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):
Dorothee Bienzle, Darren Wood
Department of Pathobiology
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
519-824-4120 ext 54351 (DB), ext 54654 (DW)
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
May (prior inquiries are encouraged)
Application Deadline:
December 1
Type of Program:
Length of Training:
3  years (applied training+ DVSc), 4-5 years (applied training+ PhD), 1 year (diploma)
No. of Trainees:
Current Trainee(s):
Program Goals:
1) Proficiency in all aspects of clinical pathology suitable for preparation to write the ACVP examination
2) Competency in research and use of modern research techniques
3) Broad core training that prepares trainees for diverse career opportunities
Program Strengths:
Design and execution of research project; analysis and interpretation of laboratory results; internal funding for companion animal research projects; grant writing; modern comprehensive clinical pathology laboratory; up-to-date automated equipment; digital photomicroscopy; many ancillary technologies available such as flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics, microdissection, real-time PCR, immunochemistry; excellent caseload; surgical pathology training; multiple weekly specialty rounds; specific board training sessions; annual mock board exam; interaction with Animal Health Laboratory Diagnostic Clinical Pathologists
Training Activities:
Formal coursework, rounds, journal club, independent study, clinical diagnostic duty, research, preparation of manuscripts, conference attendance.
Additional Training Areas:
Surgical biopsy, research methods, statistics.
Hematology, clinical chemistry, cytology, applied clinical pathology, statistics, epidemiology, surgical pathology, immunobiology, mechanisms of disease.
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
  • Dorothee Bienzle, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Professor
  • Robert M Jacobs, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Professor
  • Darren Wood, DVM, DVSc, Dipl ACVP, Associate Professor
  • Kristiina Ruotsalo, DVM, DVSc, Dipl ACVP, Special Faculty
Faculty Research Interests:
Retroviral Infections of Cats, Hemostasis, Coagulopathies, Equine Asthma, Immune-Mediated Diseases, Innovative Diagnostic and Teaching Methods, Quality Assurance and Control in Laboratory Medicine.
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
  • Michal Neta, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Pathologist, Idexx
  • Emmeline Tan, DVM, DVSc, Dipl ACVP, Pathologist, IDEXX
  • Solomon Odemuyiwa, DVM, MSc, PhD, DVSc, Dipl ACVM, Assistant Professor, Tuskegee University
  • Janet Beeler-Marfisi, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVP, Gribbles Veterinary Pathology, New Zealand
  • Valerie Wong, DVM, MSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVP, Assistant Professor Midwestern University
  • Susan K. Bland, DVM, DVSc, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Guelph
This Page Was Last Updated
March 14, 2015