Pathology Services | IDEXX Reference Laboratories (2022)

Kendra Andrie, DVM, MS, DACVP, PhD

DVM: Michigan State University; Residency/PhD: Colorado State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: musculoskeletal, respiratory

Dr. Kendra Andrie earned her DVM and MS from Michigan State University in 2016. She completed her residency at Colorado State Univ ersity and become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2019. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Andrie completed a Ph.D. in pathology at CSU. During her post-doctoral training, she provided diagnostic pathology support for the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and research pathology support for in-vivo orthopedic and soft tissue preclinical research studies at the CSU Translational Medicine Institute. Before joining IDEXX Dr. Andrie served as a faculty member in the In Vivo Animal Core at the University of Michigan Medical School. She has a background and keen interest in orthopedics and respiratory pathology.
Jennifer M. Bernard, DVM, DACVP

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian and exotic, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Bernard received her DVM from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She continued at the University of Tennessee to complete her residency in anatomic pathology and obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2013. Dr. Bernard then completed a 2-year fellowship in zoo pathology. Dr. Bernard’s interests include diagnostic pathology, with a special interest in exotics.
Terrell W. Blanchard, DVM, MSS

Oklahoma State University

Manager of Pathology
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, eye pathology

Dr. Blanchard received his DVM from Oklahoma State University. After about two years in private practice, he spent the next 21 years serving in the US Army Veterinary Corps. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and attained ACVP board certification in 1999. He served in a variety of positions in research and diagnostic pathology in the US Department of Defense, culminating in chairmanship of the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the AFIP. He joined the IDEXX pathology team as a manager in May 2011. He and his wife enjoy traveling and a variety of all-season outdoor activities.
Lani R. Bower, DVM, DACVP

Colorado State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: wildlife, exotic, avian, and infectious diseases

Dr. Bower earned her DVM from Colorado State University before completing her anatomic pathology residency at the University of Tennessee. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She began her work as a pathologist in an interim position at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory for one month before working at a private diagnostic lab in the Seattle area for 2.5 years before joining IDEXX in 2021. In both positions she performed necropsies and read biopsies, primarily from small domestic animals and a lesser amount from large, zoo, wildlife, and exotic patients. Dr. Bower is primarily interested in wildlife/exotic/avian pathology, dermatopathology, and infectious diseases. She currently resides north of Seattle. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, her Yorkshire terrier and turtle, and spending time outdoors, particularly downhill skiing, gardening/farm work, camping, hiking and any water activity.
Melanie A. Breshears, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Oklahoma State University
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology

Dr. Breshears graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She completed her PhD and pathology training (also at Oklahoma State) and attained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2005. Dr. Breshears was on faculty at OSU College of Veterinary Medicine from 2005 until 2019, when she became a part-time adjunct professor. During her time at OSU, she taught veterinary students in all stages of the curriculum, worked as a diagnostic pathologist for Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab, and served 5 years as the anatomic pathology residency training coordinator. As an adjunct professor, Dr. Breshears enjoys continuing to teach veterinary students and pathology residents at OSU. She joined IDEXX as a contracting pathologist in 2019, where she is happy to continue the interesting and rewarding work of diagnostic pathology. In her free time, Dr. Breshears enjoys horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, other outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with her husband.
Jamie M. Bush, DVM, MS, DACVP

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: canine reproductive pathology, canine neuropathology, oncologic pathology

Dr. Bush is a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist who completed her veterinary training in 2004 at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by her residency and MS in 2008 at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During her free time, Jamie enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs.
Vincent W. Carroll, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: large-animal pathology

Dr. Carroll received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Following graduation, he worked as a large-animal practitioner in New York for 5 years. He then entered an anatomic pathology residency program at Tufts University in 2007, and in September 2011 he passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologists certifying examination. He joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in March 2012. His professional interests include diagnostic pathology of large animals, with a special interest in dermatopathology and neuropathology. In his free time, Dr. Carroll enjoys ice climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and backpacking.
Laura Chen, DVM, MS, DACVP, DACPV

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone pathology, poultry pathology

Dr. Chen grew up in central New Jersey and completed her bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in 2011. She received her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2015 and subsequently stayed to complete a combined poultry medicine and anatomic pathology residency. Dr. Chen attained American College of Poultry Veterinarians board certification in 2018 and American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2019. After completing her residency program in 2019, she served as branch chief of a diagnostic lab for a little over a year and a half prior to joining IDEXX in May 2021. In her free time, Dr. Chen enjoys rock climbing, baking, and finding new ways to entertain her cat, Maureen.
Mark D. Chalkley, BSc, BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Pathobiology), DACVP

University of Queensland

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: oral and maxillofacial pathology

Dr. Chalkley graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2006. He spent 1 year at a small-animal and exotics-animal practice, followed by 2 years as a veterinary pathology intern at the University of Queensland. In 2009, he commenced a 3-year residency and fellowship in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Minnesota. He then passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologists board examination in anatomic pathology in 2012. He continued on as a pathology instructor at the University of Minnesota for 1 year. He joined IDEXX in 2013. Dr. Chalkley is a member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and the Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology. He is a registered manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. He is currently a member of the editorial review board for the journal Veterinary Pathology. He has been a speaker at various international conferences and has authored several scientific publications on a variety of diagnostic interests in both small and large domestic animal species.
Megan Caudill*, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of Georgia

Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, transfusion medicine, cytologic-histologic correlates

Dr. Caudill received her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She subsequently completed a combined clinical pathology residency and Master’s degree in comparative biomedical sciences at the University of Georgia, graduating and achieving board certification in 2019. She is currently in the final months of an anatomic pathology residency at the University of Florida, and she plans to sit the anatomic pathology boards in August of 2021. Her professional interests include dermatopathology, transfusion medicine, and cytologic-histologic correlates. Dr. Caudill joined IDEXX in August of 2020 as a digital contractor. She currently lives in Florida with her husband and their Australian Shepherds, Darcy and Bennet.
Julia Golden Conway, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Manager of Pathology
Area(s) of interest: tumor pathology, ophthalmology, equine pathology

Dr. Conway started her career as a mechanical engineer, earning her undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She later transitioned to veterinary medicine, graduating from the University of Florida in 2006. She completed her anatomic pathology residency training at UF and received ACVP diplomate status in 2010. After her residency, Julia stayed on as faculty at the UFCVM until joining IDEXX in 2016. She currently lives New York’s Finger Lakes region.
Zoltan Demeter, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP

Doctoral School of Veterinary Sciences

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: infectious diseases

Dr. Demeter obtained his DVM at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania, in 2004. He pursued his interest in infectious diseases and received his PhD at the Doctoral School of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, in 2009. He taught in the pathology department of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, and then completed a residency in anatomic pathology and MS degree at the University of Illinois. He has published 29 articles and received multiple awards, including the Scopus Young Scientist Award (2008) and the ACVP Young Investigator Award (2013). He is a competitive soccer player and enjoys exploring nature with his wife, Dr. Elena Demeter, also a veterinary pathologist, and their two daughters. Dr. Demeter joined IDEXX in October 2014.
Amanda J. Dennis, DVM, DACVP

St. George’s University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: zoo/nondomestic animal pathology, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Dennis received her DVM from St. George’s University on the island of Grenada, West Indies, in 2008 and completed her anatomic pathology residency training at the University of Tennessee in 2011. She has a special interest in zoo animal pathology and conducted award-winning research in naked mole rats skin mineralization. Following her residency, she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists while working for a small private diagnostic laboratory in Columbia, South Carolina, for 3 years before joining IDEXX. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two Chinese Shar-Peis, and she loves to travel!
Danielle Desjardins, DVM, MS, DACVP

University of California

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, neoplasia, immunohistochemistry

Dr. Desjardins graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego, in 2004 with a degree in biological sciences, and then graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine with highest honors. She completed her MS and residency training at Michigan State University, and then became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. She is a member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology and also a member of the IDEXX Derm Team. Dr. Desjardins’ favorite escapes include hiking, camping, snorkeling, skiing, game nights, and all things Disney.
Colleen Duncan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVPM, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

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Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general surgical pathology, wildlife pathology

Dr. Duncan earned her DVM and MSc from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She later completed her PhD and a residency program in anatomic pathology at Colorado State University, where she remained as a faculty member. She is a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine. She has a wide range of species interests and has been involved in numerous research projects in both domestic and wild animals. In her free time, Dr. Duncan enjoys travel, outdoor adventures with her canine companions, and all aspects of horsemanship.
B. Wade Edwards, DVM, Diplomate of ACVP

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: aquatic animal pathology, non-domestic/zoo pathology

Dr. Edwards completed his veterinary degree in 2014 at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a residency in anatomic pathology with a special focus in zoo, aquatic, and wildlife pathology at the University of Illinois Zoological Pathology Program in 2017. Dr. Edwards was also board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017. He remained working as a diagnostic pathologist for the Zoological Pathology Program until joining IDEXX in 2018. Dr. Edwards currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where he enjoys staying active and exploring the city with his husband and dog.
Michelle L. Fleetwood, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Fleetwood completed her residency at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in Washington, D.C., in 2002 and became board certified that year. She remained at the AFIP for the next 8 years, training army veterinary residents, providing pathology support to the National Zoo, and investigating marine mammal diseases. Twice she braved the cold and volunteered as a veterinarian for the Iditarod. She enjoys hiking in New Hampshire with her Bernese mountain dog.
Dominique Fournier, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Fournier received her DVM from Université de Montréal in 2001, followed by a residency and an MVSc in anatomic pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004. She spent 4 months at the University of Guelph in the summer of 2005 to cover a temporary position as a wildlife pathologist. She then worked in a private diagnostic laboratory in the UK for 3 years, reading biopsies mostly from small animals, before coming back to Canada at the end of 2008. Since then, she’s been working as a diagnostic pathologist in one of Quebec’s provincial diagnostic laboratories in Quebec City. She joined IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist in 2016.
Teresa M. Garcia, DVM, MS, DACVP

Oregon State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, large animal pathology

