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Mary M Christopher- DVM, PhD
Professor
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

3329 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 7970
mmchristopher@ucdavis.edu

   

Specialty Focus

Clinical Pathology

Education

1980 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames,
1988 PhD Pathobiology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul,

Honors and Awards

2010-11 US Fulbright Scholar Award
2010 Lady Davis Fellowship Trust Award, Visiting Professorship at The Hebrew University
2009 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
2008 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
2008 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
2006 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
2002-03 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
2001 Desert Tortoise Council Annual Research Award
1997 North American Outstanding Teacher Award (National Norden), American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
1997 Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, School of Vet Med, UC Davis
1996 Favorite Teacher Award, Class of 1998, School of Vet Med, UC Davis
1995 Favorite Teacher Award, Class of 1997, School of Vet Med, UC Davis
1993 Daniels Young Clinical Investigator Award, College of Vet Med, University of Florida
1993 Teacher of the Year, Class of 1995, College of Vet Med, University of Florida
1993 Teacher of the Year, College of Vet Med, University of Florida
1989 National Phi Zeta Research Award in Veterinary Medicine
1988 Finalist, Oelshlegel Research Award in Red Cell Metabolism and Function
1985 C.L.Davis Foundation, Veterinary Pathology Scholarship Award
1980 Graduation with Distinction, College of Vet Med, Iowa State University
1978 Frank Walsh Memorial Scholarship, College of Vet Med, Iowa State University
1977 Highest 2% of Veterinary Medical Class, Iowa State University
1973 Admitted to Iowa State University with Recognition and Award

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology)
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Assessment of erythrocyte indices for classifying regenerative anemia in dogs, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Veterinary Editors Conference, (Principal Investigator), Wiley-Blackwell

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2011 Christopher MM Veterinary laboratory medicine. Preface Clin Lab Med,
  • Link Icon 2011 Hodges J, Christopher MM Diagnostic accuracy of using erythrocyte indices and polychromasia to identify regenerative anemia in dogs J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2010 Christopher MM, Hotz CS, Shelly SM, Pion PD Interpretation by clinicians of probability expressions in cytology reports and effect on clinical decision-making J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2009 Waldoch J, Wack R, Christopher M. Avian plasma chemistry analysis using diluted samples Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine,
  • Link Icon 2009 Kidney BA, Dial SM, Christopher MM Guidelines for resident training in veterinary clinical pathology. III: cytopathology and surgical pathology Vet Clin Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2009 Aleman M, Katzman SA, Vaughan B, Hodges J, Crabbs TA, Christopher MM, Shelton GD, Higgins RJ Antemortem diagnosis of polyneuritis equi J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2009 Tivapasi MT, Hodges J, Byrne BA, Christopher MM Diagnostic utility and cost-effectiveness of reflex bacterial culture for the detection of urinary tract infection in dogs with low urine specific gravity Vet Clin Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2009 Cohen TA, Nelson RW, Kass PH, Christopher MM, Feldman EC Evaluation of six portable blood glucose meters for measuring blood glucose concentration in dogs J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2008 Mylonakis ME, Leontides L, Farmaki R, Kostoulas P, Koutinas AF, Christopher M Effect of anticoagulant and storage conditions on platelet size and clumping in healthy dogs J Vet Diag Invest,
  • Link Icon 2008 Johns JL, Shooshtari MP, Christopher MM Development of a technique for quantification of reticulocytes and assessment of erythrocyte regenerative capacity in birds Am J Vet Res,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2008 Christopher MM: Disorders of feline red blood cells, Bonagura JD, (ed), Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV, Small Animal Practice, Philadelphia PA. .

2004 Christopher, MM: Heinz body anemia, Tilley LP and Smith FWK, (ed), The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult, 2nd edition, Baltimore, MD. 433.

2003 Christopher, MM: Cytology of the spleen, , Vet Clin No Amer. 135-152.

2000 Christopher, MM: Heinz body anemia, Tilley, LP and FWK Smith, (ed), The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, 2nd ed., Baltimore MD. 67.

2000 Christopher, MM: Disorders of feline red blood cells, Bonagura JD, (ed), In Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIII, Small Animal Practice, Philadelphia PA. 421-424.