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College of Veterinary Medicine

Cynthia (Cindy) Bell

 Associate Professor

BS (1994) Biology, University of Iowa
MS (1998) Microbial Engineering, University of Minnesota
DVM (2008) University of Wisconsin-Madison
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Phone: 785-532-4460
Email: cmbell@vet.k-state.edu

Service and Outreach

My responsibility as a diagnostic anatomic pathologist is to perform necropsies and biopsies, which are from a wide range of animal species.

My particular areas of interest include poultry and oral/dental pathology. I am committed to promoting clinician and producer involvement. team approach to cases, from the diagnostic process to management and resolution of disease.


Diagnostic Medicine rotation – Fourth year veterinary students gain experience with animal necropsy techniques, interpretation of gross lesions, sample collection for diagnostic testing, and clinicopathologic integration of diagnostic cases. The only thing better than teaching on the necropsy floor is learning from the students.

Anatomic pathology residents and Diagnostic interns – Veterinarians in advanced training programs gain experience alongside the pathologists as members of the diagnostic team. I also offer topic rounds or lectures to supplement the diagnostic case material.


Oral and maxillofacial pathology
Pathology support for collaborative research
Disease investigation related to KSVDL diagnostic cases

Selected Publications

  • Murphy B, Michel A, LaDouceur EM, Bell CM, Lin M, and Imai DM.  Ameloblastoma of the jaw in three species of rodent.  Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2017; 157: 145-149.
  • Murphy B, Bell CM, Koehne A, Dubielzig RR.  Mandibular odontoameloblastoma in a rat and a horse.  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2017; 29:536-540.
  • Watson CE, Bell CM, Kurth K. Canine influenza virus (CIV) and the macroscopic and microscopic lesions associated with H3N2 infection and secondary bacterial pneumonia in a 10-year-old German shepherd.  Veterinary Pathology, 2017; 54:527-530.
  • Hoyer NK, Bannon KM, Bell CM, Soukup JW.  Extensive maxillary odontomas in 2 dogs.  Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 2016; 33:234-242.
  • Bell CM, Soukup JW.  Histologic, clinical, and radiologic findings of alveolar bone expansion and osteomyelitis of the jaws in cats.  Veterinary Pathology, 2015; 52:910-918.
  • Lenz JA, Bach JF, Bell CM, Stepien RL.  Aortic tear and dissection related to connective tissue abnormalities resembling Marfan syndrome in a great dane.  Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2015; 17:134-141.
  • Soukup JW, Bell CM. The nomenclature and classification of odontogenic tumors - Part I: A historical review. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 2014; 31:228-232.
  • Bell CM, Soukup JW. The nomenclature and classification of odontogenic tumors - Part II: Clarification of specific nomenclature. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 2014; 31:234-243.
  • Riehl J, Bell C, Constantaras M, Snyder C, Charlier C, Soukup J.  Clinicopathologic characterization of oral pyogenic granuloma in 8 cats.  Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 2014; 31(2):80-86.
  • Bell C, Pot S, Dubielzig R.  Septic implantation syndrome in dogs and cats:  A distinct pattern of endophthalmitis with lenticular abscess.  Veterinary Ophthalmology 2013; 16:180-185.
  • Larson R, Ginn J, Bell C, Davis M, Foy D.  Duodenal endoscopic findings and histopathologic confirmation of intestinal lymphangiectasia in dogs.  Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2012; 26:1087-1092.
  • Peek S, McGuirk S, Gaska J, Ravi M, Bell C, Pinkerton M.  Idiopathic hemorrhagic pericardial effusion as a precursor to epicardial lymphosarcoma in three cows.  Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2012; 26:1069-1072.
  • Miles CR, Bell CM, Pinkerton ME, Soukup JW.  Maxillary ameloblastic fibroma in a dog.  Veterinary Pathology 2011;48:823-826.
  • Bell CM, Schwarz T, Dubielzig RR (2011).  Diagnostic features of feline restrictive orbital myofibroblastic sarcoma. Veterinary Pathology 2011; 48:71-750.