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OSU Affiliated Pathologists' Profiles

Oklahoma State University is proud to list the people affiliated with one of its signature programs – veterinary pathology. Whether you graduated from Oklahoma State and trained in pathology or you graduated from other veterinary programs and received pathology training at Oklahoma State, this directory recognizes the pathologists with Oklahoma State connections.

This list was last updated Oct. 2011. If you're a member of this list and have updates or would like to be added to the list, please submit them here.

Robin W. Allison

  • Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University
  • DVM – 1996, Colorado State University
  • PhD – 2002, Colorado State University
  • ACVP – 2003 (Clinical Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Diagnosis of infectious and neoplastic diseases in blood and cytologic specimens; teaching veterinary students and mentoring clinical pathology residents
  • Career Highlight – Finding out I inspired a former student to become a clinical pathologist!
 

Gordon Andrews

Professor, Veterinary Pathology

  • Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Department Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • DVM – 1984, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1991, Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 1993
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic Pathology, Teaching DVM students and Veterinary Pathology residents
  • Career Highlight – Elucidating the molecular identity of the feline blood group antigens; being part of a pathology residency training program whose trainees have had a 100 percent success rate on the ADVP Board Exam

K. Lance Batey, LTC, U.S. Army

  • Chief, Veterinary Sciences Branch
  • Air Force Research Laboratory, San Antonio, Texas
  • DVM – 1991, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Pathology Residency – 1998, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • ACVP – 1998 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology; infectious diseases; playing guitar
  • Career Highlight – Serving my country and using my great Oklahoma training – thanks OSU CVM!

Sylvie Beaudin

  • Clinical Pathologist
  • Idexx Canada, Montreal, Canada
  • DVM – 1996, University of Montreal
  • Clinical Pathology Residency – 2003, Oklahoma State University
  • ACVP – 2004 (Clinical Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic Cytology, Hematology and Biochemistry Interpretation; add-on testing using available samples to make the practitioner's life easier
  • Career Highlight – a) Resident training with Jim Meinkoth and Rick Cowell who made a challenging experience fun; b) bringing some Oklahoma culture back to Quebec; c) winning an AFI screenwriting contest right after passing the ACVP Boards.
 

Brian Berridge

  • Director, Regulatory & Discovery Pathology
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • DVM – 1993, Oklahoma State University
  • PhD – 1998, Texas A&M University
  • ACVP – 1999 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Comparative toxicologic pathology of the cardiovascular system; renal pathology
  • Career Highlight – When you enjoy doing this as much as I do, every day is a new highlight and they pay me to do it! I have had two pivotal experiences thus far – working with Dr. George Lees to develop the Texas Veterinary Renal Pathology Service at TAMU and time spent with Dr. Fred Clubb working at the Texas Heart Institute

 

 

Manoj Bhaskaran

  • NRSA fellow/Pathologist, Infectious Diseases and Aerobiology
  • Tulane National Primate Research Center
  • DVM – 2002, Kerala Agricultural University, India
  • PhD – 2008, Oklahoma State University,  College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Residency training in Vet. Anatomic Pathology-2009-11- Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)– 2012
  • Point of Interest – Experimental Pathology, Animal Models of  Diseases, Primate Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Select Agents,  Diagnostic Pathology (biopsy and necropsy)
  • Career Highlight – Receiving The Liaison with Industrial Committee Novel Disease Model International Award from The American Physiological Society; being selected to the Advanced Research Training Program in Experimental Pathology at TNPRC;having the opportunity to interact with pathologists with a wide range of expertise.

 

Sharla Birch

  • 3rd year Anatomic Pathology Resident
  • Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, Texas
  • DVM – 2008, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • MS – 2008, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Oklahoma State University
  • PhD – 2011, Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Point of Interest – Neuropathology and neuroimaging, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Terrell Blanchard

  • East Region Head of Anatomic Pathology
  • IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee
  • DVM – 1987, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 1999 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • ACVPM – 1995
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic surgical pathology
  • Career Highlight – Serving as Chair, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
 

Denise Bounous

  • Group Director, Clinical Pathology, Discovery Toxicology
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey
  • DVM – 1986, Oklahoma State University
  • PhD – 1990, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • ACVP – 1992 (Clinical Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Biomarkers of Toxicity
  • Career Highlight – a) seeing students I have trained become clinical pathologists and feeling that I was a mentor; b) heading up the ACVP exam committee (anatomic and clinical) in 2001 during the 9/11 bombing
 

