Covid-19 Service notice: Northwest ZooPath remains open and is accepting cases

About Us

Welcome to Northwest ZooPath

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.  ZooPath also accepts domestic species submissions.

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Our Pathologists

Michael M. Garner, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

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

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

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 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. 

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

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

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

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 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.