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):
Craig Thompson
Veterinary Pathology Building
725 Harrison Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2027
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
July 2018
Application Deadline:
November 1, 2017
Type of Program:
Combined residency and non-thesis MS or PhD
Length of Training:
3 years (more if PhD)
No. of Trainees:
3 currently
Current Trainee(s):
  • Ashley Leisering, 3rd year
  • Mara Varvil , 2nd year
  • Natalia Strandberg, 1st year
Program Goals:
To prepare individuals for:
1) A successful career in clinical pathology
2) A successful career in research
3) Success on the ACVP board certification examination
Program Strengths:
Diagnostic hematology and cytology, National Cytology Resource Center, with catalogued glass slides and chemistry data, mock board exam, formal coursework, histopathology training, diagnostic duty supervision
Training Activities:
Formal coursework, seminars, rounds and journal club, independent study, teaching, clinical diagnostic duty, research lab rotations, after hours duty, research opportunities, outside rotations considered
Additional Training Areas:

Surgical biopsy, electron microscopy, research techniques, flow cytometry

Clinical Pathology Faculty:
  • John A. Christian, DVM, PhD, Laboratory Director, Associate Professor
  • Joanne B. Messick, VMD, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Professor
  • Craig A. Thompson, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Alan H. Rebar, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Professor
  • Dennis B. DeNicola, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Adjunct Professor
  • Rose E. Raskin, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Emerita
Faculty Research Interests:
Hematology, cytology, immunochemistry, hematopoietic neoplasia, hemotropic mycoplasmosis
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
  • Andrea Santos, DVM, PhD, Assistant professor at Purdue University
  • Brian Meyer, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, Associate pathologist Covance
  • Kristin Nunez, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, Clinical pathologist in Philadelphia, PA
  • Pierre Deshuillers, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, pursuing PhD at Purdue University Dept. of Comparative Pathobiology
  • Bill Siska, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP, Clinical pathologist at Charles River Laboratories
This Page Was Last Updated
July 26, 2017