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Clinical Pathology Residency

The Clinical Pathology Residency Program provides three years of advanced training with an option for a graduate degree if desired. The program goal is to provide proficiency in diagnostic clinical pathology. The training incorporates preparation for the American College of Veterinary Pathologists' certification exam, as well as experience in teaching and giving oral presentations.


Program strengths include:

  • proficiency in diagnostic clinical pathology
  • training in digital cytology with a daily caseload of digital cases
  • an emphasis on teaching both at the DVM student and resident level
  • exposure to cases involving a wide variety of infectious diseases
  • externship with Antech Labs that offers exposure to a large number of samples and disease processes
  • the opportunity to participate in small group and didactic teaching
  • weekly rounds in both clinical and anatomic pathology, with an emphasis on preparation for boards (case write-ups, mock boards)

The training activities are service duty, presentations in rounds, teaching fourth year small group diagnostics rotation, didactic lectures in cytology elective and/or sophomore clinical pathology course and independent study. Additional training includes an externship with Antech Labs in Irvine, California.



Susan Fielder, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP, Clinical Associate Professor
James Meinkoth, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP, Professor
Theresa Rizzi, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, Clinical Professor and Department Head, Veterinary Pathobiology



We have two clinical pathology residents at all times and maintain a high pass rate for Phase I and Phase II ACVP Board Examination.

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