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):
Katie Boes
Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology (0442)
VMCVM, Room 121, Virginia Tech
205 Duckpond Drive
Blacksburg, VA  24061
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
July 2017
Application Deadline:
November 1, 2016
Type of Program:
Combined clinical pathology residency and PhD
Length of Training:
5 Years
No. of Trainees:
2 currently
Current Trainee(s):
Marigold Ernst (4th year)
Stacy Clothier (2nd year)
Program Goals:
To produce successful diagnostic clinical pathologists that are qualified for ACVP board certification; to provide advanced degree training and original research experience
Program Strengths:
Diagnostic hematology and cytology; graduate level courses; accessible mentors
Training Activities:
Clinical pathology service duty; surgical biopsy service duty; graduate level courses; small group and didactic teaching of veterinary students; presentations at institutional seminars and regional and annual meetings; clinical pathology, histopathology and necropsy rounds; original research opportunities; mock board examinations
Additional Training Areas:
Flow cytometry; immunochemistry; electron microscopy; BSL-3 laboratories
Courses in general pathology, clinical pathology and histopathology for board preparation, as well as graduate courses specific to the resident's research area.
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
Katie Boes, DVM, MS, DACVP in clinical pathology, Clinical Assistant Professor
Kurt Zimmerman, DVM, PhD, DACVP in clinical and anatomic pathology, Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interests:
Cytologic preparation methodology; diagnostic pathology; flow cytometry; hematopoietic neoplasia; immunohematology/transfusion medicine; knowledge discovery and machine learning algorithms; medical decision making; medical expert systems; medical knowledge representation.
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
Sarah Barrett, DVM, PhD, DACVP in clinical pathology, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
This Page Was Last Updated
July 27, 2016