Dr Richard R. Dubielzig
Richard Dubielzig graduated from Veterinary School in the class of 1972 at the University of Minnesota. After two years of small animal practice in New York state he began a pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 leading to board certification in 1977. Dr Dubielzig stayed at the University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member in anatomic pathology. During his residency he first became interested in ocular pathology and he was mentored in ophthalmology by Gustavo Aquirre. In 1983 Dr Dubielzig returned to his home town of Madison Wisconsin where he was the charter faculty member of the new Pathobiological Sciences where he remains as Professor of Pathology.
Dr Dubielzig oversees a large mail-in ocular pathology service and has authored many original articles describing the morphologic changes in the spontaneous diseases of the eye in animals. The archived collection of the Comparative Ocular Pathology Lab of Wisconsin (COPLOW) exceeds 23,000 accessions and is available as a teaching or research resource.
School of Veterinary Medicine
office phone: 608 263-9805
Dr Leandro Teixeira
Dr. Teixeira graduated from Veterinary School in the class of 2002 at the West Paulista State University in Brazil. After graduation he began an anatomic pathology residency at the Sao Paulo State University (UNESP-Botucatu) followed by a Master of Comparative Pathology at the same institution. In 2009 he left his position as an assistant professor in veterinary pathology and came to the US to join COPLOW for the Ocular pathology Fellowship. The Fellowship helped solidify his interest in ocular pathology and was followed by a second, 2-year fellowship in Vision Science held at the UW Veterinary and Medical schools.
Dr. Teixeira is currently responsible for collaborative research in the academic setting through the Eye research institute (ERI) and corporate setting through the Comparative Ophthalmic Research Laboratory (CORL) and associated LLC, Ocular Services on Demand (OSOD) and is also responsible for diagnostic ocular pathology at COPLOW.
Kate Lieber, Laboratory Manager
Kate has worked at COPLOW since 2002. Kate is mainly involved with the administration and billing of the lab but during the ACVO meeting, she does a little bit of everything.
Dr Chuck Schobert
Dr Felicia Duke, DVM
Laboratory/Office phone: 608-263-4958