Contact Information


Phone: 517-353-4773

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
4125 Beaumont RD BLDG 0215, Room 220J
Lansing, MI 48910


  • BS, Michigan State University, 1992
  • PhD, Michigan State University, 2007
  • MS, Michigan State University, 2001
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Van Andel Research Institute
  • Diplomat, American Board of Toxicology

Diagnostic Research

  • Identifying unique chemical markers to differentiate intentional from accidental poisoning incidents
  • Evaluating diagnostic criteria for expected and toxic thresholds of nutrient minerals and heavy metals across species

Current Investigations

  • Use of companion animals as sentinels for environmental lead contamination
  • Implications of dietary copper excesses in the development of hepatic disease

Funding Sources

  • Government contracts
  • Endowed research funds for veterinary medicine
  • Private industries

Teaching Interests

  • General toxicology
  • Regulatory toxicology
  • Veterinary toxicology
  • Forensic toxicology

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Toxicology (SOT)
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)
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