Careers in Veterinary Pathology
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Careers in Veterinary Pathology
Join us to hear about the different careers available in veterinary pathology. We’ll discuss clinical and anatomic pathology positions in academia, toxicologic pathology, research and diagnostic laboratories. Find out what we do every day, why we chose to work in veterinary pathology and what we like about it.
About the Speakers
Job title: Head of Histopathology, Finn Pathologists, UK
Dr. Melanie Dobromylskyj qualified from Bristol University in 2004, having also intercalated a BSc in Veterinary Pathology at the RVC in 2002. Following a small animal internship at the Animal Health Trust, she completed her PhD in bovine molecular immunology at the Institute for Animal Health and the University of Cambridge in 2009, studying the receptors expressed on natural killer cells. She spent a year as a pathology resident at Glasgow University before joining Finn Pathologists in 2012, where she continued her training in conjunction with a part-time residency at the RVC. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2014 and an honorary lecturer in anatomic pathology at the RVC in 2015. In 2016 she became a RCVS-recognised specialist in veterinary pathology (small animals), and is currently Head of Histopathology at Finn Pathologists.
Job title: Resident in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Ltd, UK
Anne qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2004 and migrated to the UK to do an MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Virology). She worked at the VLA (Veterinary laboratories agency)- now APHA Weybridge as a member of the Rabies group for nearly a year and then worked in Haematology at Axiom Veterinary Laboratories for 10 years.
Anne was successful at the RCVS membership examinations and became a member of the RCVS in 2016. She is currently in her third year of a combined clinical pathology residency between CVS (Consolidated Veterinary Services) and University of Nottingham. She currently works at Axiom as a member of a team of Clinical Pathologists. Anne plans to sit the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) membership examination in October 2020.
Job title: Graduate Research Assistant – PhD Student. University of Minnesota, USA
Albert Canturri is a veterinary pathologist that has worked on diagnostics with all species, but has special interest in diseases of food animals, especially swine. After pursuing a residency in anatomic pathology in the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and becoming a diplomate for the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, he recently started a PhD program in the Swine Group of the University of Minnesota, USA. His research focuses on the development of novel molecular diagnostic techniques to better understand Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae pathogenesis, transmission and prevention in swine.
Job title: Toxicologic Pathologist at AnaPath GmbH, Switzerland
After her veterinary studies, Laura acquired research and molecular pathology experience with a PhD in neuropathology/immunopathology working with Maedi Visna virus in sheep. Feeling fascinated by pathology, she started in 2012 as a co-founder of a GLP-certified Histopathology laboratory “Micros Veterinaria", Spain. Besides the routine diagnostic pathology work, Laura took here her initial steps in toxicological pathology. In 2015, she felt that her pathology knowledge needed to be expanded and consolidated. Therefore, she enrolled on a 3-year combined residency-research program at the University of Nottingham (UK) which led her to successfully passing the Board Pathology examinations of the European College of Veterinary Pathology (2018). Laura then joined AnaPath as a toxicologic pathologist, which allowed her to directly participate in preclinical studies for drug/medical products development (for human and animal health), including: validation of disease models, experimental designs, safety and toxicological studies, efficacy studies, among others.
Job title: Clinical Assistant Professor in Farm Animal Veterinary Pathology, University of Nottingham, UK
Katie graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Bristol in 2008 and worked in mixed and farm animal clinical practice for five years. It was during this time in practice that she developed a strong interest in farm animal pathology and disease surveillance. She then completed a PhD, followed by a residency in anatomic veterinary pathology at the University of Nottingham. In 2020 Katie passed the certifying examination to become a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and is now a Clinical Assistant Professor in Farm Animal Veterinary Pathology at Nottingham Veterinary School.