Clinical Pathology Laboratory


Welcome to the Clinical Pathology Laboratory at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  Our lab is directed and staffed by four Veterinary Clinical Pathologists, three residents and six technical staff consisting of certified Medical Technologists (MT/MLT, ASCP).  The laboratory services we provide include:  chemistry, hematology, coagulation, endocrinology, urinalysis, and cytology testing.  We receive samples from our hospital clinicians, outside clinics and research institutions on routine and research samples.  Samples from multiple species are analyzed daily using state-of-the-art automated equipment.  We strive to provide the most accurate and precise results in a timely manner.

Quality of Testing performed at the Clinical Pathology Laboratory:

Our lab performs quality control daily and preventative maintenance as per manufacturer recommendations.  We also participate in two external quality assurance programs.  Our American Proficiency Institute QA Program is performed every other month.  This program compares data generated from unknown samples analyzed in our lab with data from the same analyzer at other laboratories.  We also participate in the EQUAS QA testing administered by Michigan State University.  The routine testing of quality control and proficiency program material allows us to continuously check the well-being of our instruments, reagents and staff’s testing techniques and abilities. 

Address and Telephone:

VTH Clinical Pathology Laboratory
625 Harrison St.
Lynn G351
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 494-7563 or (765) 494-3972


Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Routine submission times are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cytology submission times are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Endocrinology submission times are 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Maintenance Day

The lab is closed the 1st Tuesday of every month from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. so that the laboratory personnel can perform preventative maintenance on all our instruments.

Referring Veterinary Clinical Pathology Forms

Staff Listing


John Christian, DVM, PhD, Laboratory Director
Craig Thompson, DVM, PhD., Diplomate ACVP
Joanne Messick, DVM, PhD., Diplomate ACVP
Andrea Santos, DVM, MSc, PhD.


Natalia Strandberg, DVM
Mara Varvil, DVM
Priscila Serpa, DVM, MSc, DSc

Laboratory Supervisor:

Nicole Rosen, MT (ASCP)
(765) 494-9123

Senior Laboratory Technician:

Stacey Hicks, MT (ASCP)
(765) 494-7563

Laboratory Technologists:

Amanda Bettag, MT (ASCP)
Melanie Prouse, MLS (ASCP)
Michelle Schmierer, MLT (AMT)

Central Lab Submission Site Clerk:

Shalamar Brown-Lampkin
(765) 494-3972

Jennifer Hewitt
(765) 494-7563

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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