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):
Britton Grasperge
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
August 1, 2018
Application Deadline:
Type of Program:
Residency, with concurrent graduate degree encouraged
Length of Training:
3-5 years depending on graduate degree sought
No. of Trainees:
Current Trainee(s):
  • Shannon Dehghanpir, DVM
  • Kelsey Legendre, DVM
Program Goals:
  1. Guide development of diagnostic skills.
  2. Foster development of research/scientific skills through graduate degree work and attendance/presentation at national meetings.
  3. Provide experience in instruction of veterinary students, interns, and residents.
  4. Prepare for ACVP board certification.
  5. Produce clinical pathologists prepared for successful careers in academia, research, or diagnostics.
Program Strengths:
Solid caseload including great exposure to avian and exotic samples; extensive rounds schedule; good working relationships with both teaching hospital clinicians and anatomic pathologists; easy access to flow cytometry, PCR, and electron microscopy; current research at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine includes work in aquaculture, vector-borne diseases, Mycobacterium spp, cardiovascular physiology, prostate cancer, simian retroviruses, and more.
Training Activities:
Formal coursework, attendance/participation in rounds (including clinical and anatomic pathology subjects), participation in clinical diagnostic duty (teaching hospital and diagnostic laboratory cases), experience in teaching veterinary medical students, attendance and presentations at national meetings.
Additional Training Areas:
Anatomic pathology (surgical biopsy, necropsy), molecular biology, infectious diseases, aquaculture.
Advanced clinical pathology, cell pathology, systemic pathology, statistics, biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology.
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
Stephen Gaunt, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP
Britton Grasperge, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP
Faculty Research Interests:
Platelet-rickettsial interactions
Tick-borne bacterial pathogens
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
  • Khush Banajee, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Pathologist, Antech Diagnostics, New Jersey
  • Mary Leissinger, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Florida
  • Vivana Le Donne, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Director of Clinical Pathology, GlaxoSmithKline, London, United Kingdom
This Page Was Last Updated
March 6, 2017