Veterinary Pathology SAC
Veterinary pathology is the branch of pathology concerned with investigation of disease in animals. Veterinary pathologists further specialise in a diverse range of species groups.
Chair: Professor Roberto La Ragione
- Dr Nigel Brown - SAC on Toxicology, Chair
- Dr Stephen Cahalan - CPD Advisor / Clinical Lead for Academic Activities (co-opted)
- Dr Joseph Cassidy - Veterinary (Anatomic) Specialty Advisor
- Dr Ronnie Chamanza - Chair of Examiners
- Dr Guy Davies - Veterinary Clinical Pathology Trainee
- Dr Kate English - Veterinary Clinical Pathology Specialty Advisor
- Dr Alastair Foote - British Society of Veterinary Pathology (BSVP)
- Ms Fiona Howie - Livestock Pathology & Disease Surveillance
- Dr Kate Hughes - International College Liaison / Research Committee Representative
- Dr Jennifer Irving - Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Trainee
- Prof Peter Johnston - Vice President for Professionalism
- Dr Pamela Kelly - Curriculum Development Representative
- Dr Vini Pintos - Veterinary Microbiology Pathology Trainee
Careers in Veterinary pathology
Looking to find out more about a career in veterinary pathology? The links below will give you more information about this specialty, including interviews with pathologists in this field.
Veterinary pathology underpins all aspects of clinical disease management in animals. When a vet requests a diagnostic test for an animal – be it a pet, zoo animal or livestock – it’s a veterinary pathologist who will investigate and diagnose.
Career case studies
Some people who work in research do just that and nothing else: I’m lucky enough to be involved in the strategic development of the School of Veterinary Medicine, teaching, research and managing staff, too.
I see unusual cases or unusual presentations of cases on a regular basis as a veterinary pathologist and am also exposed to a wide range of species.
My favourite part of my job is the possibility of combining lab work with medical cases. It is very gratifying to know that we are responsible for helping clinicians to solve cases and in some cases avoid the needless use of antimicrobials.
As a specialist in veterinary ocular pathology, Alex Civello sees eye cases from lots of different species. Here, he describes a case from a dog called Crumble.