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Veterinary Pathology

Veterinary Pathology

Published in Association with American College of Veterinary Pathologists

eISSN: 15442217 | ISSN: 03009858 | Current volume: 59 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Not Yet Specified

Veterinary Pathology is the premier international publication of basic and applied research involving domestic, laboratory, wildlife, marine and zoo animals, and poultry. Bridging the divide between natural and experimental diseases, the journal details the diagnostic investigations of natural and emerging diseases of animals; reports experimental studies enhancing understanding of the mechanisms of specific processes including cancer, infection, immunologic, metabolic and genetically mediated diseases; provides unique insights into animal models of human disease; and presents studies in identification and characterization of environmental (food, plant and chemical) and pharmaceutical hazards.

Written for veterinary pathologists, veterinary diagnostic laboratory staff, toxicologic pathologists, comparative pathologists, medical pathology researchers, environmental scientists, and others involved in veterinary diagnosis and animal research across all animal species, each issue features original articles, in-depth reviews, brief communications and unique case reports. Veterinary Pathology is at the forefront of important issues including emerging disease trends, biothreat, genetic modification of animals, food, chemical and drug safety, environmental monitoring, and diagnostic technologies.

The members of the distinguished editorial board are all internationally recognized in their specialty areas and have achieved awards and recognition attendant with their thought leader reputation.

Among the important topics covered are:

  • Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis
  • Diseases Linked With the Environment
  • Etiology and Pathogenesis
  • Genetically modified animals
  • Genomic, Proteomic and Imaging Technology
  • Immunobiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mechanisms
  • Xenobiotic Injury
  • Zoonotics

Special Focus Issues

Special Focus: Phenotyping Genetically Engineered Mice (GEMs) (January 2012)
The January 2012 issue focuses on te use of genetically engineered mice in biomedical research forms a cornerstone for advancing our understanding of disease. The phenotyping of mutant mice creates a foundation for defining the normal biology associated with the manipulated gene. However, extensive variation in background lesions and responses to myriad endemic infectious agents, even between in-bred laboratory mouse strains, complexes interpretations of histopathologic findings. The challenges in the evaluation of the genetic manipulation of mice, as an independent variable, should not be underestimated. This special focus issue highlights some of these confounding factors, as well as includes GEM phenotyping information not previously gathered together and/or presented in journal format. This issue will emphasize some of the complexities in evaluating gene modifications in mice and will serve as a reference and a resource for pathologists and researchers alike, in their search to better understand genetic function and disease.

Special Focus: Diagnosis and Prognosis of Companion Animal Neoplastic Diseases (January 2011)
The January 2011 issue focuses on veterinary oncology. A lead manuscript, “Recommended Guidelines for the Conduct and Evaluation of Prognostic Studies in Veterinary Oncology,” represents the consensus of an international group of veterinary pathologists, oncologists, and epidemiologists, highlighting the importance of close collaboration among veterinary pathologists and oncologists to advance our abilities to diagnose, prognosticate, and successfully treat animal cancer. A series of manuscripts focus on the current state of prognostication and diagnosis of canine neoplastic diseases, including melanomas, mast cell tumors, mammary carcinomas, soft tissue sarcomas, myeloid leukemias, and lymphomas. Additional consensus manuscripts address the trimming, margin evaluation, and reporting of surgical biopsy samples, the classification of canine malignant lymphomas, and the grading of mast cell tumors. Additional review papers provide detailed insight into current techniques for the diagnosis of neoplastic disease, such as flow cytometry, and highlight the importance of integrating recently gained molecular understanding, such as loss of heterozygocity, into the evaluation of neoplastic diseases. With the emerging use of dogs and cats as models for human neoplastic diseases, well established and uniformly applied criteria to classify companion animal neoplastic disease will form a cornerstone in extrapolation of learnings across species.

Special Focus: Research Challenges and Animal Models in Biological Defense (September 2010)
The September 2010 issue focuses on research challenges and animal models in biological defense. Medical countermeasures against deadly biological select agents like anthrax, Ebola virus, smallpox and highly pathogenic influenza viruses are greatly needed to combat infections that may arise naturally or through acts of bioterrorism or biowarfare. Animal diseases involving such agents are important in their own right or as models of human infections necessary to develop vaccines, therapeutics or other countermeasures. The articles in this issue illustrate the many scientific, regulatory, safety and security challenges that research with biological select agents and toxins must overcome. They also provide a current knowledge base for animal models of several major select agents. A profound expansion of biomedical defense efforts in the United States and other countries in the last decade has provided numerous opportunities at established and recently minted facilities around the world. This issue seeks to engender, among pathologists and biologists of many disciplines, a better understanding of existing biological threats in order to show the way forward and promote the development of the medical countermeasures.

