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Saundra   Sample DVM, DACVP

Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology


Courses Taught/Teaching:

BS Biochemistry, Denison University Semester 1, VMS 5111: Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology
DVM University of Illinois Semester 4, VPA 5448: Clinical Pathology
(Internship) VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center Semester 7, VMS 5783: Introduction to Clinics
(Residency in Clinical Pathology) University of Wisconsin Intern Training: Pathology
Case-Based Studies III : Course-coordinator, Instructor


Development of Coral Cytology Techniques, Principle Investigator

Coral Crusaders:  Monitoring of diseased Dichocoenia stokesii in St. Kitts, Co-Investigator

Hematologic and biochemical reference intervals for West Indian Mongoose, Co-Investigator

Hematologic and biochemical reference intervals for juvenile and adult captive African Green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops), Co-Investigator

Lymphocyte type and clonality in canine monocytic Ehrlichiosis, Co-Investigator

Research Interests:  Coral health, reference interval studies


Dr. Peter MacWilliams Excellence in Teaching Award, awarded to a pathology resident who has made outstanding contributions to teaching.


Scallan E, Sample SH, Beierschmit A, Palmour R. Hematologic and biochemical reference intervals for an aged population of captive African Green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Vet Clin Pathol. doi:10.1111/cvp12505

Robat C, Houseright R, Pinkerton M, Sample SH, Murphey J.  Paraganglioma, pituitary adenoma and osteosarcoma in a dog. Vet Clin Patho.2016; 45:484-489.

Sample SH, Webb JL, Shui K, Behr, M. What is your diagnosis? Granules galore! Vet Clin Pathol. doi: 10.1111/vcp.12208.

Pinkos AC, Friedrichs KR, Monaghan K, Sample SH, Trepanier L. Cold agglutinin disease in a dog with Mycoplasma cynos pneumonia. Vet Clin Pathol. In press.

Liebl EC, Forsthoefel DJ, Fanco LS, Sample SH, Hess JE, Cowger JA, Chandler MP, Shupert AM, Seeger MA. Dosage-sensitive, reciprocal genetic interactions between the Abl tyrosine kinase and the putative GEF trio reveal trio’s role in axon pathfinding. Neuron. 2000;26(1):107-118.



Sample SH, Friedrichs KR, Young K, Dryseff J, Bell C. The Thwarted T-Cells: The Itchy Cat Who Couldn’t Catch a Break. American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. December 2012.

Sample SH, Webb JL. Systemic Mycobacteriosis in a Cat. Midwest Veterinary Pathology Association Annual Meeting. Peoria, IL. August 2013.

Teaching Interests: Clinical pathology field include laboratory quality control, cytopathology, and hematology.

Research Interests: Infectious disease within the local green veret monkey population.