Dr. Garcia received her DVM from Colorado State University in 2018, and completed an anatomic pathology residency at Oregon State University in 2021. She has special interests in dermatopathology in all species, and in large animal pathology. She was raised in Florida, but considers Colorado home. In her free time, she enjoys all disciplines of mountain biking, bike-packing in the alpine, volunteer trail-work, and spending time outside with friends and family.
Jamie L. Haddad*, VMD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone marrow evaluation, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Haddad, a native New Yorker, received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She remained there for her anatomic pathology residency and then continued on to a clinical pathology residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Haddad is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is particularly interested in bone marrow evaluation, cytologic-histologic correlates, and specialty/referral center pathology cases. Dr. Haddad joined IDEXX in 2012 and spent her first several years with IDEXX in New York City on-site in a large specialty hospital and now continues to work for IDEXX in the northern Chicago suburbs. Outside of work, Dr. Haddad enjoys baking, running, and spending time with her family.
Erin E. Hardam, DVM, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: laboratory animal pathology, soft tissue sarcomas, dermatopathology

Dr. Hardam received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 and completed her anatomic pathology training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. At the University of Pennsylvania, she developed an interest in dermatopathology, soft tissue sarcomas and lab animal/pocket pet pathology. Dr. Hardam joined the IDEXX anatomic pathology team in 2004 and is a member of the IDEXX Derm Team. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, learning the art of baking, cooking and running.
Lauren Harris, VMD, PhD, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: PhD candidate; hematopathology and cancer diagnostics

Dr. Lauren Harris earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology at Colorado State University and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2018. During her training she developed a special interest in hematopathology and cancer diagnostics. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Harris continued to provide diagnostic pathology services at CSU while studying molecular drivers of canine lymphoma at the CSU Clinical Immunology Laboratory. In 2019, she joined IDEXX to expand upon her interest and expertise in diagnostic medicine. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Harris obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and spent a year studying hematopoietic development in zebrafish at Harvard Medical School. In her free time, Dr. Harris enjoys exploring the mountains of Colorado with her two adventurous dogs. She is an avid runner, skier, and whitewater rafter.
Seth Harris, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University (DVM) & Washington State University (PhD)

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: food animal pathology, dermatopathology, ocular pathology

Dr. Harris grew up in Arizona and first became interested in anatomic pathology during his undergraduate years at the University of Arizona. After earning his DVM from Colorado State University in 2003 he did a residency and PhD at Washington State University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. In his free time Dr. Harris enjoys running half marathons, racing his sunfish sailboat, and is currently working on fluency in Swedish.
Janice B. Harvey, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, endocrine pathology, neoplasia, dermatopathology, exotic species

Dr. Harvey was born and raised in South Florida and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies. She obtained her DVM degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She subsequently stayed at NCSU CVM for her anatomic pathology residency. In 2017, Dr. Harvey completed her residency and obtained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification. In addition to her broad range of professional interests in diagnostic pathology, she is also passionate about teaching, veterinary community outreach, and diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine. Her personal interests include rock climbing, improvisational comedy, sports, breweries, and board games. Dr. Harvey joined IDEXX in 2019 and currently lives with her partner, dog, and five cats.
Heather R. Herd, BVMS, DACVP

University of Glasgow

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, diagnostic pathology, infectious disease, reproductive pathology

Dr. Herd is a California native who received her BVMS from University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 2013. From there, she completed her residency training in anatomic pathology at Oklahoma State University and attained board certification in 2016. Dr. Herd has special interest in dermatopathology, diagnostic pathology, infectious disease, and reproductive pathology. She is a member of the IDEXX Dermatopathology Team (“DermTeam”), and also a member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology. In her free time, Dr. Herd enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors with her husband, two young sons, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Manny.
Erika Hoffeld, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: companion and exotic species diagnostic pathology, oncopathology

Dr. Erika Hoffeld received her DVM from Cornell University. After 14 years in private small animal practice, she returned to academia, completing a residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She earned her diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2021, and began working at IDEXX the following year. Her professional interests include companion and exotic animal diagnostic pathology, particularly oncopathology. Erika has returned to her home state of Maryland, living with her partner and canine companions. Her macroscopic interests include martial arts, cooking, sewing, sculpture, and gardening.
Jay Hoffman, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Texas A&M University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: lung

Dr. Hoffman, a native Texan, received his veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1984. He practiced veterinary medicine for two years in south Texas before he completed his PhD and residency training in anatomic pathology at Texas A&M University. He then joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University and obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1993. He then worked at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory until he retired as section head of pathology in 2021. He joined IDEXX in May of 2021. In his free time, he enjoys running, spending time with his adult children, and going to sporting events and other outdoor activities with his wife, Donna.
Jeremy Johnson*, PhD, DACVP

Colorado State University

VP & GM, Global Pathology Operations

Dr. Johnson received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1998 and completed residencies in anatomic and clinical pathology. His graduate work focused on vitamin K metabolism and vitamin K-dependent proteins involved in bone metabolism and coagulation. Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in anatomic and clinical pathology, Dr. Johnson has been with IDEXX since 2004.
Shannon Johnson, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

