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William Vernau- BSc, BVMS, DVSc, PhD
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)

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Improving diagnostic testing for feline intestinal T-cell lymphoma, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health

Co-Principal Investigator, Patient characteristics, prognostic factors and outcome of dogs with primary high-grade mediastinal lymphoma, Jenna Burton (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • William Vernau: Canine nervous system lymphoma subtypes display characteristic neuroanatomical patterns. 2017 Sisó, S, Marco-Salazar, P, Moore, PF, Sturges, BK, Vernau, W, Wisner, ER, Bollen, AW, Dickinson, PJ, Higgins, RJ Canine nervous system lymphoma subtypes display characteristic neuroanatomical patterns. Vet Pathol,
  • William Vernau: Partial gastrectomy for resection of a gastric leiomyoma in a guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) 2016 Gardhouse SM, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Sadar MJ, DeRouen AJ, Bucy DS, Adedeji AO, Vernau W, Casey KM, Mohr FC, Steffey MA Partial gastrectomy for resection of a gastric leiomyoma in a guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • William Vernau: Hematologic, plasma biochemical, and lipid panel reference intervals in Orange-winged Amazon Parrots (Amazona amazonica). 2016 Vergneau-Grosset C, Polley T, Holt DC, Vernau W, Paul-Murphy J Hematologic, plasma biochemical, and lipid panel reference intervals in Orange-winged Amazon Parrots (Amazona amazonica). J Avian Med Surg,
  • William Vernau: What is your diagnosis?  Liver aspirate from a cat 2016 Heinrich D, Sturos M, Smith K, Vernau W, Overmann J What is your diagnosis? Liver aspirate from a cat Vet Clin Path,
  • William Vernau: Treatment of feline intermediate- to high-grade lymphoma with a modified university of Wisconsin-Madison protocol: 119 cases (2004-2012). 2016 Collette SA, Allstadt SD, Chon EM, Vernau W, Smith AN, Garrett LD, Choy K, Rebhun RB, Rodriguez CO Jr, Skorupski KA Treatment of feline intermediate- to high-grade lymphoma with a modified university of Wisconsin-Madison protocol: 119 cases (2004-2012). Vet Comp Oncol,
  • William Vernau: Clonality testing in veterinary medicine:  A review with diagnostic guidelines 2016 Keller SM, Vernau W, Moore PF Clonality testing in veterinary medicine: A review with diagnostic guidelines Vet Pathol,
  • William Vernau: Comparison of the efficacy of prednisone and cyclosporine for treatment of canine primary immune-mediated polyarthritis 2016 Rhoades AC, Vernau W, Kass PH, Herrera MA, Sykes JE. Comparison of the efficacy of prednisone and cyclosporine for treatment of canine primary immune-mediated polyarthritis J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • William Vernau: Bronchoscopy, imaging, and concurrent diseases in dogs with bronchiectasis (2003-2014) 2016 Johnson LR, Johnson EG, Vernau W, Kass PH, Byrne BA Bronchoscopy, imaging, and concurrent diseases in dogs with bronchiectasis (2003-2014) J Vet Intern Med,
  • 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,

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: Chapter 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.