Steven L. Stockham
BS, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP
Professor, Veterinary Clinical
Phone: (785) 532-4453
The clinical pathologists share instructional responsibilities in Clinical Pathology (DMP 775, 2nd year) and Laboratory Diagnosis (DMP 777, 3rd year) in the veterinary curriculum. The major goals of DMP 775 are for students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to interpret laboratory data correctly and to use laboratory data to understand the pathogeneses of disorders of domestic mammals. Instructional strategies of case-based learning are used to provide relevance and motivation. Objectives (learning outcomes) for the course are available. (Instructional Objectives). The major goal of DMP 777 is for students to develop “entry level” professional proficiency for urinalysis, manual CBC procedures, diagnostic microscopic analysis of cells and body fluids, and general laboratory methods.
The clinical pathologists coordinate instruction in clinical pathology section of Diagnostic Medicine (DMP 785). The clinical pathology residents are the primary instructors in the case-based learning exercises.
As program coordinator, I work with the other clinical pathologists to provide guidance, mentoring, and instruction for the pathology residents who are seeking certification as veterinary clinical pathologists.
As director of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory, I work with the other clinical pathologists, clinical pathology residents, medical technologists, and other laboratory personnel to provide clinical laboratory services for veterinarians within the College of Veterinary Medicine or for practicing veterinarians. The Clinical Pathology Laboratory also provides clinical laboratory assays to support clinical and experimental investigations.
For non-directed service, I participate in the academic and professional communities by serving on committees, task forces, and other groups. Since 2002, I’ve organized the involvement of K-State faculty in the Wakonse Conference of College teaching ( http://wakonse.org ). Since 2004, I’ve served as an invited reviewer of the certifying examination of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
My research involves the identification and characterization of spontaneous diseases via clinical laboratory methods or the improvement of clinical laboratory methods.
Carl J. Norden Distinguished
Teacher Award (1987, 1998)
Gold Chalk Award (1990, 1994, 1998)
Golden Aesculapius Teaching Award (1990, 1992, 1997, 2000)
SCAVMA Teaching Award for Clinical Sciences (1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999)
University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty-Alumni Award (1998)
William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching (1994)
Honorary Member, European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (2004)
Bayer Animal Health Teaching Excellence Award (2005)
Stockham SL, Scott MA: Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology; Iowa State Press, 610 pages, 2008
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Riegel CM, Stockham SL, Patton KM, Thomas CL. Muculent pleural effusion from a dog. Vet Clin Pathol 37: 353-356, 2008
Di Terlizzi R, Gallagher PG, Mohandas N, Steiner LA, Dolce KS, Guo X, Wilkerson MJ, Stockham SL: Canine elliptocytosis due to a mutant beta-spectrin. Vet Clin Pathol 38: 52-58, 2009