Lisa Kelly, DVM, PhD, DACVP

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Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences


Clinical Pathology

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607.253.3988



UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA - Athens, Georgia    2013-2016
Clinical Pathology Resident

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA - Athens, Georgia    2008
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Summa Cum Laude

Doctor of Philosophy, Biology

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA - Athens, Georgia    1993
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry – Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Biography/Professional Experience


MONROE ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL – Monroe, Georgia    2008 - 2013
Associate Veterinarian    

HOPKINS BELIZE HUMANE SOCIETY – Hopkins Bay, Belize    Fall 2009, 2010 & 2011
Visiting Veterinarian    

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA – Athens, Georgia     2000-2003
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology    

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION – Atlanta, Georgia       1998 – 2000
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Hepatitis Branch


  1. Clarke, L.L., L.S. Kelly, B.C. Garner , C.A. Brown. 2017. Atypical cytologic presentation and distribution of a histiocytic sarcoma in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  J Vet Diagn Invest. 29(4):541-543.
  2. Sladakovic, I., A. Burnum, U.Blas-Machado, L.S. Kelly, B. Garner, S. Holmes, S.J. Divers. 2016. Mandibular squamous cell carcinoma in a bobcat. J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 47:370-3.
  3. Kelly, L.S., S. Birken, D. Puett. 2007. Determination of hyperglycosylated human chorionic gonadotropin produced  by malignant gestational trophoblastic neoplasias and  male germ cell tumors using a lectin-based immunoassay and surface plasmon resonance.  Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 260-262:33-9.
  4. Kelly, L.S., M. Kozak. T. Walker, M. Pierce, D. Puett. 2005. Lectin immunoassays using antibody fragments to detect glycoforms of human chorionic gonadotropin secreted by choriocarcinoma cells. Anal Biochem.  338:253-62.
  5. Kelly, L.S. 2002. Synthetic DNA used in amplification reactions. pp. 115-160. In Y.E. Khudyakov and H.A. Fields (Eds.), Artificial DNA: Methods and Applications. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  6. Ting, J., L.S. Kelly, T.W. Snell. 2000. Identification of age, sex, and species-specific proteins on the surface of the Harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus japonicus. Mar. Biol., 137: 31-37
  7. Kelly, L.S. 1998. Chemical communication during mate recognition in the harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus japonicus. Doctoral Dissertation, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 110 pp.
  8. Kelly, L.S., T.W. Snell, D. J. Lonsdale. 1998. Chemical communication during mating of the Harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus japonicus. Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. Lond B 353: 737-744.
  9. Kelly, L.S. and T.W. Snell. 1998. The role of surface glycoproteins in mate guarding in the marine harpacticoid Tigriopus japonicus. Mar. Biol. 130: 605-612.
  10. Snell, T.W., R. Rico-Martinez, L.N. Kelly, T.E. Battle. 1995. Identification of a sex pheromone from a rotifer. Mar. Biol. 123: 347-353.

Awards and Honors

  • 2016: Morrow B. Thompson Award for Excellence in Clinical Pathology
  • 2015: C.L. Davis Foundation Student Scholarship
  • 2008: Certificate of Proficiency in Anatomic Pathology
  • 2008: American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Student Achievement Award for proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery
  • 2005-2008: James Cowan & Marjorie Schear Waggoner Distinguished Scholarship
  • 2007: Phi Zeta Honor Society
  • 2007: Georgia Rotaract Club Service Award for the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2007: Salsbury Foundation Scholarship for academic achievement and leadership potential
  • 2007: Program for Excellence in Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2003: Poster Award, 11th Annual Georgia Cancer Coalition Spring Symposium
  • 1998: Graduate Student of the Year, School of Biology, College of Sciences
  • 1997-1998: Graduate Assistants in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship
  • 1994-1997: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 1993-1997: Georgia Institute of Technology Presidential Fellowship

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists    2017-present
  • American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology    2013- present
  • American Veterinary Medical Association    2008 - present
  • Georgia Veterinary Medical Association    2008 - present