Mike Breider

  • Senior Director, Exploratory Toxicology
  • Celgene Corporation, San Diego, California
  • DVM – 1978, Oklahoma State University
  • PhD – 1985, Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University
  • Point of Interest – Pharmaceutical safety assessment
  • Career Highlight – Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine (1984-1992) with a focus on infectious disease research and teaching veterinary students; involved in pharmaceutical research and development (1992-present); contributing to market approval of Lipitor, Troglitazone, Lyrica and Revlumid

Melanie A. Breshears

  • Assistant Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
  • DVM – 1998, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 2004, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 2005 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Teaching veterinary students and anatomic pathology residents; diagnostic pathology (biopsy and necropsy) and infectious diseases
  • Career Highlight – Receiving the Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award in 2011; having the opportunity to interact with and teach veterinary students in many different stages of the curriculum.

Gregory Campbell

  • Chief Pathologist, OADDL and Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Stillwater, Okla.
  • MS – 1981, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • DVM – 1985, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Point of Interest – Dermatopathology, Oncologic pathology
  • Career Highlight – a) Being the college's first recipient of the Regents Distinguished Teacher Award; b) playing a role in the lives of so many young veterinarians; c) piping for the college hooding ceremony for the past 16 years; and d) having a career that allows time for winning two national bag piping championships.

David Caudell

  • Assistant Professor, Pathology and Hemato-oncology
  • Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • DVM – 2000, Virginia Tech, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Residency – 2003, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Fellowship – 2008, National Institutes of Health
  • PhD – 2008, University of Maryland
  • Point of Interest – Mouse models of leukemia, disorders of Megakaryocytes, training graduate students
  • Career Highlight – Traveling through India
 

Jerry R. Cowart

  • Chief, Veterinary Pathology Division
  • United States Army Public Health Command Region Europe, Landstuhl, Germany
  • DVM – 1995, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 2004, Anatomic Pathology
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology; teaching; clinical research
  • Career Highlight – Supporting our nation's war fighters by providing pathology services to military working dogs and family owned pets; teaching Veterinary Corps officers and technicians; contributing to clinical research that impacts the treatment of battlefield injuries; privileged to have a job that allows me and my family to live and work in many different countries.

Rick Cowell

  • Veterinary Pathologist, IDEXX Laboratories
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • DVM – 1978, Oklahoma State University
  • MS – 1985, Oklahoma State University
  • ACVP – 1983 (Clinical Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Fishing, judging BBQ contests, and when time permits, some diagnostic pathology
  • Career Highlight – Being able to work with many great faculty (especially Drs. Ron Tyler, Sr., and Jimbo Meinkoth), residents, students, and practitioners and developing many great friendships along the way.
 

Sarah Cramer

  • Anatomic Pathology Resident
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
  • DVM – 2008, Cornell University
  • Point of Interest – Animal models of human disease, infectious disease, neuropathology
 

Patricia Coutinho de Souza

  • Anatomic Pathology Combined Residency/PhD program
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
  • DVM – 2004, Universidade Federal do Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology – 2007, Universidade Federal do Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • MS – 2010, Universidade do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Clifton P. Drew

  • Veterinary Medical Officer, Staff Pathologist
  • Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
  • DVM – 2001, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 2010, University of California-Davis
  • ACVP – 2007 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Infectious disease pathology

James "Scott" Estep

  • Chief Comparative Pathology
  • United States Army Institute of Surgical Research and
  • CEO, Texas Veterinary Pathology Associates, LLC, San Antonio, Texas
  • DVM – 1992, Oklahoma State University
  • Pathology Residency – 2001, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • ACVP – 2001
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology, primate pathology, wound healing and combat casualty care research, teaching pathology at the Army Medical Center and School
  • Career Highlight – a) identified risks & proved that granular hemostatic agents are hazardous for humans and animals, which resulted in elimination of these products from Department of Defense medical systems; b) traveling the world (performed a root canal in Iceland), coaching youth sports, getting to love what I do and be a great Dad at the same time.
 

 

Patty Ewing

Director of Pathology

  • Animal Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • DVM – 1988, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • MS – 1993, Pharmacology, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 1992 (Anatomic Pathology); 2003 (Clinical Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Hematopathology, cytology, surgical pathology, teaching veterinary interns and residents
  • Career Highlight – a) being a part of training programs that help veterinary residents achieve their career goals; b) Mary Mitchell Humane Award for work which contributed significantly to the health, comfort and well-being of pet animals
 

Susan Felder

  • Veterinary Clinical Pathologist
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
  • DVM – 2003, Oklahoma State University
  • ACVP – 2007, Clinical Pathology
  • Point of Interest – Cytology and hematology
 

Herschell Giles

  • Retired
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • DVM – 1967, Oklahoma State University
  • PhD – 1971, Oklahoma State University
  • Career Highlight – Becoming Head, Pathology Department at Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, and working on numerous projects for the National Cancer Institute and the National Toxicology Program

 

Tanya D. Graham

  • Professor and Associate Director
  • Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, South Dakota State University
  • DVM – 1994, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • DACVP – 1999
  • Point of Interest – Zoonotic diseases and public health, regulatory medicine
  • Career Highlight – Development of international databases so that diagnosticians in laboratories throughout the U.S. can quickly find which lab(s) perform a specific immunohistochemistry or PCR test (http://ihc.sdstate.org and http://pcr.sdstate.org).

Greg Hall

  • Research Advisor – Pathology
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • DVM – 1984, Oklahoma State University
  • PhD – 1993, Pathology, Texas A&M University
  • ACVP – 1994
 

S. Mark Hall

  • Head, Pathology
  • National Veterinary Services Laboratory
  • DVM – 1982, Louisiana State University
  • PhD – 1986, Oklahoma State University
  • Point of Interest – Scrapie, CWD, Tuberculosis, BSE
  • Career Highlight – Diagnosing BSE in the United States

Gerald Hegreberg

  • Retired
  • DVM – 1961, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1968, Veterinary Pathology, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Point of Interest – Comparative Pathology
  • Career Highlight – Describing several previously unrecognized conditions, including Ehler's Danlos syndrome in dogs, cats, mink, horses, and cattle; muscular dystrophy in mink and Labrador retrievers; equine myotonic dystrophy; inherited epilepsy in Beagle dogs; congenital myasthenia gravis in smooth Fox terriers; and familial canine dermatomyositis.

Clay Hodgin

  • Owner and Pathologist
  • PATHodgin Veterinary Dermatopathology Service, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • DVM – 1972, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1976, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 1982
  • Point of Interest – Dermatology; surgical pathology
  • Career Highlight – Love the job

Charles A. Holmberg

  • Retired
  • Erick, Oklahoma
  • DVM – 1969, Oklahoma State University
  • PhD – 1975, University of California, Davis
  • ACVP – 1979
  • Point of Interest – Virological and immunological aspects of natural disease in primates (UCD), Genetics of Immune response to Rabies (TAMU), and Pathology of dairy cattle (UCD at the VMTRC)

Gene B. Hubbard

  • Research Professor
  • Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, Texas
  • DVM – 1967, Oklahoma State University
  • Veterinary Pathology Residency – Texas A&M University
  • ACVP
  • Point of Interest – Cancer, aging, nonhuman primate pathology
  • Career Highlight – Diplomate ACVP and ACLAM and approximately 235 scientific publications

David L. Hutto

  • Senior Director
  • Eisai, Inc., Andover, Mass.
  • DVM – 1985, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1996, Pathology, Iowa State University
  • ACVP – 1997
  • American Board of Toxicology – 2010
  • Point of Interest – Nonclinical safety assessment of novel human biotechnology medicines; immunology and immunopathology
  • Career Highlight – Played a key role in FDA approval of two significant new biotechnology medicines for Multiple Sclerosis and Psoriasis

Carney Jackson

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
  • DVM – 1977, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 1992
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology, teaching pathology residents
  • Career Highlight – Year tour as the Large Animal Specialist/Veterinarian/Pathologist on the first Kentucky National Guard Agriculture Development Team at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Traveled to 11 provinces teaching veterinarians, veterinary students, extension agents on food safety, physical exams, veterinary medicine, rabies and other topics.

 

Sabu Kuruvilla

  • Senior Investigator
  • Merck & Co., West Point, Penn.
  • MVSc – 1980, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • PhD – 2003, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
  • ACVP – 2005 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Toxicologic pathology; industrial toxicology
  • Career Highlight – Participating in the process of developing new drugs

Catherine Lamm

  • Anatomic Pathologist
  • University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, Bearsden, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • DVM – University of California-Davis
  • DACVP – 2007
  • MRCVS – 2010
  • Point of Interest – Food animal diseases; reproductive pathology

 

Diana Loeffler

  • Owner
  • DVM Pathology Associates, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • DVM – 1973, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • MS – 1977, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Pathology residency – 1985, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Point of Interest – Dermatopathology, ophthalmic pathology, general pathology, cytopathology
  • Career Highlight – Being asked to take over a friend's private biopsy/cytology service, allowing me more freedom as well as periodically being able to visit relatives and friends in Oklahoma City and occasionally other places and still do my work there.

