The VA-MD Vet Med Pathology Combined Residency/Ph.D. Program is one of the few combined training environments nationally dedicated to preparing graduates for careers in either veterinary clinical pathology or anatomic pathology and as research scientists.
The major objectives of the residency program are:
- to provide sufficient pathology training for the resident to achieve competency as a diagnostic pathologist
- to enable the resident to qualify for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
- to provide the resident with sufficient current research training for success as an independent investigator
The Ph.D. portion of the training program is intended to provide training in a research area so that the graduate may perform effective, independent research. The program will also provide for experience and training in teaching. Completion of the program requirements will prepare graduates for positions in academic institutions, industry or governmental agencies.
Pathology Training Program Mentors
Katie M. Boes, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPClinical Pathology Residency CoordinatorAssistant Professor, Clinical PathologyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas E. Cecere, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVPAnatomic Pathology Residency CoordinatorAssistant Professor, Anatomic Pathologytcecere@vt.edu 540-231-8505
Bernard S. Jortner, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVPProfessor, Anatomic Pathologybjortner@vt.edu 540-231-4817
Tanya LeRoith, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVPAssistant Professor, Anatomic Pathologytleroith@vt.edu 540-231-7627
Kevin Lahmers, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVPClinical Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Geoffrey K. Saunders, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPAssociate Professor, Anatomic Pathologygsaun@vt.edu 540-231-7578
D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhDProfessor, Anatomic Pathologydpsponen@vt.edu 540-231-4805
Kurt L. Zimmerman, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVPAssociate Professor, Anatomic and Clinical Pathologykzimmerm@vt.edu 540-231-3692
Potential PhD Advisors
Areas of research interest can be found on individual faculty biographical pages, which can be found using links on the following pages.