At the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (, I participate in the clinical service program of the Endocrine Section. It involves providing interpretative comments on laboratory reports, providing telephone consultations to veterinarians, assisting with the quality assurance program of the Endocrine Section and participating in research projects under the direction of Dr. Nachreiner with the assistance of Drs. Graham and Refsal. Since October 2002, I am enrolled in a PhD program at Michigan State University with research emphasis on Addison's disease in dogs.

The project is entitled: "Preclinical detection of hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease) in dogs: Development and evaluation of laboratory techniques for the diagnosis of immune-mediated canine adrenal disease.", and is funded by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Aurora, Ohio, USA.
I am also working on the evaluation of a fully automated blood analyzer. This machine was developed for the use in human medicine, and I check if it gives reliable results for the use in veterinary medicine.
Download my latest Power Point presentation here:
Canine Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease).pdf