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):
Nora Springer
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
1800 Denison Ave
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
August 2019
Application Deadline:
October 1, 2018
Type of Program:
Length of Training:
3 years
No. of Trainees:
Current Trainee(s):
  • Mark Morton, DVM
  • Brandy Kastl, DVM
  • Yvonne Wikander, DVM
Program Goals:
1) To educate residents so they obtain a solid understanding of laboratory methods and the pathologic basis of disease to prepare them for careers as veterinary clinical pathologists.
2) To prepare residents to successfully complete the clinical pathology certifying examination administered by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Program Strengths:
Faculty: ACVP-certified veterinary clinical pathologists with extensive teaching experience and commitment to excellence in education; and ACVP-certified veterinary anatomic pathologists who have built a strong anatomic pathology residency program. Case Material: provides broad clinical experience (includes exotics, small and large animals); active clinical oncology program with board-certified oncologists. Research: excellent opportunities to pursue comparative medical or clinical research with faculty; areas of emphasis include infectious diseases, clinical immunology, toxicology, and epidemiology.
Training Activities:
Participate in and support clinical pathology service activities, principally cytology, hematology, urinalysis, and clinical chemistry consultation. Interact with faculty, technologists, and students in other areas, such as microbiology, immunology, and anatomic pathology. Attend and participate in seminars, clinical rounds, slide reviews, and journal clubs, especially weekly Clinical Pathology Rounds (CPRs), in which case material, current literature, and textbooks are reviewed. Third year residents have a major role in organizing CPRs. After one year, residents are scheduled for 2-3 surgical biopsies per week throughout the residency. Present cases, results of clinical investigations, or other activities at national meetings (ASVCP, ACVP, AAVLD). Submit manuscripts suitable for publication in a refereed journal.
Additional Training Areas:
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
  • Lisa Pohlman, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVP, Associate Professor
  • Nora Springer, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Professor
  • Adi Wasserkrug-Naor, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Professor
  • Diana Schwartz, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Clinical Instructor
Faculty Research Interests:
comparative oncology, comparative immunopathology, validation of clinical assays, acute phase reactants
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
  • Don Peterson, VMD, Dipl ACVP Antech Diagnostics
  • Kate Pennick, MS, DVM, Dipl ACVP Idexx
  • Mandy Meindel, DVM, Dipl ACVP Covance
  • Adi Wasserkrug-Naor, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Professor Kansas State University
  • Rachael Holicky, DVM, Phoenix Central Laboratories for Veterinarians
This Page Was Last Updated
January 9, 2018