Veterinarians from Mass General’s CCM, and the NE Primate Research Center are also Pathology faculty. Work includes comparative hematopathology, pathogenesis, translational medicine, and postdoctoral training.

Veterinary Pathology

Veterinarians from the MGH Center for Comparative Medicine (Virtual Vivarium) and the New England Primate Research Center comprise a component of the faculty of the MGH Department of Pathology. The scope of their work encompasses comparative hematopathology, pathogenesis, and translational medicine of opportunistic infections, while providing postdoctoral training in comparative pathology. Nationally, post-DVM training in veterinary anatomic and/or clinical pathology is overseen by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), an organization of board-certified scientists established in 1949 to promote excellence in veterinary pathology ( The ACVP requires post-DVM training and expertise, with certifying examinations recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Veterinary Pathology Faculty

Diane E. Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Clinical Pathology)

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology,
    Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Pathology,
    MGH Department of Pathology
  • Director, Clinical Pathology Laboratory,
    MGH Center for Comparative Medicine

Susan V. Westmoreland, VMD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology,
    Harvard Medical School,
  • Acting Chief of Service of,
    Division of Comparative Pathology, NEPRC