William Vernau

William Vernau


Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

3311 Vet Med 3A, Davis, CA 95616

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
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
2016 UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award
2017 UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Graduate and Professional Teaching Award
Most Recent Five 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.
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
Ten Recent Publications

Comazzi S, Avery PR, Garden OA, Riondato F, Rütgen B, Vernau W, European Canine Lymphoma Network
European canine lymphoma network consensus recommendations for reporting flow cytometry in canine hematopoietic neoplasms

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.

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)

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).

Hawley MM, Johnson LR, Traversa D, Bucy D, Vernau KM, Vernau W
Respiratory distress associated with lungworm infection in a kitten.