Special Focus: Emerging Diseases and Global Surveillance (January 2010)
The January 2010 issue focuses on emerging and expanding diseases that have caused significant disruptions in recent years. Bird ‘flu, foot-and-mouth disease, bluetongue, and melamine - all emerged in new places or new hosts to cause economic or public health panics. The articles chronicle the underlying reasons and highlight the global disparities in recognition and response capacities, which will ensure continuing emergence. Opportunities abound for recognizing emerging diseases, creating sound public policies, and promoting programs that protect agricultural and public health. This issue encourages animal health communities, in cooperation with local, state, federal, and international agencies, to develop proactive cooperative programs designed to detect and limit these outbreaks.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Veterinary Pathology, an international peer-reviewed journal of natural and experimental disease, publishes manuscripts, reviews, brief communicatons, case reports, editorials, letters, and advertisements for employment opportunities and new products. 

Jeff L. Caswell University of Guelph, ACVP
Andrea Gröne Utrecht University, ECVP
Kazuyuki Uchida The University of Tokyo, JCVP
Managing Editor
Paola Roccabianca University of Milan, Italy
F. Yvonne Schulman Heska, USA
Infectious Disease
Patricia Pesavento University of California - Davis, USA
Jens P. Teifke Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
Degenerative & Immune-mediated Disease
Mitsuru Kuwamura Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Clinical Pathology
Jennifer Johns Oregon State University, USA
Domestic Animals
Monika Hilbe University of Zurich, Switzerland
Andrew D. Miller Cornell University, USA
Nondomestic, Exotic, Wild & Zoo Animals
Dalen Agnew Michigan State University, USA
Francesco Origgi University of Bern, Switzerland
Laboratory Animals
Jerrold M. Ward Global Vet Pathology, USA
Animal Models of Human Disease
Hibret Adissu AstraZeneca, USA
Pharmaceutical Pathobiology
Eric Blomme AbbVie Laboratories, USA
Krista La Perle Takeda Pharmaceuticals, USA
Christiane Löhr Oregon State University, USA
Diagnostic Exercises
Charles Bradley University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dan Rissi University of Georgia, USA
Image Challenge
Fernanda Castillo-Alcala Massey University, New Zealand
Linden Craig University of Tennessee, USA
Taryn Donovan Animal Medical Center, USA
Ingeborg Langohr Sanofi, USA
Deborah M. Gillette  
Hannah Bender Taronga Conservation Society, Australia
Silvia Ferro University of Padova, Italy
Linda Herosian Em&En Designs
Book Review
Piper Treuting Seagen, USA
Past Editors
Editorial Board
Lesly Acosta Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Verena Affolter University of California-Davis, USA
Giancarlo Avallone University of Bologna, Italy
Jeremy Bearss US Army Veterinary Corps, USA
Amanda Beck Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Christof Bertram University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria
Mark Chalkley IDEXX Laboratories, USA
James Chambers University of Tokyo, Japan
Timothy Cooper Laulima Government Solutions/NIAID, USA
A. Sally Davis Kansas State University, USA
Olga Gonzalez Southwest National Primate Research Center, USA
Sushan Han Colorado State University, USA
Takeshi Izawa Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Laura Janke St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
Yava Jones-Hall Texas A&M University, USA
Anja Kipar University of Zurich, Switzerland
Rebecca Kohnken AbbVie, USA
Thijs Kuiken Erasmus University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Elise LaDouceur Joint Pathology Center, USA
Klaus Langohr Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Elizabeth Mauldin University of Pennsylvania, USA
Sebastien Monette Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Tomoaki Murakami Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Alisa Newton Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment, USA
Ilaria Porcellato University of Perugia, Italy
Brian Porter Texas A&M University, USA
Simon Priestnall The Royal Veterinary College, UK
Enrico Radaelli University of Pennsylvania, USA
Roberta Rasotto Histopathology Consultant, Italy
Lorenzo Ressel University of Liverpool, UK
Jana Ritter Centers for Disease Control, USA
Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann University of Florida, USA
Sara Santagostino Genentech, USA
Yuji Sunden Tottori University, Japan
Leonardo Susta University of Guelph, Canada
Somporn Techangamsuwan Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Reiner Ulrich Leipzig University, Germany
Vanessa Vrolyk Charles River Laboratories, Canada
Joshua Webster Genentech, USA
Geoff Wood University of Guelph, Canada
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  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
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  • Clarivate Analytics: Current Contents - Life Sciences
  • Clarivate Analytics: Science Citation Index (SCI)
  • Clarivate Analytics: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • Clarivate Analytics: Zoological Record
  • ProQuest
  • Scopus

    For complete manuscript submission guidelines, please click HERE for a downloadable PDF.


    SAGEtrack is the online manuscript tracking system provided by SAGE Publications. Using this system, all aspects of the review process are carried out online. To submit an article online, please go to the journal’s SAGEtrack website at

    Average time from submission to first decision: 27 days. 


    If you do not have access to the necessary resources for online submission, please send one copy of your manuscript, a cover letter giving the corresponding author’s address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address; a diskette or CD containing the text of your article in Word format; and one copy of your tables and figures to the Editorial Office of Veterinary Pathology at the following address:

    Jill Findlay

    Managing Editor, Veterinary Pathology
    Phone/Fax: 919-793-4777


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