Department of Pathology

Laying the foundation for veterinary medicine

Pathology plays a role in every aspect of animal and human health. As the study of the process and diagnosis of disease, pathology plays a crucial role in identifying and treating the diseases that affect public health.

We can be found at the microscope consulting with clinicians about changes in the tissue of an ailing dog, in the lab doing research to help advance the understanding of disease and developing preventions or cures, or in the classroom introducing veterinary students to the concepts and mechanisms of disease.

Pathology at a glance


Faculty Members


Graduate Students



Our faculty teach foundational anatomy and histology courses as part of the DVM curriculum and perform a critical service function to our veterinary teaching hospital  and to clinics and organizations within the state and across the nation, providing analysis and diagnosis of samples as well as necropsy services.

We offer a competitive post-DVM residency program in anatomical or clinical pathology  that prepares you for the board examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). For those seeking a Master’s or PhD program, we offer both as part the College’s comparative biomedical science program.

Latest pathology news and stories News

Pathology faculty member selected to participate in SEC Academic Leadership Development Program

Kaori Sakamoto, associate professor of pathology and director of the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program at the College, has been selected…

Related to pathology

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

As part of our pathology department, our diagnostic labs are committed to providing quality, efficient, and affordable service to veterinarians.

Changing the face of animal health through research

Our researchers are actively looking for solutions to common problems and challenges facing animals.

Graduate degree programs

Pathology is one of the many areas of emphasis that you can choose from as part of the College’s Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program.