Welcome to the Comparative Neuropathology Program in the Department of Comparative Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Washington. The program is directed by faculty member, Jessica M. Snyder DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology) and co-directed by Piper M. Treuting DVM, MS, DAVCP (Anatomic Pathology). The mission of the program is to provide a comprehensive and collaborative neuropathology resource for investigative groups performing discovery and preclinical studies in animal models of neurologic disease.
Dr. Snyder is a specialist in comparative pathology and veterinary neurology with a focus on neuropathology. She has completed residencies in Veterinary Neurology and in Comparative Medicine and Pathology, and she is uniquely qualified to consult and assist with aspects of study design, disease model evaluation, and histopathological analysis, scoring and data interpretation in rodent and large animal models of neurological disease.
Dr. Treuting is the Chief of Comparative Pathology and directs the UW Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and co-directs the Histology and Imaging Core. She has extensive experience in the pathology of genetically modified mice and the use of mouse models in translational study of human disease. Her research areas center on mouse models in aging, inflammation, and cancer.
Specialized testing for this program is performed through the Histology and Imaging Core at South Lake Union and includes evaluation of biopsies and necropsy samples by state-of-the-art methods including histology and histochemical staining, immunohistochemistry, microscopy and digital imaging, and image analysis and morphometry.
Our services include:
- Consultation and fee-for-service reading of slides
- Assistance with study design
- Animal models, time points
- Selection / collection of samples
- Histopathological analysis / scoring
- Figure preparation for manuscripts