On February 1, 2017, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station welcomed anatomic pathologist Franklin Lopez DVM, MS, DACVP, to the agency.
Dr. Lopez received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal industry from the University of Puerto Rico in 1999 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004 from the National University – Dominican Republic. Dr. Lopez also received a Master of Science degree in biomedical science from the University of Missouri in 2011 and is working towards his doctorate degree in veterinary pathobiology from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Lopez completed his residency training in anatomic pathology at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2015 where he was also a department lecturer. He is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (DACVP).
“We are excited to have Dr. Lopez join TVMDL,” said Gabriel Gomez DVM, PhD, DACVP, Pathology Assistant Section Head. “His diverse background and expertise will greatly contribute to the pathology section and to the mission of TVMDL of promoting animal health and protecting agricultural, companion animal and public health in the state of Texas.”
At TVMDL, Dr. Lopez will be responsible for performing mammalian and poultry/avian necropsies and histopathological examinations, communicating test results and diagnoses, and suggesting alternative tests as needed.
“I believe that veterinary pathology is a service oriented profession,” Dr. Lopez says. “My main objective is to help our clients better understand the disease process, with the goal of improving animal health and ensuring public safety. I am excited to join an excellent group of diagnosticians at TVMDL and hope that my professional experiences will help further the mission of the laboratory.”
Please join TVMDL in welcoming Dr. Franklin Lopez to the agency. For more information on TVMDL or to view the test catalog, visit tvmdl.tamu.edu.