Gillian Shaw,


Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Office: 3484

Gillian Shaw, <p>DVM, PhD, DACVP</p>

Titles and Education

  1. 2017-present, Clinical Instructor in the Pathobiological Sciences Department
  2. 2015-present, Pathologist in the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW)
  3. 2015 Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  4. 2015 PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  5. 2014-2015 Ocular pathology fellowship in the  Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW)
  6. 2007-2014 Combined residency in Comparative Pathology and PhD program at the Johns Hopkins University
  7. 2007 DVM, Michigan State University
  8. 2007 MS, Michigan State University
  9. 2001 BA, Kalamazoo College


Primary responsibility is diagnosing ocular disease in surgical specimens from domestic and exotic species that are submitted to the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW) at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Other responsibilities include training the anatomic pathology residents in descriptive microscopic pathology and diagnosis and interpretation of gross lesions.

Clinical Interests

My primary interest is ocular pathology of domestic and exotic species.

Recent Publications

    1. Leonard BC, Stewart KA, Shaw GC, Hoehn AL, Stanley AA, Murphy CJ, Thomasy SM. Comprehensive Clinical, Diagnostic, and Advanced Imaging Characterization of the Ocular Surface in Spontaneous Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye Disease in Dogs. Cornea. 2019 Dec;38(12):1568-1575.
    1. Thomas M, Parkinson L, Shaw G, Mans C. Paracloacal cyst in a sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps). J of Exotic Pet Medicine. 29 April 2019, pp 40-44.
    1. Scott EM, Schlesener BN, Shaw GC, Teixeira LBC. Canine ocular and periocular snakebites requiring enucleation: a report of 19 cases. Vet Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep;22(5):666-673.
    1. Shaw GC, Tse MPY, Miller AD. Microphthalmia with multiple anterior segment defects in Portuguese water dogs. Vet Pathol. 2019 Mar;56(2):269-273.
    1. Swisher SD, Klein H, Lennox AM, Reavill DR, Teixeira LBC, Shaw GC. Four cases of iridociliary tumors in domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Vet Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov;21(6):646-651.
    1. Marlo TL, Giuliano EA, Moore CP, Shaw GC, Teixeira LT. Uveal schwannoma in a brown-eyed dog. Veterinary Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar;21(2):205-209.
    1. Ludwig HC, Pucket JD, Shaw GC. Equine orbital angiomatosis. Equine Vet Educ. 2017 29(8):426-430.
    1. Giannico AT, Lima L, Shaw GC, Russ HH, Froes TR, Montiani-Ferreira F. Effects of prostaglandin analogs on blood flow velocity and resistance in the ophthalmic artery of rabbits. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2016 Feb;79(1):33-6.
    1. Shaw GC, Olson EJ, Hutchinson EK, Schultz-Darken N, Bolton ID, Parker JB, Morrison JM, Baxter VK, Pate KA, Mankowski JL, Carlson CS. Bone disease in the common marmoset: radiographic and histological findings. Vet Pathol. 2015 Sep;52(5):883-93.
    1. Shaw GC, Tuxbury KA, Montali RJ, Clayton LA, Kwiatkowski NP, Dykstra MJ, Mankowski JL. Fusarium solani species complex associated with carapace lesions and branchitis in captive American horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus). Dis Aquat Organ. 2014 Jul 3;109(3):223-30.
    1. Fuller JA, Shaw GC, Bonnet-Wersinger D, Hansen BS, Berlinicke CA, Inglese J, Zack DJ. A high content screening approach to identify molecules neuroprotective for photoreceptor cells. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2014;801:773-81.
    1. Baxter VK, Shaw GC, Sotuyo NP, Carlson CS, Olson EJ, Zink MC, Mankowski JL, Adams RJ, Hutchinson EK, Metcalf Pate KA. Serum albumin and body weight as biomarkers for the antemortem identification of bone and gastrointestinal disease in the common marmoset. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 6;8(12):e82747.
    1. Miki A, Miki K, Ueno S, Wersinger DM, Berlinicke C, Shaw GC, Usui S, Wang Y, Zack DJ, Campochiaro PA. Prolonged blockade of VEGF receptors does not damage retinal photoreceptors or ganglion cells. J Cell Physiol. 2010 Jul;224(1):262-72. 
    1. Montiani-Ferreira F, Shaw G, Mattos BC, Russ HH, Vilani RG.  Reference values for selected ophthalmic diagnostic tests of the capuchin monkey (Cebus apella). Vet Ophthalmol. 2008 May-Jun;11(3):197-201.
    1. Montiani-Ferreira F, Shaw GC, Geller AM, Petersen-Jones SM. Electroretinographic features of the retinopathy, globe enlarged (rge) chick phenotype.  Mol Vis. 2007 Apr 4;13:553-65.
    1. Montiani-Ferreira F, Fischer A, Cernuda-Cernuda R, Kiupel M, DeGrip WJ, Sherry D, Cho SS, Shaw GC, Evans MG, Hocking PM, Petersen-Jones SM.  Detailed histopathologic characterization of the retinopathy, globe enlarged (rge) chick phenotype.  Mol Vis. 2005 Jan 13;11:11-27.