James Meinkoth

  • Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University
  • DVM – 1985, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • MS – 1988, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1993, Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 1994 (clinical pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic cytology; Teaching DVM students and clinical pathology resident; Hemoparasites
  • Career Highlight – (A) Getting to watch, and be a part of, the training and maturation of two decade's worth of students turning into veterinarians. (B) Having a job that allows me a little time off when Bruce Springsteen in on tour.

Robert B. Moeller, Jr.

  • Professor of Clinical Veterinary Pathology
  • California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, University of California, Tulare, Calif.
  • DVM – 1977, Oklahoma State University
  • Residency in Veterinary Pathology – 1986, USAMRIID, Fort Detrick, Md.
  • DACVP – 1986
  • Point of Interest – Infectious diseases particularly foreign animal diseases;
  • Toxicology
  • Career Highlight – a) Having a change to participate in important environmental and infectious disease outbreaks such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Kuwait Oil fires, Foot and Mouth outbreak in England and the Exotic Newcastle disease outbreak in Southern California; b) working with and training many pathologists to better our profession

Charles A. Montgomery

  • President, ComPath Biomedical
  • Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • DVM – 1963, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1971 – Veterinary Pathology Residency, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.
  • ACVP – 1973 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • ACLAM – 1981
  • Point of Interest – Comparative pathology and development of animal models for human disease, primate diagnostic pathology
  • Career Highlight – a) Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (14 years); b) Receiving the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award (2008); c) Living on Lake Eucha where I go fishing every morning – then read slides!

Brad Njaa

  • Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Residency Coordinator, Anatomic Pathology
  • Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University
  • DVM – 1991, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • MVSc of Veterinary Sciences-Pathology, WCVM University of Saskatchewan
  • ACVP – 2000
  • Point of interest – otic diseases and residency training

Kiran Palyada

  • Principle Pathologist
  • MPI Research, Inc., Mattawan, Mich.
  • PhD – 2005, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency – 2008, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 2008 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Toxicologic pathology; medical device

Roger J. Panciera

  • Professor Emeritus, Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
  • DVM – 1953, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • MS – 1955, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1960, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology; stimulating learning
  • Career Highlight – too many to list

 

Karamjeet Pandher

  • Associate Research Fellow
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • BVSc – 1992, Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab, India
  • PhD – 1998, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Pathology Residency – 2001, Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 2001 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • ABT – 2010
  • Point of Interest – Pulmonary and hepatic pathology, ultrastructure, toxicologic pathology
  • Career Highlight – A career in pathology has allowed me to experience extraordinary developments in both veterinary and human medicine. Icing on the cake is to have the opportunity to interact with colleagues with different professional backgrounds and different parts of the world and to learn from their unique perspectives.

Penny K. (Hylton) Patten

  • Veterinary Clinical Pathologist
  • Antech Diagnostics, Dallas, Texas
  • DVM – 2003, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 2006 (Clinical Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of all species, great and small
  • Career Highlight – Having the pleasure of assisting excellent veterinarians from across the U.S. and Canada as they tackle challenging cases.

Clark Stephens Patton

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • DVM – 1964, The Ohio State University
  • MS – 1974, Oklahoma State University
  • ACVP – 1976 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – gross diagnostic pathology, pathology of bone, and histologic identification of parasites
  • Career Highlight – mentoring with Dr. Roger Panciera from 1969 to 1976

Roy R. Pool, Jr.

  • Clinical Professor of Pathology
  • Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • DVM – 1964, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency – 1967, University of California-Davis
  • PhD – 1967, University of California-Davis
  • ACVP (Hon) – 2010, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Point of Interest – Only Veterinary Orthopedic and Dental Pathologist offering a national/international diagnostic service for diagnoses of bone, joint, tendon/ligament and dental specimens 
  • Career Highlight – 40+ years of teaching musculoskeletal pathology to veterinary students and residents at several American and European veterinary colleges

Charles Qualls

  • Executive Director
  • Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • DVM – 1973, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Pathology Residency – 1976, University of California—Davis
  • PhD – 1978, Comparative Pathology, University of California—Davis
  • Point of Interest – Toxicologic Pathology; mechanism of disease
  • Career Highlight – Seeing students develop and make a difference in the world

