Pathology/Immuno Pathology

Led by Dr. Amy MacNeill, the Pathology/Immuno-Pathology laboratory is dedicated to the development and use of biomarker assays in cancer of companion and laboratory animals. New automated staining and quantitation technology, study design and planning, as well as veterinary pathology expertise are available. Dr. MacNeill’s research interests include isolation and characterization of canine and feline tumor cells and the study of poxviruses as anticancer agents.


  • Project design and consultation
  • Interpretation of clinical pathological tests (complete blood count, serum chemistry analysis, urinalysis, etc.)
  • Necropsy, dissection and trimming
  • Sample preparation and submission including decalcification
  • Histopathological and cytological evaluation (includes grading, scoring, etc.)
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Immunocytochemistry (ICC), and Immunofluorescence (IF)
  • IHC, ICC and IF protocol development
  • Western Blot/Dot Blot with quantification
  • Droplet Digital PCR protocol development
  • Image collection, analysis and digital pathology
  • Data collection and interpretation

About Dr. MacNeill

Dr. Amy MacNeill graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in chemistry in 1994 and a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1998. Following a year in private practice, she returned to the University of Florida to complete a Ph.D. and a residency in veterinary clinical pathology. In 2005, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois as an assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In 2014, she accepted a clinical pathology faculty position at Colorado State University. She coordinates the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology Department Combined Residency Program.

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Dr. Amy MacNeill
Dr. Amy MacNeill

Pathology/Immuno Pathology Lab
Faculty, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

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