Dr Christina McCowan, BVSc, BSc (Hons), MACVS (Feline Med), MACVS (Path), DipACVP

Christina has a special role in reporting ophthalmic pathology, an area where she has gained vast experience over the years. Christina is responsible for training of ophthalmology residents in pathology, for their specialty, at Melbourne University Veterinary School, where she was recently appointed an honorary fellow.

Christina graduated from University of Queensland in 1982. She then worked as an employee and a practice owner in mixed practice before returning to study, completing a second BSc in 1997, and her PhD in the characterisation of axon glial interactions in 2006. As part of her fellowship training program, Christina spent some time with Prof. Brian Summers at the University of London.

Over the last few years Christina was employed as a tutor in the pathology department at Melbourne University Veterinary School, with duties principally directed to the diagnostic section, but also included 3rd year anatomical pathology classes, and oversight of the introduction of immunohistochemistry techniques to the laboratory. During this time Christina also received ophthalmic specimens from external providers including leading ophthalmology specialists.

Christina is widely published in neuropathology and ophthalmic pathology. We are sure you will benefit greatly from Christina’s unique set of skills.