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):
Karen Young
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Web Site:
Next Open Position:
August 2020
Application Deadline:
October 1, 2019
Type of Program:
Length of Training:
3 years (residency)
No. of Trainees:
2 residents
Current Trainee(s):

Cynthia Lucidi, DVM, PhD
Diya Sharma, DVM, MPVM
Omer Lerman, DVM, MSc (starts August 20, 2018)

Program Goals:
1) Competency in discipline of laboratory medicine
2) Generation of new knowledge in applying laboratory medicine to solution of clinical and research problems
3) Teaching and communication to diverse audiences
4) ACVP board certification
5) Post-residency graduate programs (MS, PhD), if desired
Program Strengths:

Direct daily interaction with faculty; accessions in all subdisciplines of clinical pathology; immunocytochemistry, infectious diseases, oncology, quality assurance; surgical biopsy; computerized laboratory information system; strong interactive biomedical community.

Training Activities:

Clinical diagnostic duty, training in instrumentation and QC, seminars, rounds (including combined rounds with anatomic pathology and internal medicine), journal clubs, teaching professional students, research projects.

Additional Training Areas:

Surgical biopsy, parasitology, microbiology, immunology, immunocytochemistry, molecular techniques.


None required; opportunities for coursework in pathology, immunology, molecular techniques, QC (Westgard course), and others.

Clinical Pathology Faculty:
Karen M Young, VMD, PhD, Clinical Professor
Kristen R Friedrichs, DVM, DACVP (Clinical Pathology), Clinical Associate Professor
Allison Dusick, DVM, DACVP (Clinical Pathology), Clinical Instructor
Faculty Research Interests:
Reaction of bone marrow to systemic disease or toxic injury, cancer stem cells, serum markers of malignancy, molecular diagnostic techniques, immunocytochemical characterization of neoplasia; reference intervals; quality assurance; curriculum development
Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:
  • Katherine Irvine, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS, DACVP, Senior Clinician in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK
  • Ruth Houseright, DVM, DACVP, PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Saundra Sample, DVM, DACVP, Assistant Professor, Ross University
  • Josely Figueiredo, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Clinical Pathologist, WIL Research
  • Erica Behling-Kelly, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Associate Professor, Cornell University
  • Ryan M Dickinson, DVM, DACVP, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
This Page Was Last Updated
December 20, 2017