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American College of Veterinary Pathologists
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Madison, WI 53704

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Exploring Careers in Veterinary Pathology


Lily I. Cheng, DVM was a sophomore in college when a friend told her about a volunteer opening at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. in pathology. Read more about her career path as a veterinary pathologist.

Nikos Gurfield, DVM discovered during his last year of veterinary school that veterinary pathology was the perfect nexus for joining his interests in science, research, epidemiology and public health. Read more about his career path as a veterinary pathologist.

Two of Dr. Roger Panciera's greatest legacies include the legions of veterinary students he hastaught and more than 146 current pathologists that owe either veterinary training or pathology training to him. Read more.

Janet Patterson-Kane, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS arrived at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL from New Zealand feeling as though she had stepped onto another planet. Read more about her career path as a veterinary pathologist.

Follow Dr. Laura Richman’s career path beginning as a veterinary technician in high school through board certification in veterinary pathology and learn how her interest in pathology led to diagnosing a virus that is fatal to elephants. Read more.


The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is in charge of enforcing dozens of laws and treaties, including the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. For all this, the service has just one official crime lab. It's the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife. Read more.