Illinois State, Collinsville, IL
May 1999 – Oct 2012
May 1999 To Oct, 2012
Following the closure of Illinois State Veterinary Laboratory in Oct'12, I am serving the state lab's clients, offering field postmortem, mail-in fixed tissue/organs, surgical biopsy & cytology from my home-based office. I select, coordinate & interprete ancillary tests on fresh tissue, fluid, blood/serum samples that I to a local Vet. Reference Lab, Collinsville IL. My accession is averaging 6.5/ day, slightly below previous lab's number. Unfortunate limitations of my home-based service are: 7 days a week job with no vacation in the horizon, the billing/invoice issues, etc.
Veterinary Pathologist - Illinois State, Animal Disease Laboratory, Centralia, IL: Supervise Pathology lab since May of 1999. Responsible for Gross, Histopathologic & Cytologic interpretations of lesions in all species of animals, birds & wildlife. Assign coordinates & interpret all other ancillary laboratory tests results and formulate final diagnoses & reports. Pre- & post submission written & oral communication/consultation with veterinarians, farmers, pet owners, State & federal regulatory agencies. Participated & developed laboratory QA/QC & SOP. Supervise subordinates in bacteriology, virology/serology & toxicology laboratory personnel. Developed & supervised diagnostic IHCs for routine cases & IHCs for NVSL/NAHML contract cases on TSE surveillance Program. Attends seminars for continuing education.
May 1993 To
Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist
Tennessee State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab,
May 1999 – May 1999
Read surgical biopsies, responsible for Cytology, Gross & Histopathology examinations on food, pet, laboratory and wide range of exotic/zoo animals and birds (>3000 surgical and autopsy accessions annually); coordinates ancillary lab results & formulates final diagnoses; written reports & oral communication; discussing prognostic outcome with veterinary clinicians, farms & pet owners; participation & development of departmental QA/QC program; active participation in departmental seminars in infectious & toxicologic diseases in food animals; case presentation in national & regional veterinary pathology conferences. Attended & participated Pathology weekly seminars at Vanderbilt University , School of Medicine
Aug. 1990 To
Michigan State University,
May 1993 – May 1993
College of Vet Med Diagnostic Lab, Michigan State University: Assume primary responsibility for gross, histopathology, interpretation of final reports on all necropsy and biopsy cases in small, large animals and a variety of other exotic animals and birds; consult & advise clinicians and animal owners on above cases; 50% teaching: General & systemic pathology courses & wet lab on gross and histopathology to professional undergraduate students, junior anatomic pathology residents and graduate students. Read more than 100 companion animal biopsy cases a week in addition to above duties.
Pathology Resident and Research Associate
University of California, San Diego, CA
1987 – 1990
Davis: Participated in gross, Histopathology services and undergraduate teaching at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and Primate Center. Launched several retrospective and prospective studies on non-human primate diseases using in situ hybridization and qualitative and quantitative immunohistochemistry. Participated and coordinated weekly histopathology conferences on primate diseases. A year in zoo and wildlife pathology at the San Diego Zoo.
NIH Fellow Albany Medical College
Ph.D. Candidate - Albany Medical College,
1983 – 1987
NY. Thesis and collaborative research in Neuropathology and Toxicologic Pathology "Central nervous tissue response to injury. Modification of the reactions by exogenous administration of bioactive agents (Gangliosides and Polyamines)". Qualitative light, EM, immunoperoxidase and histoautoradiography. Quantitative Pathology: Classical Morphometry and Digital Image Analysis, Transmission Electron Microscopy: Rat and Cat model of CNS injury. NIH Fellow Albany Medical College. Teach Gross & Histopathology to undergraduate medical students.
Albany Medical College Lab Animal Facility, Albany, NY
1978 – 1980
Experimental surgery support, post surgical treatment pre-clinical drug studies in laboratory. dogs, rodents and primates. Master's Program. College of Veterinary Medicine. Punjab University, India. Thesis Title: Incidence & Etiopathology of Respiratory Diseases in Small Ruminants with special reference to Mycoplasmosis. Teach Anatomy Pathology courses to Undergraduate Veterinary Students.