Marie Pinkerton, DVM, Dipl. ACVP (Anatomic Pathology), Clinical Professor

Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Office: 3376

Marie Pinkerton, DVM, Dipl. ACVP (Anatomic Pathology), Clinical Professor

Titles and Education

  1. Clinical professor of anatomic pathology
  2. BS Zoology 1989, Iowa State University
  3. DVM 1993, Iowa State University
  4. Residency, Zoological Pathology, Zoological Pathology Program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  5. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists


Most of my research is based on clinical cases or collaborative research. I do not have a research laboratory.


Section head, anatomic and clinical pathology, 2007-2021
Teaching: Second year systemic pathology ( I teach gastrointestinal pathology, respiratory pathology, avian and exotic pathology, endocrine pathology); fourth year clinical rotation in necropsy; training of anatomic pathology residents

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic anatomic pathology incuding zoo, exotic, and wildlife pathology; neuropathology; respiratory pathology; oncology (special interest in lymphoma/ hematopoietic neoplasia).

Graduate Training

I teach anatomic pathology residents, but not graduate students.

Recent Publications

  1. Goldberg TL, Sibley SD, Pinkerton ME, Dunn CD, Long LJ, White LC, Strom SM. Multidecade mortailty and a homolog of Hepatitis C virus in Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), the national bird of the US. Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 18;9(1):14953. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50580-8.

  2. Lauer S, Pinkerton ME, Mans C, Doss GA. Recurrent subcutaneous teratoma in an adult red-crowned Amazon parrot (Amazona viridigenalis). J Avian Med Surg. 2019 Mar 1;33(1):59-64. doi: 10.1647/2017-331.

  3. Barnes Heller HL, Granick MN, Pinkerton ME, Keuler NS. CAse-control study of risk factors for granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2019 Apr 1;254(7):822-825. doi: 10.2460/javma.254.7.822.

  4. Barry-Heffernan C, Ekena J, Dowling S, Pinkerton ME, Viviano K. Biomarkers of oxidative stress as an assessment of the redox status of the liver in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2019 Mar;33(2):611-617. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15443. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

  5. Doss GA, Mans C, Johnson L, Pinkerton ME, Hardie RJ, Sladky KK. Diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease in a harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) with suspected fenbendazole toxicosis. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2018 Feb 1;252(3):336-342. doi: 10.2460/javma.252.3.336.

  6. Peek SF, McGuirk SM, Gaska J, Ravi M, Bell C, Pinkerton ME. 2012. Idiopathic hemorrhagic pericardial effusion as a precursor to epicardial lymphosarcoma in three cows. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 26(4):1069-72.
  7. Vail DM, ME Pinkerton, KM Young. 2012. Hematopoietic Cancer. In Withrow and MacEwan’s Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th edition, SJ Withrow, DM Vail and R Page, eds., Saunders, 608-678.
  8. Kagan RA, Pinkerton ME, Kinsel MJ. 2010. Neuronal embryonal tumors in fish. Vet Path 47: 553-9.
  9. Pinkerton ME, Wellehan JFX, Johnson AJ, Childress AL, Fitzgerald SD, Kinsel MJ. 2008. Columbid herpesvirus-1 in two Cooper’s hawks (Accipiter cooperi) with fatal inclusion body disease.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(3): 622-628.
  10. Pinkerton ME, Bailey KL, Thomas KK, Goetz TE, Valli VE. 2002. Primary epitheliotropic intestinal T-cell lymphoma in a horse. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 14: 141-143.
  11. Matt CL, Mans C, Doss G, Pinkerton M, Elsmo B. Splenic T-cell lymphoma in a North America River Otter (Lontra canadensis). 2020. Open Veterinary JournalVol 10(3): 272-275. DOI: