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Purdue University

Organization: Purdue University
Date Posted: 8/17/2018
City: West Lafayette
Location: Indiana
Country: United States
Primary Category: Training
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details

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, International 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
  • Andrea Santos, DVM, MSc, PhD, Assistant professor
  • Craig A. Thompson, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Residency Coordinator
  • Alan H. Rebar, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Emeritus
  • 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

How to Apply / Contact

Contact Person(s): Craig Thompson


Veterinary Pathology Building

725 Harrison Street

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2027

Phone: 765-494-9916

Fax: 765-494-9830


Web Site:

Next Open Position: July 2019

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

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):

  • Mara Varvil , 3rd year
  • Natalia Strandberg, 2nd year
  • Priscila da Silva Serpa, 1st year

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

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