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):
Michael M. Fry
Department of Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4542
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
Summer 2019 starting date
Application Deadline:
To be determined (we plan to advertise it on the ASVCP Career Opportunities site,
Type of Program:
Length of Training:
3 years
No. of Trainees:
1 (2nd year trainee) or 2 (1st and 3rd year trainees)
Current Trainee(s):
  • Lisa Viesselmann, DVM (through June 2018)
  • Agata Grzelak, DVM (through July 2020)
Program Goals:
  1. Eligibility and successful preparation for the ACVP board certification examination
  2. Expertise in skills and principles of laboratory medicine
  3. Teaching experience in the veterinary curriculum
  4. Exposure to biomedical research
  5. Preparation for a successful career in clinical pathology
Program Strengths:
Direct daily one-on-one interaction with faculty, diverse caseload (submissions from the teaching hospital and from outside practices), collegial environment
Training Activities:

Clinical diagnostic duty, independent study, journal club, cytology rounds, chemistry case rounds, rotations on surgical pathology and endocrinology services, seminars, large and small group teaching of veterinary students

Additional Training Areas:

Flexible program, designed to allow trainees to pursue areas of special interest; participation in VIN Quality Management course is encouraged; opportunities for graduate study (MS +/or PhD) if desired. More detailed information about the program is available upon request.

None required
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
  • Bente Flatland, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVIM & ACVP, Assoc. Professor
  • Michael M. Fry, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVP, Professor
  • Deanna Schaefer, DVM, MS, MT (ASCP), Dipl ACVP, Asst. Professor
Faculty Research Interests:
Hematology, laboratory quality management, evidence-based diagnostic cytology
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
  • Allison Dusick, DVM, DACVP, Clinical Instructor, Clinical Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jennifer Scruggs, PhD, DVM, MS, DACVP, Major, US Army Veterinary Corps (Chief, Education Ops - Veterinary Pathology Service)
  • Luca Giori, DVM, PhD, Asst. Professor, Endocrinology, University of Tennessee
  • Carolyn Grimes, DVM, DAVCP, Assoc. Professor, Clinical Pathology, University of Montréal as of November 1, 2017: Regional Clinical Laboratory Director and Clinical Pathologist, STAT Veterinary Lab/Ethos Diagnostic Science.
This Page Was Last Updated
August 29, 2017