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University of Wisconsin

Organization: University of Wisconsin
Date Posted: 5/16/2018
City: Madison
Location: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Primary Category: Training
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details

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,  Powell Torrance Diagnostic Services, Higham Gobion, 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

How to Apply / Contact

Contact Person(s): Kristen Friedrichs


School of Veterinary Medicine

University of Wisconsin

2015 Linden Drive

Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608-890-0479

Fax: 608-263-0438


Web Site:

Next Open Position: August 2020

Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

Type of Program: Residency

Length of Training: 3 years (residency)

No. of Trainees: 2 residents

Current Trainee(s):

Cynthia Lucidi, DVM, PhD (completing residency April 2019)

Diya Sharma, DVM, MPVM

Omer Lerman, DVM, MSc

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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