Richard Dubielzig

Credentials: DVM, DACVP, DACVO (Hon)

Position title: Volunteer Consultant


Phone: 608-263-9805

Founding director of COPLOW, now serves as a volunteer consultant

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.  He retired (July 2014) and is an emeritus Professor of Pathology.

Dr Dubielzig founded COPLOW, 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) is available as a teaching or research resource.  Dr. Dubielzig continues to work with the COPLOW images and he helps to maintain the database in a form that enhances the ability to search.


Photo by Riley Aronson