Graduate Studies

Contact Person(s):Cleverson D Souza, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVP
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
Clinical Pathology Residency Director
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Washington State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Pullman, WA 996164
Next Open Position:July 15, 2021
Scope:The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking a MSc degree and ACVP certification. Training includes participating in the hospital clinical pathology service, teaching clinical pathology to 2ndand 4th year DVM students, attending courses/seminars and performing basic/clinical research. Individuals who choose to pursue further graduate studies leading to a PhD degree will be encouraged to do so through the College of Veterinary Medicine graduate programs. 
Length of Training:3 yr (residency + MS), 5-6 yr (residency + PhD)
No. of Trainees:2
Compensation:The starting stipend for the position is currently $ 31,716 with WSU graduate student benefits, health insurance, and tuition waiver. There are available funds for professional development. Continuation in the program depends upon acceptable annual performance evaluations.
Requirements:Applicants must have a DVM degree from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine or comparable foreign institution and be eligible for enrollment in the Graduate School at Washington State University. Completion of an internship or comparable practice experience is preferred.
Application:Qualified applicants should submit a letter stating their career goals, a current curriculum vitae, university certified transcripts (to be mailed by the Institution) and three letters of professional recommendation to Dr Cleverson D Souza, DVM, MSc. PhD, DACVP, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, WSU, Pullman, WA 99164-7060; Ph 509-335-0726; email WSU is an AA/EOE.
Full consideration will be given to applications submitted until October 12, 2020. Offers can be made at any time after the application deadline, although our program will abide by the ASVCP training program network’s recommended universal acceptance date of November 16, 2020.
Current Trainee(s):Dr. Michelle DeCourcey, DVM (3rd year)
Dr. David Kim, DVM (2nd year)
Program Goals:
  1. ACVP board eligibility
  2. Graduate education and research
Program Strengths:Hematology/hemostasis, blood banking, cytology, immunopathology, infectious diseases, immunotherapy
Training Activities:Training involves formal coursework, pathology and clinical seminars, teaching professional students, and clinical diagnostic duty. Research may be conducted in any of WSU CVM departments.
Additional Training Areas:Surgical pathology, clinical chemistry, immunology, anatomic pathology, histopathology.
Coursework:Hematology, surgical biopsy, mechanisms of disease, biostatistics, immunopathology, principles of research, biochemistry, molecular biology, diagnostic pathology.
Clinical Pathology Faculty:
KJ Wardrop, DVM, MSc, DACVP, Professor
Cleverson D Souza, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVP, Associate Professor
Faculty Research Interests:Hemostasis, transfusion medicine, flow cytometry, immunology, infectious disease.
Trainees in Last 7 Years and Current Positions:
  • Dr Meghan Eren, DVM, MS, DACVP, Antech, NY
  • Dr Ilaria Cerchiaro, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Charles River Laboratories, Lyon, France
  • Dr Delphine Guldner, DVM, MSc, DACVP, Specialty Clinics, Vancouver, Canada
  • Dr. Meredeth McEntire, DVM, MSc, DACVP, Inland Empire Veterinary, Spokane, WA
  • Dr. Regan Bell, DVM, MSc, DACVP, IDEXX, Portland, OR
This Page Was Last Updated7/6/2020