Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences


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Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Dogs  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Pig  

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Cattle  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Horses  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Heather Priest

HeatherPriestClinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology

Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Dept. of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853
Phone:  607-253-3267
e-mail:  hp79@cornell.edu

Research Interests
Research interests: Oncologic pathology, immunocytochemistry and hematopathology.

Education

  • 1989-1994 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


Certifications and Licenses

  • 2010 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology)


Awards and Honors:

  • 2008 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Young Investigator Award. Awarded for outstanding research abstract presentation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology: “Transferrin Receptor Expression in Canine Lymphoma”.
  • 2008 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Travel Grant for participation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathology/American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
  • 1994 American Animal Hospital Association Award
  • 1994 Dr. D.J. McLellan Scholarship
  • 1994 Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Proficiency Prize
  • 1994 Merck Veterinary Manual Prize
  • 1993 Waltham Scholarship and Gaines Pet Food Nutrition Scholarship


Specialty Boards

  • 2010 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology)


Research and Professional Experience

  • 2013-present Clinical Assistant Professor in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
    Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 2011-2013 Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
    Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 2009-2011 Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
    Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 2006-2009 Resident in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
    Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 2000-2004 Nunavut Wildlife Harvest Study Coordinator
    Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
  • 2003 Field Assistant
    Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
  • 1998-2003 Sole Proprietor and Veterinarian
    Arctic Veterinary Services, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
  • 1999-2000 Veterinary Contractor
    Department of Sustainable Development, Government of Nunavut, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
  • 1999 Instructor and Coordinator
    Health Careers Access Program, Nunavut Arctic College, Iqaluit, Nunavut
  • 1994-1998 Associate Veterinarian
    Carling Animal Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



Professional Society Memberships

  • 2012-present Veterinary Cancer Society
  • 2010-present American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • 2006-present American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • 1994-present Registered Veterinarian, College of Veterinarians of Ontario (Canada)



Selected Publications

  1. 2013 DiVincenti L, Priest HL, Walker KJ, Wyatt J, Dittman D. Comparison of Select Hematology and Serum Biochemistry Analytes Between Wild-Caught and Aquarium-Housed Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). J Zoo Wild Med. Accepted for publication July 2013.
  2. 2012 DiVincenti L, Wyatt J, Priest HL, Dittman D, Klindt R, Gordon D, Andrew Preston A, Smith T, Bowman C. Hematologic and Plasma Chemistry Values of Wild Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the St. Lawrence River, New York. (2012) Vet Clin Path. In press.
  3. 2012 Priest HL, Irby N, Schlafer DH, Divers TJ, Wagner B, Glaser AL, Chang YF, Smith M. (2012) Diagnosis of Borrelia-associated uveitis in two horses. Vet Ophthal. 15:6 398-405.
  4. 2011 Ollivett TL, Divers TJ, Cushing T, Priest H, Dawson DR, Peters R, Stokol T. (2011) Acute pancreatitis in two five-day-old Appaloosa foals. Equine Vet J. 44: Suppl 41: 96-99.
  5. 2010 Priest H, McDonough SP, Erb HN, Daddona J, Stokol T. (2010) Transferrin Receptor Expression in Canine Lymphoma. Veterinary Pathology. Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print].
  6. 2010 Bischoff, K, Priest H, Mount-Long A. (2010) Animals as sentinels for human lead exposure: a case report. Journal of Medical Toxicology. 6:2 185-189.
  7. 2009 Schaefer D M, Priest H, Stokol T, Goldstein RE, Belcher N. (2009) Anticoagulant-dependent in vitro hemagglutination in a cat. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 38:2 194-200.