Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology)
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
Active Research Grants
Co-Principal Investigator, Feline primary congenital hypothyroidism: Establishing normal reference intervals and treatment guidelines, Karen M Vernau (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline Foundation
Co-Principal Investigator, Feline primary congenital hypothyroidism: Establishing normal reference intervals and treatment guidelines, Karen M Vernau (Principal Investigator), CCAH matching funds
Honors and Awards
1991 Best graduate student seminar, Department of Pathology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.
2007 CL Davis Foundation Journal Award
2012 Jerry and Teresa Kaneko Career Development Award in Clinical Pathology
2013 Elected to the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2020 Schwartz D, Vernau K, Vernau W: Chapter 47, Central Nervous System Neoplasia in the Dog and Cat, Sharkey LC, Radin MJ, (ed), Veterinary Cytology , . 619-637.
2019 Moore PF, Vernau W, Leutenegger CM, Cornwell D: Chapter 31, Molecular Methods in Lymphoid Malignancies, Valenciano AC, Cowell RL , (ed), Cowell & Tyler’s Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, 5th edition, . .
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.
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.
Veterinary Clinical Pathology