A graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College in 1990 I spent three years in small
animal and exotic practice before returning to the OVC to complete my DVSc degree in
anatomic pathology. My research was on glomerular disease in mink as a result of
excessive vaccination strategies. From this developed an interest in renal pathology that
has continued to this day and resulted in my authoring the renal chapter in Pathologic
Basis of Disease by McGavin and Zachary. Additionally, research interests include
veterinary neoplasia with special interests in ferret tumors and canine mast cell tumors.
I oversee the immunohistochemistry service here at UTCVM and enjoy offering that
ancillary test for challenging diagnostic and research cases. I teach in the veterinary
curriculum in General Pathology and Oncology. I am involved heavily in the day to day
interactions with our anatomic residency program. 



COX-2 and c-kit expression in canine gliomas (with J M. Janovsky, Kim M. Newkirk, and M R. Ilha), Veterinary and comparative oncology (2013)

Gliomas are among the most common primary neural tumours of dogs. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and c-kit...



Chronic pancreatitis in dogs: a retrospective study of clinical, clinicopathological, and histopathological findings in 61 cases (with B M. Bostrom, P G. Xenolius, R R. Poor, G T. Fosgate, and J M. Steiner), Veterinary Journal (2013)

The objective of this study was to characterize the clinical, clinicopathological, and histopathological findings of...



Adapter-modified Ussing chamber enables evaluation of endoscopically-obtained colonic biopsy samples from cats and dogs (with I Ruhnke, J V. DeBasio, J S. Suchodolski, M W. Musch, and J M. Steiner), Research in veterinary science (2012)

Adapter-modified Ussing chambers have been used for assessment of endoscopically obtained intestinal biopsies in humans....



Pot-bellied pig neoplasia: a retrospective case series (2004-2011) (with Barton Rohrbach), Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc (2012)

The current report summarizes the incidence and variety of neoplasms in pot-bellied pigs as documented...



Evaluation of tyrosinase expression in canine and equine melanocytic tumors (with J C. Phillips, L M. Lembcke, C E. Noltenius, James T. Blackford, D A. Grosenbaugh, and A T. Leard), American Journal of Veterinary Research (2012)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the tissue-restricted expression pattern of tyrosinase mRNA in canine and equine melanocytic...