Laura J. Black, DVM, DACVP (Clinical)
Dr. Laura Black was accepted into the Purdue Veterinary Scholars Program out of high school based on her strong math and science background and excellent scholastic record, and subsequently qualified to enter the veterinary program after completing her required pre-veterinary curriculum in only 2 years. She earned her DVM from Purdue, graduating in 2006, and spent the next years in small animal practice. During this time Laura discovered her love of pathology, which took her to the University of Florida, where she completed a residency in Clinical Pathology. While at UF, she pursued her special passion for the blood of all things, and in addition to traditional domestic and laboratory animal species, developed expertise in avian, reptilian, and amphibian hematology. Laura achieved board certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) in 2016. She joined SVP that same year, and has been integral to growing our cytopathology and immunocytochemistry programs. Laura is passionate about maximizing the value of all research animal lives, and welcomes the opportunity to assist in this by applying her expertise in comparative hematology and clinical chemistry to support and strengthen basic and applied research projects.