University of Saskatchewan

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Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, dermatopathology, equine species pathology

Dr Johnson received her DVM from Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 2003. After completing an internship in small animal medicine/surgery at Animal Medical Center in New York City, she completed a residency and a MVSc in anatomic pathology in 2007 at the WCVM. She joined IDEXX in 2009 following a year in Montreal as a toxicological pathologist. Dr Johnson has special interest in dermatopathology and is a member of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology. She is a member of the IDEXX Dermatopathology Team (“Derm Team”). In her free time, Dr Johnson loves swimming, paddleboarding, hiking and spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter, and their rambunctious pointer Levi.
Tammy Johnson, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, dermatopathology

Dr. Johnson is a native of North Carolina and graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced general small-animal medicine before completing her residency in anatomic pathology at Texas A&M University. She joined IDEXX in 2005 after 8 years as director of Sentara Veterinary Laboratory Services in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is currently IDEXX surgical pathologist, performing routine diagnostic pathology and dermatopathology of mostly dogs and cats. Her special interest in dermatopathology has benefited from mutually shared learning and teaching experiences gained while training clinical dermatology residents. Dr. Johnson is a member of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology and is active member of IDEXX Derm Team. Her off-work passion is sustainable veggie and flower gardening, which she enjoys with her husband.
Todd O. Johnson, DVM, DACVP

University of Georgia

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic anatomic pathology, tumor pathology

Dr. Johnson received his DVM from the University of Georgia. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C., in 2000 and attained board certification in veterinary anatomic pathology that year. Past professional work includes biomedical research support, diagnostic pathology, and leadership in veterinary pathology and public health fields for the U.S. Department of Defense. He joined IDEXX in 2017.
Carroll Jones, DVM, DACVP

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian and aquatic pathology, hematopoietic neoplasia, canine lymphoma

Dr. Jones graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After 4 years of private practice in small-animal medicine, she entered a pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Following residency and her successful board certification, she worked at the veterinary diagnostic laboratory of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for 10 years. She taught a variety of courses in UNH’s animal science department, in addition to performing service diagnostic work in cytology and histopathology. During her last 5 years at UNH, she became involved in aquaculture research and poultry diagnostics. Dr. Jones joined IDEXX in January of 2000.
Nicole R Kraipowich, DVM, MS, DACVP

Iowa State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: tumor pathology, musculoskeletal and cardiac pathology, ocular pathology, oral pathology

Dr. Kraipowich received her DVM from Iowa State University in 1995. While there, she also worked for the university’s pathology department and the National Animal Disease Center. After a few years spent in private mixed animal practice, she pursued an MS in veterinary pathology and microbiology at Colorado State University, graduating in 2003. Also that year, she became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She joined IDEXX in 2005. She lives on a small farm with her 3 Labradors, 4 cats, and a small herd of beef cattle. She enjoys the outdoors, gardening, hiking, cycling, and remodeling homes.
Victoria Lashley, DVM, MVS, MSc, DACVP, PhD

Royal Veterinary College

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest:diagnostic pathology

Dr. Lashley spent 10 years in mixed animal practice and gained her first Master’s degree with the Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom. She completed a second Master’s in Veterinary Pathology at Massey University, New Zealand in 2012. One year later, she started a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at Iowa State University. She attained American College of Veterinary Pathology board certification and completed a PhD in Veterinary Pathology in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Dr. Lashley has conducted research in neuropathology and reproductive pathology and is often involved in teaching veterinary pathology. She thoroughly enjoys all aspects of pathology especially diagnostic pathology and joined IDEXX in 2018.
Cara Levine, DVM, DACVP

Ohio State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: Diagnostic pathology, non-domestic/zoo animal pathology

Dr. Levine graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After a brief period in general practice, she completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Tennessee, and obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. Dr. Levine worked with a state diagnostic laboratory and ran an exotic and zoo animal histopathology service until joining IDEXX in 2020. She lives in southeast Florida with her two children and her cat. She enjoys hiking and beach walking, martial arts training, and travel.
“Kevin” JungKeun Lee, DVM, MS, DACVP

Seoul National University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology, hepatic pathology, parasites

Dr. Lee received his DVM at Konkuk University and MS degrees at the Seoul National University, Korea. He worked in small-animal practice and emergency clinics for a year and was a pathologist at Neodin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Seoul, Korea, for 3 years. He came to the United States in 2004 to work as a research scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, until 2009. He completed his anatomic pathology residency at Mississippi State University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2014. He began working for IDEXX in 2015.
Danielle E. Lieske, DVM

University of California

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, domestic and non-domestic pathology

Dr. Lieske received her DVM from University of California, Davis in 2017. Prior to this she spent 6 years working in veterinary medicine. She then completed residency at University of Georgia. She joined IDEXX following the completion of her residency in August 2020. During veterinary school and residency, she pursued her passion for diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, and small animal medicine. Danielle trained in a diagnostic laboratory where she gained an appreciation for customer service and team-based medicine. In her free timeshe enjoys movies, cooking, outdoor adventures, and playing with her hamster, cat, and fishes.

Thomas P. Lipscomb, DVM, DACVP

Auburn University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, mammary tumors, marine mammal pathology

Dr. Lipscomb attended Auburn University on a military scholarship and received his veterinary degree in 1981, entering the U.S. Army upon graduation. After running a busy small-animal veterinary clinic in Okinawa, Japan, for 3 years, he entered the veterinary anatomic pathology residency program at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in Washington, D.C., and achieved board certification 3 years later. He found his niche in diagnostic pathology and remained at the AFIP for 17 years, rising to the post of chief of the Division of Veterinary Pathology, and later, senior consulting pathologist. He has worked extensively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service on marine mammal disease investigations. He joined IDEXX in July 2013. When not at the microscope, he enjoys traveling and hiking.
Serena M. Liu, VMD, MS, DACVP

University of Pennsylvania

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology

Dr. Liu is a graduate of Princeton University (AB) and the University of Pennsylvania (VMD) and completed residency training and a master’s degree in anatomic pathology at the University of California, Davis. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1996 and has spent her entire career in diagnostic pathology, at IDEXX and, briefly, at the Animal Medical Center. She has a special interest in dermatopathology and is a member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, and the IDEXX Derm Team. Dr. Liu lives in New York City and in the Catskills. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors in nature, the arts, travelling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her pets, family and friends.
Richard H. Luong, BVSc, DACVP

University of Sydney

Associate Director of Pathology
Area(s) of interest: biomedical clinical research, lab animal pathology, exotic species, oncopathology

Dr. Luong earned his BVSc at the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2000. He worked as a companion-animal veterinarian in the UK and Hong Kong before starting his career in veterinary anatomic pathology by working as a diagnostic pathologist in training with NSW Ag (now part of the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries) in Australia in 2002. He then joined the combined training program of the Animal Medical Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Rockefeller University as a veterinary anatomic pathology resident; he completed his residency in 2006. He stayed on as an associate pathologist with the Animal Medical Center until 2007, when he became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Since 2007, he has been with the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine as a veterinary pathologist and senior research scientist. Dr. Luong joined IDEXX in October 2014. He is widely published in the fields of laboratory animal science/pathology and biomedical research through his collaborations at Stanford University. He supports the training of residents in veterinary pathology and was a member of the ACVP Examination Committee until 2017. In his spare time, he has an unhealthy obsession with rock climbing.
Joe Malatos, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University
Area(s) of interest: aquatic animal pathology, non-domestic/zoo pathology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Malatos is originally from Massachusetts and completed his veterinary degree in 2015 at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a residency in anatomic pathology with a special focus in zoo, aquatic, and wildlife pathology at Cornell University and the Bronx Zoo in 2018. Dr. Malatos was also board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2018. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in aquatic animal pathology at the NY Aquarium and worked as an independent contractor with the Aquatic Health Program at Cornell until joining IDEXX in 2020. Dr. Malatos currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he enjoys playing volleyball, exploring the city, and finding the best pizza spots.
Valeria Cafe Marcal,BVetMed MVSc DipACVP

School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Area(s) of interest:
immunohistochemistry, bone and soft tissue pathology, exotic species, neuropathology and dermatology

Dr. Cafe Marcal qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) Brazil in 2002. After qualifying she moved to Switzerland where she learnt German and worked temporarily as an apprentice in a zoological park. She received her master’s degree in 2006 and completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Institute of Animal Pathology (Zoo and Wildlife Department) University of Berne in 2008 and attained board certification (ACVP) in 2013. She served in a variety of positions in diagnostic pathology in the United Kingdom. Dr. Cafe Marcal grew up in Brazil and currently resides in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. She joined IDEXX as a contracting anatomic pathologist in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and walking her Labrador.
Morgan Matthews, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University, Tufts University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: ocular

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Dr. Matthews is a North Carolina native. She attended North Carolina State University, where she received both her undergraduate degree and eventually her DVM in 2017. She completed her anatomic pathology residency at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. During her residency, she developed a strong interest in ocular pathology and diagnostic pathology. Prior to veterinary school, she worked as a veterinary technician for 5 years, which provided clinical experience and gave her an appreciation of small animal general practice. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with family.
Megan McCarthy, DVM, DACVP

North Carolina State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: exotic and wildlife species

Dr. McCarthy received her BA from Yale University and her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2013. She completed a residency in anatomic pathology with an emphasis on zoo and wildlife species at the University of California, Davis, and the San Diego Zoo in 2016. She was board certified by the ACVP in 2016. She joined IDEXX in April 2017. She has a special interest in the pathology of exotic and wildlife species.
Joseph McCoy*, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist

Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, ocular pathology, small ruminant and camelid pathology, and medicine

