Under the direction of Dr. Anne Avery, the mission of the Clinical Hematopathology Laboratory (formerly Clinical Immunology) is to aid veterinarians in the accurate diagnosis of hematologic malignancies, and to further our understanding of these diseases in canine and feline patients. They have provided diagnostic testing services since 2002, and in 2019 tested samples from more than 13,500 unique canine and feline patients from over 2,700 clinics. These cases, and the follow up information generously provided by submitting clinics, has helped to better define breed trends in lymphoma and leukemia, factors involved in prognosis, and to identify parallels between human and canine lymphoma.
About Dr. Avery
Dr. Avery received her V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Cornell University. She was a post-doctorate fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and is currently a professor of immunology at Colorado State University, as well as the Director of the Clinical Hematopathology Laboratory.