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KSVDL: Diagnostic Medicine Internship

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) Diagnostic Medicine Internships are one-year positions for individuals who have a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, an interest in Diagnostic Medicine/Sciences, and some emphasis in Clinical Pathology. 

Some KSVDL internship highlights

  • Extensive training in Clinical Pathology methods and interpretations
  • Scheduled rotations through other KSVDL laboratories for familiarization with testing procedures and training in test-result interpretations

Specialty laboratory rotations include:

  • Anatomic Pathology                      
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Gene Sequencing
  • Histopathology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Rabies
  • Serology
  • Virology
  • Opportunity to participate in the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine and KSVDL clinical rounds
  • Provides preparation for Diagnostic Residency Programs

For more information please contact Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek at gahanz@vet.k-state.edu or 785-532-4853.

 Present Interns
2015 Interns

Dr. Tatiana Rothacker

Tatiana Rothacker

Dr. Rothacker was born in New Jersey.  She was raised in a bilingual family and is fluent in both English and German. Dr. Rothacker holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Science from Central Connecticut State University, and she graduated from the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.

While in veterinary school, Dr. Rothacker was active in the Veterinary Research and Scholars Program. Her research project focused on the effects of Q-fever vaccine on splenic marginal and B-cell populations. 

Dr. Rothacker has an extreme passion for clinical pathology and immunology.  After completing the Diagnostic Medicine Internship Program at KSVDL, Dr. Rothacker would like to pursue a residency in clinical pathology. 

Playing the piano, violin, and accordion, in addition to spray paint art, costume designing and hiking are some her hobbies.  Dr. Rothacker resides with three cats and a three-legged Great Pyrenees.

"Working as a diagnostic laboratory intern has provided me with the most opportunities to become more competent in veterinary clinical pathology prior to beginning a residency. I have also been able to learn a lot about other areas of the diagnostic laboratory, and I feel that this is the best opportunity out there for someone interested in pursuing a career in any veterinary diagnostic field.”

Dr. Maria Bell

Maria Bell

 Dr. Maria K. Bell grew up in Nogales, Arizona. She is a 2001 graduate of the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced mixed animal, small animal, and exotic animal medicine in New England and New Jersey.  Dr. Bell has a huge passion for Clinical Pathology with specific interests in oncology and cancer biology.  Among her professional goals, after completing the Diagnostic Medicine internship, is to pursue a residency in Clinical Pathology. In her free time, she enjoys music, books, photography, and all things active (including running, cycling, triathlon, kayaking and hiking). She lives in Manhattan with her dog Shane.

“After a decade in private practice, it was time for me to do something I’d wanted to do since graduation – go back to school. The internship was the perfect bridge between practice and residency. I’ve learned so much and feel so much better prepared for the transition to a clinical pathology residency.”