Flavio H. Alonso, DVM, PhD
Dr. Alonso is a recently hired assistant professor in clinical pathology at Ross University with years of training and experience in veterinary and laboratory medicine.
Originally from Brasilia, Brazil, he graduated in veterinary medicine from Universidade de Brasilia, in 2012. During his DVM program, he was selected for an academic exchange program at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar of the Universidade do Porto, in Portugal, and, upon graduation, entered his first residency program in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG); the #1 veterinary school in Brazil. There, he also completed a Master’s and a PhD program, when he had the chance to collaborate on a series of research projects involving the development of prognostic markers for canine parvovirosis and the study of new ways of classifying canine cavitary effusions using a biochemical panel of these samples.
In 2018, Dr. Alonso was accepted into the UC Davis veterinary clinical pathology residency program, where he received further training in cytology, hematology, chemistry and correlated clinical-laboratory topics. He also used his time there to gain more experience in teaching veterinary students, interns, residents and other veterinarians. Upon completion of his program, his research project with lipoprotein electrophoresis of canine and feline transudates was granted the Gerald V. Ling award for outstanding small animal research study, and, in 2020, he became ACVP-board eligible.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (UnB, 2012)
- Residency in Clinical Pathology (UFMG, 2015)
- Master’s degree in Animal Science (UFMG, 2017)
- PhD in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (UFMG, 2019)
- Residency in Clinical Pathology (UC Davis, 2021)
Cavitary effusions, clinical hematology, portal hypertension in small animals, thrombotic diseases and tropical infectious diseases
Alonso F H, Christopher M M, Paes P R O. The predominance and diagnostic value of neutrophils in differentiating transudates and exudates in dogs. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 2021; 00:1-10.
Alonso F H, Mattoso C R S, Paes Leme F O, Paes P R O. Evaluation of a new multiple regression model based on biochemical parameters for the distinction of canine exudates and transudates. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 2021; 00:1-10.
Alonso F H, Bulla C, Paes P R O. Canine cavitary effusion: A retrospective study of 304 cases in Brazil. Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia. 2019; 71(3):869–877.
Paes P R O, Alonso F H, Chaves NG, Andrade A M, Ceregatti M G, Horta R S. Laboratory diagnosis of canine uroperitoneum based on cellular and biochemical characteristics of serum and abdominal fluid. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Accepted May 2021 (In Press).
Alves F S, Alonso F H, Horta R S, Barbosa B C, Beier S, Paes P R O. Prognostic values of physical and hematological parameters of dogs naturally infected with parvovirus PVC-2: Retrospective study of 103 cases. Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia. 2020; 72(6): 2127-2134.