About Us

About Us

The Division of Comparative Pathology was established in 1981 with the primary objectives to assist and form collaborations with investigators conducting animal research at the university, to initiate independent research programs, and to provide a venue for the education and training of students and pathologists. Over the years, the division has been host to NIH sponsored research and training programs, innumerable undergraduate and graduate students, and a thriving clinical reference service. The latter has gained international recognition.

The main strength of the test services is our academic base. Our pathologists can use the broad expertise of other members of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine as well as the clinical and basic research faculty of other university departments. Furthermore, our staff includes faculty involved in basic research which not only broadens our proficiency in diagnostics but assists our service in meeting and understand your needs in special diagnostic cases.

More than 25 years ago, the division dedicated a branch of the laboratory to establish a strong avian diagnostic test array to meet the changing needs of our veterinary clients. Our staff of veterinary immunologists and pathologists have designed and implemented many new tests in avian infectious diseases. In addition, we have optimized equipment for low sample volume testing. Technical staff has been dedicated to processing of only avian and exotic samples. Our commitment to the avian service is evident in our numerous national meeting presentations and publications.

Through 2018:

148 presentations at national and international meetings
143 articles and book chapters

We know there are many options open to you in the selection of laboratories to perform you diagnostic testing. We value your continued consideration of our services and welcome your collaborative efforts in furthering the field of avian, exotic, and wildlife medicine.

We are pleased to have an outstanding voluntary faculty. This includes the following individuals:

Gregory Bossart, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Don Harris, D.V.M.
Susan Clubb, D.V.M.
Ruth Ewing, D.V.M.
Susan Kelleher, D.V.M.
Aaron Lazerson, D.V.M.
Carlos Rodriguez, D.V.M.
Nicole Stacy, D.V.M., Dr. Med. Vet
Lauren Thielen, D.V.M.
Ellen Wiedner, V.M.D.
Julia Zaias, D.V.M., Ph.D.