Sharon Dial, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Research Scientist


About Me

I received my DVM from Colorado State University in 1982. I practiced in a small rural community for one year before returning to CSU for a residency in clinical pathology, PhD in pathology studying the treatment of ethylene glycol toxicity in dogs and cats, and post-doctoral study of bone marrow transplantation for mucopolysaccharidosis VI in cats. I have been a diagnostic pathologist for the last 25 years and have enjoyed working with veterinarians across the nation in the diagnosis of disease with a particular interest in oncologic pathology and infectious disease.

What do you like to do for fun?

I am an amateur metalsmith who loves hammering on metal.

What excites you about this position?

I am very excited about the opportunity to help develop a unique and outcomes-driven veterinary medical curriculum with a firm bases in critical thinking and problem solving. My greatest enjoyment as a diagnostic pathologist was helping practicing veterinarians critically evaluate laboratory data and define a diagnosis. It will be a wonderful challenge to teach young veterinarians the skills they will use each day in the practice of evidence-based veterinary medicine. The College of Veterinary Medicine has committed to providing a student-centered program that integrates learning across courses. The curriculum will provide assessments that relate directly to the core competencies a graduate veterinarian needs to have a successful, fulfilling, and lasting career.