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Texas A&M University

Organization: Texas A&M University
Date Posted: 5/16/2018
City: College Station
Location: Texas
Country: United States
Primary Category: Training
Type of Position: Full- Or Part-Time

Description & Details

Program Goals:

1) Train well-rounded veterinary clinical pathologists for careers in academia, industry, or diagnostic laboratories

2) Build a knowledge base to successfully complete ACVP board examination

3) Provide opportunities to teach in small group, didactic, and/or laboratory situations

4) Provide research opportunities

5) Encourage advanced graduate degree

Program Strengths:

Wide variety of submissions in hematology, hemostasis, cytology with cytology/histology correlations; Opportunities for resident projects leading to presentations (oral, poster) and publications; Close interaction with anatomic residency program; Opportunities to participate in short rotations outside of clinical pathology (clinics, reference laboratories, industry); Close interaction with 4 boarded clinical pathologists; Yearly mock board exam; High success rate on passing ACVP board examination.

Training Activities:

Formal coursework, seminars, rounds, independent study, teaching, journal clubs, clinical diagnostic duty, research, hands-on learning of hematology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, hemostasis techniques.

Additional Training Areas:

Surgical biopsy, necropsy, transmission electron microscopy, outside rotations (clinics, reference laboratories, industry).


Systemic pathology, general pathology, statistics, biochemistry, immunology, other courses available depending on degree tract.

Clinical Pathology Faculty:

Karen E. Russell, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Professor

Mark C. Johnson, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Clinical Associate Professor

Mary B. Nabity, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Assistant Professor

Gwen Levine, DVM, Dipl ACVP, Clinical Assistant Professor

Unity Jeffery, VetMB, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Assistant Professor

Faculty Research Interests:

Renal pathology and urine proteomics, reference intervals for selected wildlife species, hemostasis and coagulation, immunophenotyping of neoplasia.

Trainees in Last 5 Years and Current Positions:

  • Jennifer Cook, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP, Clinical Pathologist, ANTECH Diagnostics
  • Julie Hilligas, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP, Clinical Pathologist, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, College Station, TX
  • Holly Minard, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP, Clinical Pathologist, IDEXX, Worthington, OH
  • Jessica Hokamp, DVM,PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

How to Apply / Contact

Contact Person(s): Karen E Russell


Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-4467

Phone: 979-845-9180

Fax: 979-458-1325


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Next Open Position: July 2018

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified

Type of Program: Residency with option for MS or PhD

Length of Training: 3 years (residency), longer if pursuing a graduate degree

No. of Trainees: 3 to 4, depending on the year

Current Trainee(s):

  • Alexandra Myers, DVM (3rd year)
  • Samantha Schlemmer, DVM (2nd year)
  • Carolina Azevedo, DVM (1st year)

American Society For Veterinary Clinical Pathology
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Telephone: +1-608-443-2479
Fax: +1-608-443-2474

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