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William Vernau- BSc, BVMS, DVSc, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

3311 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 7162
wvernau@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Clinical, phenotypic and molecular characterization of hemic neoplasia in dogs and cats, some types of which mimic the behavior of their human counterparts and thus have additional comparative biomedical significance. General veterinary clinical pathology with an emphasis on veterinary hematology and cytology, particularly immunophenotyping and diagnostic immunocytochemistry, and the diagnostic assessment of cerebrospinal fluid.

Specialty Focus

Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Education

1982 BSc , Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
1984 BVMS , Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
1990 DVSc , University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2000 PhD , University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA

Honors and Awards

2013 Elected to the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
2012 Jerry and Teresa Kaneko Career Development Award in Clinical Pathology
2007 CL Davis Foundation Journal Award
1991 Best graduate student seminar, Department of Pathology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • William Vernau: A novel and likely inherited lymphoproliferative disease in British Shorthair kittens. 2015 Aberdein D, Munday JS, Fairley RA, Vernau W, Thompson KG A novel and likely inherited lymphoproliferative disease in British Shorthair kittens. Vet Pathol,
  • William Vernau: Implant-associated neoplasia in dogs: 16 cases (1983-2013) 2015 Burton AG, Johnson EG, Vernau W, Murphy BG Implant-associated neoplasia in dogs: 16 cases (1983-2013) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • William Vernau: Biphenotypic B-cell lymphoma in 2 cats. 2015 Granum L, Gorman E, Ruaux C, Vernau W Biphenotypic B-cell lymphoma in 2 cats. Vet Clin Pathol,
  • William Vernau: Tracheobronchial brush cytology and bronchoalveolar lavage in dogs and cats with chronic cough: 45 cases (2012-2014). 2015 Zhu BY, Johnson LR, Vernau W Tracheobronchial brush cytology and bronchoalveolar lavage in dogs and cats with chronic cough: 45 cases (2012-2014). J Vet Intern Med,
  • William Vernau: Thymoma-associated lymphocytosis in a dog 2014 Burton AG, Borjesson DL, Vernau W Thymoma-associated lymphocytosis in a dog Vet Clin Pathol,
  • William Vernau: Diagnostic utility of aqueocentesis and aqueous humor analysis in dogs and cats with anterior uveitis 2014 Wiggans KT, Vernau W, Lappin MR, Thomasy SM, Maggs DJ Diagnostic utility of aqueocentesis and aqueous humor analysis in dogs and cats with anterior uveitis Vet Ophthalmol,
  • William Vernau: Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal sac in a spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta). 2013 Goodnight AL, Traslavina RP, Emanuelson K, Affolter VK, Gaffney PM, Vernau W, Williams C, Wu CI, Sturges BK, Lowenstine LJ Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal sac in a spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta). J Zoo Wildl Med,
  • William Vernau: Diagnostic utility of aqueocentesis and aqueous humor analysis in dogs and cats with anterior uveitis 2013 Wiggans KT, Vernau W, Lappin MR, Thomasy SM, Maggs DJ Diagnostic utility of aqueocentesis and aqueous humor analysis in dogs and cats with anterior uveitis Vet Ophthalmol,
  • William Vernau: Clinical Characteristics and Outcome in Dogs with Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma. 2013 O'Brien D, Moore PF, Vernau W, Peauroi JR, Rebhun RB, Rodriguez CO, Skorupski KA Clinical Characteristics and Outcome in Dogs with Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma. J Vet Intern Med,
  • William Vernau: Hepatosplenic and Hepatocytotropic T-Cell Lymphoma: Two Distinct Types of T-Cell Lymphoma in Dogs. 2013 Keller SM, Vernau W, Hodges J, Kass PH, Vilches-Moure JG, McElliot V, Moore PF Hepatosplenic and Hepatocytotropic T-Cell Lymphoma: Two Distinct Types of T-Cell Lymphoma in Dogs. Vet Pathol,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2011 Vernau W, Vernau KM, Bolon B: Chapter 19: Cerebrospinal fluid analysis in toxicological neuropathology. , Bolon B, Butt MT, (ed), Fundamental Neuropathology for Pathologists and Toxicologists: Principles and Techniques. 271-83.

2010 Valli T, Vernau W: Chpater 64: Classification of leukemia and lymphoma, Weiss DJ, Wardrop KJ, (ed), Schalm's Veterinary Hematology, 6th Edition. .

2008 Vernau W, Vernau K, Bailey CS: Chapter 26: Cerebrospinal fluid, Kaneko JJ, Harvey JW, Bruss ML, (ed), Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals, Sixth Edition, San Diego. 769-819.

2002 Valli VE, Jacobs RM, Parodi AL, Vernau W, Moore P: WHO International histological classification of tumors of domestic animals, Valli VE, (ed), Histological Classification of Hematopoietic Tumors of Domestic Animals. Second Series, Volume VIII, Washington, D.C. .

2000 Moore PF, Vernau W: Lymphocytes: Differentiation molecules in diagnosis and prognosis, Jain NC, Zinkl JG, Feldman BF, (ed), Schalm's Veterinary Hematology, Fifth Edition. 247-55.