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, Microanatomy, Neuropathology and Oncology. I am involved
heavily in the day to day interactions with our anatomic residency program and am now the
resident coordinator. I am interested in higher administration positions and was
appointed Associate Department Head in October of 2014. 



Pericardial Mesothelioma in a Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot (Amazona auropalliata) (with Brynn McCleery, Michael P. Jones, Jorden Manasse, Sara Johns, and Rebecca E. Gompf), Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery (2015)

A 37-year-old female yellow-naped Amazon parrot ( Amazona auropalliata ) was presented with a history...



Isolation of Propinibacterium acnes from a case of placentitis and abortion in a cow (with J A. Lyons, D A. Bemis, and M J. Bryant), Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (2015)

On the basis of the scarcity of reports in the veterinary literature, it appears that...



Equine pancreatic disease: A review and characterization of the lesions of four cases (2005–2014), Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (2015)

Equine pancreatic disease is considered rare, and successful treatment is limited. Additionally, antemortem diagnosis of...



Retrospective study of central nervous system lesions and association with Parelaphostrongylus species by histology and specific nested polymerase chain reaction in domestic camelids and wild ungulates. (with C L. Dobey, C Grunenwald, Lisa Muller, and Richard W. Gerhold), Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (2014)

Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues from elk (Cervus elaphus), goats, and camelids with case histories and lesions...



Acute onset of encephalomyelitis with atypical lesions associated with dual infection of Sarcocystis neurona and Toxoplasma gondii in a dog. (with R Gerhold, C M. Grunenwald, A Crews, A Hodshon, and C Su), Veterinary Parasitology (2014)

A two-year-old male, neutered, basset hound-beagle mix with progressive neurological impairment was examined postmortem. Grossly,...