This website is intended as an easily accessible online database of cell pathology images to complement textbooks and lecture material for veterinary clinical pathology students. To facilitate visual identification of cells by new learners, images are captioned with key features marked and brief descriptions of cell morphology are provided. This database can be continually expanded and improved based on feedback from students. All images are used with permission from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Calgary Veterinary and Clinical Diagnostic Service.
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Cathy Wagg, DVM, Dip ACVP
Dr. Wagg graduated with a BSc in Biology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1993, and then with a DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1998. After several years in small animal practice, she entered a residency program in clinical pathology at the Faculté de Médicine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal in Quebec in 2004, and later became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Wagg joined the veterinary medicine faculty at the University of Calgary in January 2009. She is currently a Senior Instructor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, and teaches within several courses of the DVM program including the 2nd year Clinical Pathology course, Clinical Skills and Clinical Presentations courses, and the 4th year Clinical Pathology rotation. Her research interests are mainly related to education and the teaching and learning of clinical pathology within a veterinary curriculum.
Angelica Galezowski, DVM, Dip ACVP
After graduating from the University of Winnipeg with her BSc in 2003, Dr. Angelica Galezowski obtained her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan in 2007. She entered a clinical pathology residency program at the WCVM thereafter and evaluated the utility of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) as a prognostic indicator in dogs with acute abdomen syndrome for her Master of Veterinary Science project. She completed her residency in 2010 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists that same year. Dr. Galezowski joined the Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) pathology team in Winnipeg, MB in 2010 and in 2013, she was appointed the diagnostic lead for the clinical pathology laboratory. Dr. Galezowski joined the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2017 as an assistant professor in the Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences department where she teaches in the 2nd year Clinical Pathology and Clinical Presentation courses as well as the 4th year Clinical Pathology rotation.
Nicole Fernandez, DVM, Dip ACVP
Dr Nicole Fernandez completed a BSc in biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax NS in 1996 and went on to obtain a DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown PEI. She then studied clinical pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon SK and was awarded diplomate status by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004. From 2005-2017, she was a faculty member at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and helped to develop the DVM curriculum there. She is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at WCVM. Dr Fernandez teaches clinical pathology in the undergraduate program in years 2 and 4 and in the graduate (residency) program. Her research interests include diagnostic hematology and cytology, as well as education in clinical pathology, in particular the use of case-based learning and teaching cytology.
Amy Warren, DVM, Dip ACVP
Dr. Warren graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland, School of Veterinary Science in Brisbane, Australia in 2001 with first class honors and a university medal. In 2002, she completed and internship in small animal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine at the Queensland Veterinary Specialist Centre in Brisbane, Australia. In 2003, she started a residency in anatomic pathology at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, NY, USA. Dr. Warren became a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Pathologists in anatomic pathology in 2006. In 2006-2007, she completed a residency in clinical pathology at Cornell University and became a Diplomate of the AVCP in clinical pathology in 2007. Dr. Warren teaches a number of pathology courses to the UCVM DVM students in years one, two and three. She is also involved with Clinical Skills, Clinical Presentations and Professional Skills courses.
Jantina McMurray, DVM
Jantina graduated from the University of Calgary DVM program in 2014. She worked in small animal practice for a year after graduation. She is currently involved in research and teaching with the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She is also part of the standardized patient program at the Cumming School of Medicine. Her professional interests include veterinary point-of-care ultrasound as well as communication skills training and clinical reasoning in veterinary and human medical curriculum.
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