Grant Rezabek

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • MPH – 1982, University of Oklahoma
  • DVM – 1986, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Residency, Veterinary Pathology – 1992, University of Kentucky
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic Veterinary Pathology, Equine Pathology, Beef Cattle Production and Pathology, Musculoskeletal Pathology, Emergency Preparedness and Foreign Animal Diseases

Jerry W. Ritchey

  • Professor, Veterinary Pathology
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
  • DVM – 1991, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1997, North Carolina State University
  • ACVP – 1996
  • Point of Interest – Immunology; infectious diseases; animal models
  • Career Highlight – Sigma Xi Young Investigator (2002); Regents Distinguished Teacher (2003, 2006); front man for top-selling pathology rock-n-roll band of all time, AC/VP.

Theresa E. Rizzi

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
  • DVM – 1998, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 2005 (Clinical Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Teaching DVM students, mentoring Clinical Pathology residents, diagnostic cytology and clinical pathology consulting
  • Career Highlight – Witnessing the transformation of veterinary student to doctor and feeling very fortunate to have played a small role

 

Robert E. Schmidt

  • Veterinary Pathologist
  • Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service
  • DVM – 1962, University of California-Davis
  • MS – 1966, Michigan State University
  • PhD – 1973, Oklahoma State University
  • ACVP – 1968 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Point of Interest – Pathology of non-domestic animals, reptiles and birds
  • Career Highlight – First author of text, "Pathology of Pet and Aviary Birds"

Trenton R. Schoeb

  • Professor
  • Department of Genetics and Animal Resources Program Comparative Pathology Laboratory, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • DVM – 1974, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1981, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • ACVP – 1980 (Anatomic)
  • Point of Interest – Pathology of genetically engineered mice; models of chronic inflammatory diseases in genetically engineered and gnotobiotic mice
  • Career Highlight – 30+ years of seeing progress in biomedical science close up. It gets more fascinating all the time.

Will Sims

  • Anatomic Pathology Resident/Lecturer
  • Texas A&M University
  • DVM – 2007, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • MS – 2011, Veterinary Pathology, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology
  • Career Highlight – Mixed animal practice (2007); ACVP/STP Fellowship and anatomic pathology residency at Texas A&M University

 

Kuldeep Singh

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.
  • BVSc – 1999, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India
  • MS – 2002, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency – 2002-2005, Oklahoma State University
  • PhD – 2008, Oklahoma State University
  • ACVP – 2009
  • Point of Interest – Working with Dr. Anthony Confer, teaching pathology and conducting autopsies
  • Career Highlight – Conveying to a practitioner how he/she can save the life of Fluffy the dog.

Steve Smith

  • Veterinary Pathologist
  • Montana Diagnostic Laboratory
  • DVM – 2008, University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Residency – 2008-2011, Anatomic Pathology, Oklahoma State University
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology; ocular pathology; pathology of non-domestic species
  • Career Highlight – Living, working, and spending time outdoors in Montana in close proximity to countless trout streams and elk herds

Timothy Allen Snider

  • Associate Professor
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • DVM – 1996, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 2004
  • PhD – 2005, Biomedical Science, Oklahoma State University
  • Point of Interest – Enjoy teaching pathology, infectious disease, zoonotic diseases, and international veterinary medicine
  • Career Highlight – International travels for veterinary and food safety extension to Bolivia, Paraguay and Mongolia, Plum Island Foreign Animal Disease course

Eric Stair

  • Veterinary Toxicologist/Pathologist
  • Prosar Corporations, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • DVM – 1990, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD Pathology – 2000, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dipl. American Board of Veterinary Toxicology – 1996
  • Point of Interest – Travel within and outside of the United States
  • Career Highlight – Getting to work with my father at Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory as a veterinary student and toxicology resident.

Adam W. Stern

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University of Illinois
  • DVM – 2007, The University of Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary College
  • Certified Medical Investigator – 2010, American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Certified Forensic Consultant – 2010, American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Point of Interest – Forensic pathology and dermatopathology

Mee-Ja Sula

  • Resident, Anatomic Pathology
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
  • DVM – 2007, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Craig Thompson

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology
  • Purdue University
  • DVM – 1998, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Residency Clinical Pathology – 2002, Texas A&M University
  • ACVP – 2005, Clinical Pathology

Dale Thurman

  • Principle Pathologist, AstraZeneca, Safety Assessment
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai, China
  • DVM – 1977, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • MS – 1983, Pathology, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Pathology Residence – 1987, U.S. Army
  • ACVP – 1987
  • Point of Interest – Pharmaceutical Safety Assessment
  • Career Highlight – 30 year Active Duty/Reserve Military Career; diverse and rewarding civilian career including current 2-year Secondment to Shanghai, China

Ronald Dale Tyler, Sr.