Barbara McMahill, DVM, DACVP, PhD

Technical University of Lisbon

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: dermatopathology

In 2006 Dr. McMahill earned her DVM from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal where she was introduced to dermatopathology, which soon became her passion ad focus. She then moved to Davis, California to train with Dr. Verena Affolter and Dr. Thelma Lee Gross. Completing a residency in anatomic pathology followed by a Ph.D. in comparative pathology at the University of California, Davis. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. While at UC Davis she also attended dermatopathology rounds and lectures at the School of Medicine. She joined IDEXX in 2014 and is currently on the IDEXX Derm Team. She is an editor for the Veterinary Dermatology Journal, a past resident of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. She serves as a manuscript and grant reviewer in the areas of dermatology and dermatopathology. Off-work she likes to enjoy time with her family, photography, gardening, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, and the great outdoors.
Kristy A. Mietelka, DVM, DACVP

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: reproductive pathology, liver pathology, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Mietelka graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and spent 5 years in companion-animal practice in the greater metro Detroit area. She returned to MSU for an anatomic pathology residency in 2007 and spent the final year of her program with a focus in toxicologic pathology at a contract research laboratory. Dr. Mietelka achieved board certification in 2011. She stayed on as faculty at MSU for 5 years, teaching organ histology and systemic pathology to veterinary students, as well as performing diagnostic service work in anatomic pathology. Dr. Mietelka joined IDEXX in January 2016. She enjoys swimming, hiking, camping, canoeing, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two young children.
Alicia Moreau, DVM, DACVP

Western University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology

Dr. Moreau received her BS from the University of North Carolina in 2002. She spent 4 years in the U.S. Army before earning her DVM from Western University in 2010. She rejoined the U.S. Army after veterinary school and spent 4 years in small-animal clinics with a focus on military working dogs. She started her residency in anatomic pathology at the Joint Pathology Center in 2014. She was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017. She joined IDEXX in 2019.
Juan Muñoz, DVM, PhD, DACVP

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: pathology of exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, infectious diseases, liver pathology, lung pathology

Dr. Muñoz received his DVM from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2009. He completed an externship in exotic/zoo animal pathology at a private diagnostic laboratory before joining Washington State University for his anatomic pathology residency/Ph.D. combined program in 2009. In 2015, he finished his Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Muñoz’s areas of interest include exotic/zoo/wildlife animals, oncologic pathology in small animals, infectious diseases, liver pathology, and lung pathology. He joined IDEXX in August 2019. He enjoys spending time with his family (wife, children, and dogs), Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit, cooking, and brewing.
Michelle Nobrega-Lee, DVM, DACVP

University of Tennessee

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: avian pathology, exotic and zoo species, large-animal pathology, ocular pathology, oncologic pathology

Dr. Nobrega-Lee graduated from Tuskegee University in 2007. She then completed a small-animal internship at Tufts University in 2008, followed by an avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2010. That was followed by completion of a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Tennessee in 2014 and subsequent board certification in 2014. She enjoys time with her family and riding horses in her free time.
Janelle M. Novak, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, gastrointestinal, oncology, pocket pets

Dr. Novak received her veterinary and graduate training concurrently at the University of Florida completing her DVM in 2008, and Ph.D. in 2007, through the assistance of the NIH. Dr. Novak completed her residency training at the University of Tennessee and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. Dr. Novak joined IDEXX immediately after boards. Her interests include diagnostic pathology with special interests in gastrointestinal pathology, tumor pathology, and pocket pets.
Kara Priest, DVM, MS, DACVP

St. George’s University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology with a special interest in avian and aquatic species

Dr. Priest received her DVM from St. George’s University completing her clinical year at Oklahoma State University in 2012. After 2 years as a small animal general practitioner in the Reno/Tahoe area, she ventured back to her homeland of Connecticut to complete a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology and obtained a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Connecticut/Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. After completing her residency, she worked as faculty at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University including the role of Residency Coordinator in the Anatomic Pathology department. She joined IDEXX in June 2020. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an avid observer of nature.
Geneviève Remmers, DVM, DACVP

University of Montreal

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: bone pathology, immunohistochemistry, oral pathology, diagnostic pathology

Dr. Remmers received her DVM from the University of Montreal in 2008. Following graduation, she completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Remmers attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification in 2011. She is fluent in French and English and is able to provide anatomic pathology consults in both languages. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal and oral pathology. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Remmers enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her three children, husband, and two dogs, Tiffany and Raphael.
Michael Richardson,DVM, MBA, DACVP

Colorado State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: liver, lung

Dr. Richardson earned his MBA and DVM from Colorado State University in 2016, and completed his residency training at Michigan State University in 2018. In 2019, he completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Richardson is interested in digital pathology and the use of image analysis tools to add objective measures to the pathologists tool kit, and has special interests in liver and lung pathology. In his free time, he enjoys running, skiing, cycling, and searching for the perfect doughnut.
Randall L. Rietcheck, DVM, DACVP

Kansas State University

Manager of Pathology
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic anatomic pathology and leadership development

Dr. Rietcheck received his DVM from Kansas State University. After almost a decade of work in private practice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he proudly served almost 22 years in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. His residency training in veterinary anatomic pathology was completed at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and he attained board certification that year. Dr. Rietcheck has served in a variety of leadership positions in pathology in the U.S. Department of Defense, culminating as director of the Department of Veterinary Science at the Army Medical Department Center and School. He enjoys traveling and many outdoor activities with friends and family.
Stacy Rine, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology

