Clinical Pathology

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Paul Avery

Faculty

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-5423

Office: 970-491-6138

Email: paul.avery@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Avery is Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology. His laboratory studies the early immune events surrounding feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection as a means to better understand the critical elements in the control of lentiviral infections, notably HIV. He specifically studies CD8+ T-lymphocyte and dendritic cell responses to mucosally acquired FIV and the effects that augment the innate and cell-mediated immune response have on host control of the virus. A second focus is enhanced detection and discrimination of lymphomas and leukemias in dogs and cats. Immunophenotyping and gene microarray analysis are being used to identify prognostic markers in canine lymphocytic leukemias.

Henrietta Bauer-Gately

State Classified

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Office: 970-297-1290

Email: henrietta.bauer-gately@colostate.edu

Andrea Bohn

Faculty

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Office: 970-297-5111

Email: andrea.bohn@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Bohn's position is heavily weighted in teaching and service, therefore she predominately has interest in collaborations and clinical projects. With an interest in many aspects of veterinary clinical pathology and in working to update and advance the profession's knowledge base and diagnostic capabilities, her most recent project is evaluation of the proteome of dog urine during acute renal failure.

Samantha Evans

Post Doctoral - Clinical Pathology Resident

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Email: samantha.jm.evans@colostate.edu

Biography

Like so many others, I can remember wanting to be a veterinarian since I could hold a single thought in my brain. I hail from Broomfield CO, and though my dream school was Cornell University, I went to Colorado State University and it may have been the best decision I ever made! Fall 2018 I started a combined DVM/PhD program at the UC-Davis, where I studied retroviral (specifically FIV) molecular pathogenesis and therapeutic eradication strategies, meaning we worked toward a cure for HIV/AIDS using a feline model and One Health perspective. Next I moved to East Lansing, Michigan for my small animal medicine and surgery internship at Michigan State University. Finally, I returned to Fort Collins to pursue this residency, and I couldn't feel any luckier. My research interests include comparative virology, anti-viral therapeutics, and viral vectors for gene therapy. I am also passionate about animal welfare and veterinary education, and my ultimate goal is to become a professor one day!

Adam Harris

Post Doctoral - Clinical Pathology Resident

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Email: adam.dugger@colostate.edu

Biography

I’m from a very small town in North Carolina, and I grew up next to a dairy farm. I’ve loved working with animals ever since I can remember, including the six years I was a Veterinary Technician. While pursuing my goal to become a veterinarian, at North Carolina State University, I was bitten by the research bug. The latest research project I was involved in investigated using Listeria monocytogenes as a vaccine vector. This project opened my mind to pursuing more interests in immunology such as, development of vaccines or novel immunotherapies. I grew to appreciate clinical pathology and research simultaneously and naturally was drawn to CSU’s residency/PhD program. During my free time I love to ski, hike, bike, eat, and going on walks with my two dogs, Tootsie and Luna.

Debra Herasimtschuk

State Classified Hourly

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Office: 970-297-1290

Email: debra.herasimtschuk@colostate.edu

Lugene Jackson

State Classified

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Office: 970-297-1290

Email: lugene.jackson@colostate.edu

Amy MacNeill

Faculty

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Office: 970-297-5112

Email: amy.macneill@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Amy MacNeill graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in chemistry in 1994 and a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1998. Following a year in private practice, she returned to the University of Florida to complete a PhD. in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Moyer and a residency in veterinary clinical pathology. She became a board-certified veterinary pathologist in 2004 and was awarded a Ph.D. in virology and immunology in 2005. That same year she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In 2014, she accepted a clinical pathology faculty position at Colorado State University. She coordinates the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology Department Combined Residency Program. Her research interests include isolation and characterization of canine and feline tumor cells and the study of poxviruses as anticancer agents.

Cait Martinez

Post Doctoral - Clinical Pathology Resident

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-5178

Email: caitlyn.martinez@colostate.edu

Biography

I grew up in Tucumcari, a small town in eastern New Mexico and don't remember hoping to be anything but a veterinarian. So I planned my accordingly; attending Kansas State University and then to Colorado State University for vet school. When I started, I had only ever worked summers at a small veterinary clinic back home, primarily cleaning kennels. I didn't have a clear understanding of what it took to become a veterinarian or the different facets of veterinary medicine. However I came to realize that pathology, especially clinical pathology, would be the ideal fit for me. I was able to work some research experience at both KSU and CSU, most recently studying malaria. I began the Clinical Pathology residency and PhD program in 2015, and enjoy spending free time with my husband and two dogs, Zia and D'Artagnan. My primary research interests are in autoimmune disease and infectious disease, though I'm not sure where my path will ultimately take me.

Russell Moore

Faculty

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Office: 970-297-5124

Email: ar.moore@colostate.edu

Christine Olver

Faculty

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Office 2: 970-297-1290

Office: 970-297-5113

Email: christine.olver@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Olver is Professor of Clinical Pathology. Her research interests include: (1) Red blood cell regeneration and reticulocyte maturation: reticulocytes mature into erythrocytes through a series of secretion pathways, including exosomal secretion pathways. Through proteomic and standard biochemical analysis, this work characterizes the molecular mechanism of exosome biogenesis. In the horse, transferrin receptor expression in serum exosomes is upregulated in a model of regenerative anemia. (2) Diagnostic uses of plasma exosomes: Exosomes, subcellular particles secreted by cells into the circulation, provide a snapshot of cellular activity in distant sites, for example in the diagnosis of canine osteosarcoma.

Connie Peterson

Administrative Professional

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Office: 970-297-1290

Email: connie.peterson@colostate.edu

Kelly Santangelo

Faculty

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Office: 970-491-5015

Email: kelly.santangelo@colostate.edu

Linda Vap

Faculty

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Office: 970-297-0312

Email: linda.vap@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Vap’s first career involved working in human hospital laboratories as a generalist and eventually as a blood bank section supervisor. This background naturally led to an interest in veterinary clinical pathology and she is now involved with managing the clinical pathology laboratory and continues to be interested all areas of the laboratory including hematology, cytology and biochemistry with special interests involving instrumentation, quality assurance and blood banking.