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College of Veterinary Medicine

Diana Schwartz

SchwartzClinical Pathology Instructor, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology

BA (2008) Neuroscience, Mount Holyoke College
DVM (2013), University of Minnesota
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology)

Office: Mosier K-229
Phone: 785-532-4823
E-mail: dischwart@vet.k-state.edu


My primary role is to assess hematology, cytology, and clinical chemistry data submitted to the veterinary diagnostic laboratory to help guide diagnostic and therapeutic medical decision making. In this role I interact with anatomic and clinical pathologists, pathology and other specialty residents, veterinary students, and general practitioners to provide a team approach to patient care.

My particular areas of interest include acute phase proteins, cytology of central nervous system neoplasia in dogs and cats, and hematology of exotic and wildlife species.


I assist in instruction of the second year veterinary clinical pathology didactic course, as well as instruction of clinical pathology residents on diagnostic service duties.


As a diagnostician my primary role in facilitating applied clinical and basic research projects is by providing input into pre-analytical factors with regards to sample collection and processing, and interpretation of relevant sample material (e.g. blood, body fluids, tissue aspirates).  

Selected Publications

Schwartz, D, Sharkey, L, Armstrong, PJ, Knudson, C and Kelley, J (2014), Platelet Volume and Plateletcrit in Dogs with Presumed Primary Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia. J Vet Intern Med, 28: 1575–1579