Dr. Rine completed her DVM at the University of Florida in 2000 and worked in private practice for 15 years, including 8 years as a practice owner. She completed a residency in anatomic pathology in 2018 and joined IDEXX the same year. Her hobbies include woodworking, model trains, photography, and birdwatching with her wife. Their pets include their cat Harry and their little dog.
Mark Evan Robarge, DVM, MS, DACVP

Purdue University

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Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, infectious diseases, avian pathology, large-animal pathology

Dr. Robarge completed his veterinary degree in 2012 and his anatomic pathology residency in 2015, both at Purdue University. He became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015 and joined IDEXX in January 2016. Dr. Robarge is a member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. He lives in Zionsville, Indiana, where he enjoys various outdoor activities, including hiking, wakesurfing, and paddleboarding, while also staying active with the Zionsville Aquatic Masters swim team.
Elisa N. Salas, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: neuropathology, dermatopathology, ocular pathology

Dr. Salas grew up in Philadelphia. Her training included her DVM at Cornell with 4 years of mixed, small, and exotic animal practice to her residency at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. During that time, Dr. Salas developed and taught her own gross pathology class, focusing on exotic animals. In addition to her pathology experience, she has a strong interest in digital pathology, cancer diagnostics, and big-data analysis with multiple publications and presentations in these fields. After passing her boards in 2013 she worked in industry and later joined Idexx in 2015. In addition to her pathology work, she serves as a consultant on the Veterinary Information Network and is a member of the Pathology Informatics Committee of the ACVP. Her hobbies include quilting, cycling, craft beers, gaming, and spending time with her 2 kids and friends.
Ravi Seebaransingh, BVetMed, MSc, MRCVS, DACVP

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, exotic species

Dr. Seebaransingh graduated in 1991 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He worked in mixed practice, both private and government in Trinidad (Caribbean), before pursuing a master of science degree in pathobiology at University of Guelph in 1997. He then returned to Trinidad and worked at the National Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for 5 years and subsequently spent 8 years at the University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine, where he lectured in general and systemic veterinary pathology. He also provided gross and diagnostic pathology services on a wide range of species. Dr. Seebaransingh received board certification in 2009 and joined IDEXX in 2012. He enjoys photography, hiking, bird-watching, and tai chi.
Alba Maria M. Shank, DVM, MS, DACVP

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Manager, East Region
Area(s) of interest: eye pathology, reproductive pathology, diseases of small and large ruminants and camelids

Dr. Shank was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and completed her DVM and MS at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed a veterinary anatomic pathology residency at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in 2009. In 2010 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to work at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and became a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist in September 2011. She joined the IDEXX team at the North Grafton, Massachusetts, laboratory in February 2012 and was promoted to an assistant manager position (east region) in June 2014. Nonpathology interests include gardening, canning, knitting, farming, hiking, camping, general outdoorsy stuff, and playing in the dirt with her three children and husband.
Steve Smith, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, hepatic pathology, oral pathology, tumor pathology

Dr. Smith has been in the field of veterinary pathology since 1989. He earned a BA in biology from Cornell University in 1979, after which he worked as a veterinary technician and then as an organ transplant technician at UCLA. He completed his DVM at the University of California, Davis in 1989, and a residency in anatomic pathology in 1992, also at Davis. He became board certified and joined the IDEXX pathology team in 1993. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and exploring the natural landscapes of California and the Pacific coast with his son.
Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Iowa State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: computational pathology, avian and exotics, neuropathology, neoplasia, infectious disease

Dr. Snook graduated from Iowa State University in 2002. After 4 years in private practice and emergency medicine, he began his residency at Louisiana State University and was board certified in 2009. In 2013, he finished his Ph.D. focusing on globoid cell leukodystrophy. He worked at a state diagnostic laboratory for 4 years with a focus on small animals, reptiles, and amphibians before starting at IDEXX in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and spending time with his family.
Nick Sorensen, DVM, DACVP

Washington State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: large-animal pathology (especially bovine respiratory disease), dermatopathology, infectious disease

Dr. Sorensen grew up in Bozeman, Montana, and has been involved with veterinary medicine from the time he could accompany his father on large-animal farm calls. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Montana State University, he completed his DVM at Washington State University in 2008 and returned to Montana to practice mixed-animal medicine. His interest in pathology led him to apply for residency positions and in 2012 he began his anatomic pathology residency at Oklahoma State University, became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015, and began working for IDEXX in 2016. He has been a member of the IDEXX Dermatopathology team since 2020. In his spare time, Dr. Sorensen spends as much time as possible with his wife, two daughters, and dog Lily. Outside of family and work, his interests include weightlifting, fly fishing, and anything else you can do outside.
Melinda Stewart, BSc(Vet), BVSc, PhD, MANZCVS (Pathology), DACVP

University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: anatomic pathology, production animal and aquatic pathology