  • Retired (last post – Vice President, Preclinical Safety Assessment, GlaxoSmithKline, Ware, England)
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • DVM – 1977, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1986, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 1982 (Clinical Pathology); 1993 (Anatomic Pathology)
  • American Board of Toxicologist – 1993
  • Points of Interest – Diagnostic clinical and anatomical pathology, toxicology and toxicogenomics
  • Career Highlight – studying, working, and teaching with Dr. Rick Cowell at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine

 

Ronald Dale Tyler, Jr.

  • Anatomic Pathology Resident and Graduate Student
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Va.
  • DVM – 2004, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology, neuropathology, mycobacteriosis, nanomedicine and toxicology
  • Career Highlight – a) Awarded Indo-US Science and Technology Research in Science and Engineering Fellowship, March – July 2011, Chennai, India; b) Annual BMVS Softball Team Co-Captain; and c) Annual Virginia-Tech Hokies football season.

 

Steven Vonderfecht

  • Pathologist Director
  • Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California
  • DVM – 1976, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1981, University of California—Davis
  • ACVP – 1981
  • Point of Interest – Toxicologic pathology; pathology in drug discovery and development
  • Career Highlight – For me and for many of my colleagues in pathology, Dr. Roger Panciera was a motivating and inspiring force to make pathology a career choice. I have been privileged to work with many excellent scientists and am continuing to be challenged and to learn new things.

 

Dana B. Walker

  • Team Lead Aggregate Safety Reporting, Global Pharmacovigilence and Epidemiology
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • DVM – 1986, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 1994, Clinical Pathology, Residency at Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University
  • MS – 1998, Toxicology, Texas A&M University
  • PhD – 2002, Immunology/Immunotoxicology, North Carolina State University
  • Point of Interest – Clinical Pathology, Laboratory Animal Clinical Pathology, Immunoixicology, translational Laboratory (Toxicology/Safety) Biomarkers, Drug Safety, Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Medicine
  • Career Highlight – DVM degree that has led to six very different, challenging careers so far.

Derek Whitley

  • Anatomic Pathology Resident
  • Texas A&M University
  • DVM – 2008, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicien
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology; infectious disease
  • Career Highlight – Graduating veterinary school; obtaining an anatomic pathology residency

Greg Wilkerson

  • Assistant Professor/Anatomical Pathologist
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Michale E Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
  • DVM – 2001, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 2011, Colorado State University
  • ACVP – 2010, Anatomic Pathology
  • Point of Interest – Laboratory animal diagnostic pathology and human brease cancer carcinogenesis research
  • Career Highlight – Completing an anatomical pathology residency, a laboratory animal/comparative medicine residency and nonhuman primate clinical residency which has allowed me to specialize in laboratory animal pathology, complete my PhD research and become eligible to sit for the ACLAM boards in 2012.

 

Sharon R. Wilson

  • Veterinary Pathologist
  • Animal Reference Pathology, ARUP, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • DVM – 1975, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • MS – 1981, Veterinary Pathology, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ACVP – 1994 (Anatomic)
  • Point of Interest – I'm amazed that after all this time in diagnostic pathology, I still say "I've never seen this before!" almost every week.
  • Career Highlight – Just constantly grateful that my job is so interesting and that I get to work with great clinicians across the country.

 

Petrina York

  • Veterinarian, Anatomic Pathologist, Florida Veterinary Pathology Consultants, Inc., Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • DVM – 1991, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Anatomic Pathology Resident – 2004-2007, Oklahoma State University
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology and consultation

David H. Zeeman

  • Professor, Head, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department and Director, South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.
  • DVM – 1980, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1986, Pathology, Louisiana State University
  • Point of Interest – Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology
  • Career Highlight – AAVLD Pope Award, highest honor given to my specialty of diagnostic Veterinary Medicine; President of AAVLD (2001).

 

Talmage Brown

  • Professor of Pathology, Emeritus
  • North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, N.C.
  • DVM – 1965, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD – 1973, Cornell University
  • Point of Interest – Diagnostic pathology, resident training, gene therapy research
  • Career Highlight – Hired by North Carolina State University to lead development of pathology program in a new veterinary school.