the pathologists

As veterinary students at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), Karlee and Laetitia founded the Pathology Club (Student Chapter of the ACVP) and took on the roles of President and Vice President for the first 2 years (yes, they loved pathology from the beginning).

They often discussed how exciting it would be to work together in the future, and 10 years later, here they are making it happen!

Dr. Tatiersky with Hector, a very lazy kitty.

Dr. Tatiersky with Hector, a very lazy kitty.

dr. laetitia tatiersky

anatomic pathologist

BScH, DVM, DVSc, DACVP

Board Certified in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology - Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Doctor of Veterinary Science, Anatomic Pathology - Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph - Class of 2009

Bachelor of Science, Honours - University of Guelph

Dr. Laetitia Tatiersky grew up in Toronto, Ontario. While completing her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph in preparation for her vet school application, she worked at HISTOVET Surgical Pathology as an office assistant. Dr. Brian Wilcock’s enthusiasm for pathology was infectious!

Upon graduation from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program (OVC Class of 2009), Laetitia entered the anatomic pathology DVSc program at Guelph with her research focused on fungal skin disease in frogs. After completing the program at the end of 2012, she worked with Dr. Wilcock as a diagnostic pathologist with a full time caseload for just under four years, before joining Animal Reference Pathology (ARP) in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a remote diagnostic pathologist. As part of the ARP team, she interacts on a daily basis with awesome veterinary pathologists that were trained all over North America (Cornell, Colorado State, Washington State University).

Laetitia enjoys all aspects of small animal surgical pathology, with particular interests in dermatopathology and oncopathology. She regularly attends clinical dermatology and oncology rounds (Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology and Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre/Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer, respectively).

Due to her strong interest in teaching, Laetitia remains connected to the University of Guelph through occasional contract positions involving the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Biopsy and Postmortem Service, teaching graduate students in the Anatomic Pathology DVSc program, and sessional teaching for undergraduate and veterinary pathology courses.

Laetitia holds membership with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology (ISVD). She is licensed under the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), and is also a member of the OVMA, CVMA, and Canadian Association of Veterinary Dermatology (CAVD).

When Laetitia is not at her microscope, she can often be found outside - the more snow, the better!

Dr. Craig with her chocolate “Kenzie”.

Dr. Craig with her chocolate “Kenzie”.

Dr. karlee craig

clinical pathologist

BScH, DVM, DVSc, DACVP

Board Certified in Veterinary Clinical Pathology - Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Doctor of Veterinary Science, Clinical Pathology - Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph - Class of 2008

Bachelor of Science, Honours - University of Guelph

Dr. Karlee Craig grew up in Barrie, Ontario prior to venturing off to complete a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in zoology at the University of Guelph. Upon graduation she worked as a technician for a wildlife pathologist with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, which piqued her interest in veterinary pathology.

Karlee is a 2008 graduate of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at OVC. She began her career as a small animal associate veterinarian in the Hamilton and Ottawa regions. After several years in practice and discovering motherhood along the way, she knew it was time to change her role in the veterinary community and pursue her passion for pathology. 

In 2015, she returned to OVC as a graduate student in the clinical pathology Doctor of Veterinary Science program. She is currently finishing up her research in the area of miRNA profiling for canine lymphoma. Karlee received her board certification as a clinical pathologist by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists this past summer.

Her specialty areas include cytology, hematology and biochemistry. Karlee enjoys the academic environment and continues to stay engaged in OVC life as a teaching assistant and participation in weekly cytology rounds. 

Karlee is an active member of the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists (ASVCP). She holds a general licence under the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) and is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).

Outside of work her interests include running, travel, and spending time with her family, including her husband, two daughters, and a chocolate lab named “Kenzie”.

Karlee is looking forward to supporting her fellow clinicians in the interpretation of clinical and cytological findings.