Dr. Stewart graduated from the University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science with first-class honors and the completion of an honors project in neuroimmunology. She completed a PhD from the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine in T-cell immunology. She has achieved membership in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) in pathology and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (anatomical pathology). As an adjunct professor of the University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science and through development of the State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Veterinary Pathology Residency Program, she has a strong focus on the training of future veterinary pathologists. Dr. Stewart joined the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries in 2008 as a veterinary pathologist, becoming the principal veterinary pathologist in 2012 and director of laboratory services in 2016. She has held the positions of deputy chief veterinary officer of NSW and honorary president of the Australian Society for Veterinary Pathologists. She enjoys ocean swimming and spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Leah R. Stein, DVM, MPH, DACVP

Michigan State University

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general diagnostic pathology, oncologic pathology, hematopathology

Dr. Stein received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2017 and remained at the university for a residency in anatomic pathology. She joined IDEXX following the completion of her residency in August 2020. During veterinary school and residency, she was engaged in research in diagnostic pathology, which established her interests in oncologic pathology and hematopathology (specifically lymphoproliferative diseases). Dr. Stein also completed her Master’s in Public Health (2016) and Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (2014) at Michigan State University. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, cooking, gardening, playing with her dog and cat, and spending time outdoors with her husband.
Shane Stiver, BS, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), DACVP

UC Davis

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general and surgical pathology

Dr. Stiver came to veterinary pathology following 12 years as a practicing veterinarian in northern California. He received a BS in zoology from the University of California, Davis, in 1985, and his DVM from UC Davis in 1989. He was an associate small-animal practitioner in San Rafael, California, for 2 years before purchasing and operating Frontier Pet Clinic in Napa, California, in 1991. A small-animal practitioner, he expanded the practice to include avian and exotic patients. He was board certified in canine and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1998. He left clinical practice in 2001 and returned to academia, completing a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Georgia in 2004. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004, when he joined IDEXX as a veterinary anatomic pathologist. Dr. Stiver enjoys case consultation with his colleagues in veterinary practice and has an interest in medical illustration. He serves as a subject matter expert for the California State Veterinary Medical Board.
Rommel Max Tan, DVM, MS, DACVP, PhD

University of the Philippines

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: general diagnostic pathology, hepatic pathology, ocular pathology, mammary pathology

Dr. Tan received his DVM from the University of the Philippines in 2005. Afterward, he completed an MS degree from the University of Maryland in 2008. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Illinois in 2011 and attained board certification that year. He also completed a Ph.D. from the same institution in 2013. Dr. Tan served as an assistant professor in a small agricultural college in 2014. He joined IDEXX in April 2015, and he enjoys traveling and watching movies.
Jeremy Tobias, DVM, DACVP

Cornell University

Manager of Pathology
Area(s) of interest: surgical pathology, eye pathology

Dr. Tobias attended Cornell University for his undergraduate studies and received his veterinary degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He subsequently stayed on to complete an anatomic pathology residency. In 2014, Dr. Tobias attained American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification and joined IDEXX Laboratories.
Leslie N. Tomblin, DVM, DACVP

University of Florida

Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: small animal diagnostic pathology, food animal pathology, ocular pathophysiology

Dr. Tomblin earned her DVM from the University of Florida prior to entering private practice (dairy and small animal). After 6.5 years of general practice, she returned to the University of Florida to complete an anatomic pathology residency, achieving the status diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2019. Upon certification, Dr. Tomblin began working as an assistant clinical professor in pathobiology at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Starkville, Mississippi before joining IDEXX in 2021. In this position, she devoted much of her time performing necropsies and reading biopsies, while also maintaining responsibilities for teaching veterinary students and anatomic pathology residents. Dr. Tomblin’s primary interests include small animal diagnostic pathology and ocular pathophysiology. She currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida, and in her free time, enjoys travelling, painting, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family and myriad of four-legged critters.
Laura Wennerdahl, DVM, DACVP

Ross University (DVM) & University of Missouri (residency)
Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, ocular pathology, infectious diseases

Dr. Wennerdahl received her DVM from Ross University. She spent a year in small animal practice before starting her anatomical pathology residency at the University of Missouri. Following residency, she worked at a veterinary diagnostic laboratory for 4 years before joining IDEXX Reference Laboratories in the fall of 2019. Her professional interests include diagnostic pathology, with special interest in ocular pathology and infectious diseases. In her free time, Dr. Wennerdahl enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, mushroom hunting with local mycology clubs, and traveling. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats and is happy to have transplanted from the Midwest to the Southeast.
Leslie D. Wilson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Louisiana State University
Anatomic Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: orthopedic pathology, exotic animal pathology, large animal pathology, general diagnostic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology

Dr. Wilson received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 1998 and completed a combined residency in pathology/PhD program in 2005. After a brief Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was hired as a faculty Pathologist at the LSU-SVM, where she taught orthopedic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology, general pathology, and diseases of foreign animals in both the professional and graduate curricula until she joined IDEXX in 2018. Prior to vet school, Dr. Wilson obtained her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she earned a Certificate of Specialization in Primatology working with various species of prosimian primates at the Duke University Lemur Center. She is a (now retired) competitive equestrienne and marathoner, who spends her free time chasing around her 4 dogs, and teaching group exercise classes every morning before work.

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