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Cornell University

Organization: Cornell University
Date Posted: 5/16/2018
City: Ithaca
Location: New York
Country: United States
Primary Category: Training
Type of Position: Full- Or Part-Time

Description & Details

Program Goals:

1) Develop proficiency in laboratory methods, skills, and interpretation of results, emphasizing an understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease.

2) Acquire experience in research principles and techniques.

3) Provide instruction and gain experience in teaching veterinary clinical pathology.

4) Perform a prospective hypothesis-driven clinical pathologic research project to be published in a relevant journal and presented at the annual ACVP meeting.

5) Successfully complete the ACVP certifying examination in veterinary clinical pathology.

Program Strengths:

Experienced faculty at a world-renowned veterinary institution, extensive research resources, large and varied diagnostic case load, clinical laboratory well-equipped and staffed with experienced medical technologists, participation in innovative teaching modalities, interactive and collaborative atmosphere with clinical services faculty and residents.

Training Activities:

Extensive training by direct experience in clinical laboratory disciplines including hematology, clinical chemistry, cytology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytochemistry, general immunology, and urinalysis. Participate in and present seminars on case interpretations, cytology/histopathology correlations, and selected topics from current literature.

Additional Training Areas:


Rotations through surgical pathology and comparative coagulation.

Coursework: None required.

Clinical Pathology Faculty:

  • Erica Behling-Kelly, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP
  • Ashleigh Newman, VMD, Dipl ACVP
  • Tracy Stokol, BVSc, PhD, Dipl ACVP

Faculty Research Interests:

General research topics include cancer cell biology (particularly mechanisms of cancer metastasis), hemostasis, metabolic diseases, and circulating biomarkers of cancer.

Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:

  • Daniela Hernandez, BVSc, Dipl. ACVP, Veterinary Clinical Pathologist, CityU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Company, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Midori Asakawa, BVSc, Dipl. ACVP (Clinical and Anatomic Pathology); Pathologist, Synergy Animal General Hospital, Japan
  • Ashleigh Newman, VMD, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Cornell University
  • Erika Gruber, DVM, Dipl ACVP (clinical pathology), PhD Candidate at Cornell University, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

How to Apply / Contact

Contact Person(s): Dr. Ashleigh Newman


Clinical Pathology

College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: 607-253-3255

Fax: 607-253-3711


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Next Open Position: July 2019

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

Type of Program: Residency

Length of Training: 3 years

No. of Trainees: 2

Current Trainee(s):

Daniel Cruz Otero, DVM, 3rd year

Carol Haak, DVM, DACVECC, 1st year

Shelley Chu, DVM, Intern

American Society For Veterinary Clinical Pathology
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704

Telephone: +1-608-443-2479
Fax: +1-608-443-2474

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