% diagnostic clinical duty and 25% independent study and research, clinical rounds, seminars, journal club, research projects, formal and informal coursework, hands-on exposure to laboratory equipment, training in quality control procedures, large and small group teaching in clinical pathology course, hematology course, and cytology course.
Additional Training Areas:
Surgical pathology and optional externships for commercial lab and/or industry exposure.
Immunology, statistics, mechanisms of disease, molecular biology, protein chemistry, and clinical pathology.
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
Sarah S.K. Beatty, DVM, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), Clinical Assistant Professor
J. Roger Easley, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVP (Anatomic & Clinical), Adjunct Professor
Mary Leissinger, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), Clinical Assistant Professor
Jennifer L. Owen, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), Assistant Professor
John W. Harvey, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), Emeritus Professor
Faculty Research Interests:
Erythrocyte metabolism, hereditary erythrocyte disorders, molecular biology of Rickettsial organisms and the development of diagnostic assays for tick-transmitted diseases, comparative hematology and cytology, clinical pathologic evaluation of marine mammals and exotics, clinical biochemistry of domestic animals, and in situ diagnostics.
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
Janice Cruz Cardona, DVM, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), IDEXX Laboratories, Houston, TX
Mark Dunbar, DVM, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), Georgia Veterinary Pathology, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer Owen, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Heather Kridel, DVM, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn, MA
Sarah Beatty, DVM, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Amy Weeden, DVM, Dipl ACVP (Clinical), Gribbles Veterinary Pathology, Auckland, NZ
This Page Was Last Updated
November 9, 2015