Animal Health Diagnostic Center

Sign in | Register

ClinPath Banner The Clinical Pathology laboratory is offering Zonisamide testing. more

Zonisamide Testing

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Otero and his mentor, Dr. Erica Behling-Kelly for receiving an award for best basic research presentation at the annual ACVP and ASVCP meeting in Washington DC for his study: The role of high-density lipoproteina (HDL) in modulating neutrophil activation during the transition period in cows.

Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Stokol who received the Educator of the Year award from the ASVCP. Dr. Stokol was nominated for this award by previous Clin Path residents, Drs. Erika Gruber and Nora Springer, who are now on faculty at North Carolina State and Kansas State University, respectively.

Congratulations and welcome to Dr. Julie Allen (our new clinical pathologist), who passed the board examination in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Additional congratulations to Dr. Julie Allen for obtaining the CL Davis Foundation award for Veterinary Clinical Pathology!

Congratulations also to our outgoing resident, Dr. Daniela Hernandez, who also passed the board examination. We also say farewell to Daniela, who is moving to Hong Kong, to take up a position in the Diagnostic Laboratory at City University. Good luck and keep in touch!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Erica Behling-Kelly, DVM, PhD, DACVP, as Director of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory, effective February 1, 2018. Dr. Behling-Kelly takes over leadership of the laboratory from Dr. Tracy Stokol, BVSc, PhD, DACVP, who has led the laboratory since 2002.

Check out our eClinPath website, an online educational resource for veterinarians, and challenge yourself to our Case of the Month! Join us on Twitter (@ClinPathCU), Facebook (ClinPath Cornell) and Instagram (Clin Path at Cornell CVM) for postings, images and eClinPath updates.

Publications in the last two years from the Clin Path crew:

  • "Immunohistochemical Labeling of Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor and Scavenger Receptor Class B Type 1 Are Increased in Canine Lymphoma." Ceres K, Fitzgerald H, Quiznon KS, McDonough S, Behling-Kelly E. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2018;5:340. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00340. Epub 2019 Jan 11.
    PMID: 30687727
  • "Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of an Oral Formulation of Apixaban in Horses After Oral and Intravenous Administration. " Serpa PBS, Brooks MB, Divers T, Ness S, Birschmann I, Papich MG, Stokol T. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2018 Dec;5:304. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00304. Epub 2018 Dec 4.
    PMID: 30564584
  • "Pharmacokinetics of Human Recombinant C1-Esterase Inhibitor and Development of Anti-Drug Antibodies in Healthy Dogs." Wong C, Muguiro DH, Lavergne S, Behling-Kelly E, Goggs R. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2018 Sep;203:66-72. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2018.08.006. Epub 2018 Aug 23.
    PMID: 30243377
  • "A Commercial Soy-Based Phospholipid Emulsion Accelerates Clot Formation in Normal Canine Whole Blood and Induces Hemolysis in Whole Blood from Normal and Dogs with Inflammatory Leukograms." Behling-Kelly EL, Wakshlag J. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2018 May;28(3):252-260. doi: 10.1111/vec.12716. Epub 2018 Apr 6.
    PMID: 29631333
  • "Influence of Multiple Reuse and Resterilization Cycles on the Performance of a Bipolar Vessel Sealing Device (LigaSure) Intended for Single Use." Kuvaldina A, Hayes G, Sumner J, Behling-Kelly E. Vet Surg. 2018 Sep 4. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12948. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 30180278
  • "What is Your Diagnosis? Mandibular Mass In a Cat.: Newman AW, Asakawa MG, Stokol T. Vet Clin Pathol. 2018 Sep;47(3):501-502. doi: 10.1111/vcp.12617. Epub 2018 May 14. No abstract available.
    PMID: 29758098
  • "Subcutaneous Administration of Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin to Horses Inhibits Ex Vivo Equine Herpesvirus Type 1-Induced Platelet Activation." Stokol T, Serpa PBS, Brooks MB, Divers T, Ness S. Front Vet Sci. 2018 May 28;5:106. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00106. eCollection 2018.
    PMID: 29892605
  • "Dogs with Acute Myeloid Leukemia or Lymphoid Neoplasms (large cell lymphoma or acute lymphoblastic leukemia) May Have Indistinguishable Mediastinal Masses on Radiographs." Epperly E, Hume KR, Moirano S, Stokol T, Intile J, Erb HN, Scrivani PV. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2018 Sep;59(5):507-515. doi: 10.1111/vru.12622. Epub 2018 May 3.
    PMID: 29726055
  • "Method Comparison and Validation of a Prototype Device for Measurement of Ionized Calcium Concentrations Cow-Side Against a Point-of-Care Instrument and a Benchtop Blood-Gas Analyzer Reference Method." Neves RC, Stokol T, Bach KD, McArt JAA. J Dairy Sci. 2018 Feb;101(2):1334-1343. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-13779. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    PMID: 29248221
  • "A Retrospective Review of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 35 Dogs Diagnosed by a Combination of Morphologic Findings, Flow Cytometric Immunophenotyping and Cytochemical Staining Results (2007-2015)." Davis LL, Hume KR, Stokol T. Vet Comp Oncol. 2018 Jun;16(2):268-275. doi: 10.1111/vco.12377. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    PMID: 29239119
  • "Diagnostic performance of cytology for assessment of hepatic lipid content in dairy cattle."
    Fry MM, Yao B, Ríos C, Wong C, Mann S, McArt JAA, Nydam DV, Leal Yepes FA, Viesselmann L, Geick A, Goldin K, Jordan A, Behling-Kelly E. J Dairy Sci. 2018 Feb;101(2):1379-1387. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-12897. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    PMID: 29248218
  • "In vitro Inhibition of Canine Complement-Mediated Hemolysis." Hernandez DM, Goggs R, Behling-Kelly E. J Vet Intern Med. 2018 Jan;32(1):142-146. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14871. Epub 2017 Nov 24.
    PMID: 2917110
  • "Development of a plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) assay and comparison of plasma PAI-1 activity in hyperlipidemic/dyslipidemic dogs with either hyperadrenocorticism or diabetes mellitus, and healthy dogs" by Wong CJ, Koch M, Behling-Kelly EL. in Res Vet Sci. 2017 Apr;111:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2016.11.004. Epub 2016 Nov 8.
    PMID: 28266313
  • "Acute leukemia in six horses (1990-2012)" by Barrell EA, Asakawa MG, Felippe MJB, Divers TJ, Stokol T. in J Vet Diagn Invest. 2017 Jul;29(4):529-535. doi: 10.1177/1040638717707724. Epub 2017 May 3.
    PMID: 28467276
  • " Dogs with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Have Clonal Rearrangements in T and B Cell Receptors" by Stokol T, Nickerson GA, Shuman M, Belcher N. in Front Vet Sci. 2017 May 31;4:76. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00076. eCollection 2017.
    PMID: 28620611
  • "Unfractionated and Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin and the Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors, IBMX and Cilostazol, Block Ex Vivo Equid Herpesvirus Type-1-Induced Platelet Activation" by Stokol T, Serpa PBS, Zahid MN, Brooks MB. in Front Vet Sci. 2016 Nov 17;3:99. eCollection 2016. Erratum in: Front Vet Sci. 2017 Feb 10;4:10.
    PMID: 27909693
  • "Evaluation of procoagulant tissue factor expression in canine hemangiosarcoma cell lines” by Lauren Witter and colleagues in Dr. Stokol’s laboratory in the American Journal of Veterinary Research 2017 doi: 10.2460/ajvr.78.1.69.
    PMID: 28029283
  • "Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia in a German Shepherd Dog”, a case report in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation by Drs. Marino (University of Pennsylvania), Tran and Stokol, 2017 Feb 1:1040638716689581. doi: 10.1177/1040638716689581. 
    PMID: 28205462


eClinPath thumbnail
ClinPath Residency thumbnail
Case of the Month
This link leads to the online Clinical Pathology "textbook" This link provides information on our Clinical Pathology Residency This link leads to the Case of the Month.


The Clinical Pathology Laboratory is in the Department of Population Medicine and is also a unit of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University. The Laboratory is staffed by three clinical pathologists, all of whom are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2 clinical pathology residents, a laboratory manager, 7 medical technologists and 2 administrative assistants. We have a high-volume, high-quality laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art analyzers. We provide diagnostic testing and professional consultation services to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, to researchers affiliated with Cornell University and to private veterinary practitioners and researchers throughout New York, the USA, and worldwide.

The clinical pathology section is an academic unit with three mandates:

  • Professional diagnostic service: We are committed to performing high-quality, timely, comprehensive, and accurate laboratory testing of animal specimens in the areas of hematology, clinical chemistry, diagnostic cytology, immunology, and urinalysis. As part of this service, we provide professional consultation for our laboratory results.
  • Education: We are dedicated to educating current and future veterinarians in clinical pathology through our residency program, interactive case-based lectures, laboratories and seminars, elective laboratory rotations for students, interns and residents, and web-based educational resources (see eClinPath below).
  • Research: We are committed to contributing to the advancement of knowledge in clinical pathology through investigative research. Our faculty and residents are actively involved in clinical applied research, which is a vital component of our residency training program.  Current research areas of interest are:
    • Hematopoietic neoplasia, such as leukemia and lymphoma
    • Thrombotic disorders in animals
    • Hematologic disorders, including iron deficiency anemia and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia