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University of Tennessee

Organization: University of Tennessee
Date Posted: 4/30/2019
City: Knoxville
Location: Tennessee
Country: United States
Primary Category: Training
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details

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.


Coursework: 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:

  • Lisa Viesselmann, DVM, MS, DACVP, Pathologist, Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Allison Dusick, DVM, DACVP, Clinical Instructor, Clinical Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jennifer Scruggs, PhD, DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical and Anatomic), LTC, US Army Veterinary Corps (Chief, Clinical Pathology, USAMRID)
  • Luca Giori, DVM, PhD, Asst. Professor, Endocrinology, University of Tennessee

How to Apply / Contact

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

Fax: 865-974-5640


Next Open Position: 2021 starting date

Application Deadline: To be determined. We plan to advertise it on the ASVCP Career Opportunities site

Type of Program: Residency

Length of Training: 3 years

No. of Trainees: 1 (2nd year trainee) or 2 (1st and 3rd year trainees)

Current Trainee(s):

  • Agata Grzelak, DVM (through July 2020)
  • Grace Pawsat, DVM, (starting August 2019)

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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