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Colorado State University Clinical Pathology Labratory ​​

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Pathology Environment: Academic with Diagnostic Laboratory samples

Discipline/Field of Study: Clinical Pathology

Length of Externship: 1-2 weeks

Time of Year: All Year

Funding/Stipend: No

Housing Provided: No

Description of Externship:

We receive cytology, hematology and biochemical profile submissions from within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and from veterinary practices across the country. We have a large cytology caseload of approximately 7500 cases per year. Our group consists of 7 board certified clinical pathologists and 3 clinical pathology residents. Informal activities would involve shadowing the clinical pathologists and residents during daily interpretation of cases. We also have a number of self-guided cytology/hematology teaching sets. 

Scheduled activities would include:

  • Weekly histology and clinical pathology slide seminar

  • Weekly "topics" in clinical pathology, journal club discussion

  • Weekly surgical biopsy class directed at residents throughout the hospital

  • Weekly clinical pathology rounds

  • Weekly necropsy rounds

Veterinary students interested in a combinded residency/PhD program are welcome to apply.

​​​Please send a current curriculum vitae and a letter of intent stating your career goals and expectations for the externship experience to:

Christine S. Olver​, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Professor, Clinical Pathology Section
Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology Dept.
Colorado State University

Room 110 Diagnostic Medical Center
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1644

Phone: 970-297-5113

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