Northwest ZooPath was founded in 1994 and is a consulting service that specializes in the pathology of non-domestic species. If your practice deals with zoo and wildlife species, laboratory animals, birds, reptiles, aquatic animals, camelids, ratites, ferrets or rabbits, then our service can be helpful to you. We are specialty pathologists committed to staying on the "cutting edge" of the burgeoning literature dealing with disease in these species, and to providing expedient service at a reasonable cost.

Michael M. Garner, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. Garner obtained his DVM degree from Washington State University in 1987. He practiced four years in a companion/exotic animal clinic prior to entering a pathology residency at the University of Florida. After becoming board-certified, Dr. Garner founded Northwest ZooPath in 1994. Mike has authored or co-authored several articles on the pathology and medicine of non-domestic species. He is a member of AAZV, AAV, WDA, ARAV, Am. Assoc. of Avian Path., Am Assoc. for Lab. Anim. Sci., Am. Fisheries Soc., Internat. Assoc. Aquat. Anim.. Med, and Am. Assoc. of Vet. Lab. Diagnosticians. Mike is also an adjunct associate professor of pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University.




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Elise E.B. LaDouceur, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. LaDouceur received her veterinary and pathology residency training at Tufts University and UC Davis respectively.  She was mentored by Dr. Garner during veterinary school and residency and will continue to work closely with him as an a associate at Northwest ZooPath.  She is well published in zoo, exotic and wildlife pathology literature.




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Northwest ZooPath
654 W. Main St., Monroe, WA  98272
Phone: (360) 794-0630   Fax: (360) 794-4312