Martina Dettwiler

Martina Dettwiler obtained her veterinary degree in 2006 at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. After working for 2.5 years as a practitioner in two mixed practices in Switzerland, she returned to the University of Zurich to complete her doctoral thesis (Dr. med. vet.) and her ECVP residency training at the Institute of Veterinary Pathology (DECVP). From 2014 on, she worked as an anatomic pathologist, postdoctoral researcher and teacher at the Vetsuisse Faculty Institute of Animal Pathology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and as an anatomic pathologist at Idexx Diavet, Switzerland (in 2016). During her employment at the University of Bern, Dr. Dettwiler performed several research projects focusing on the discovery of novel diagnostic and prognostic markers in human, canine and feline tumors, in collaboration with researchers from Switzerland, Europe and the US. In 2020, she spent a research sabbatical at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where she worked together with Prof. Amy Durham and Prof. Elizabeth Mauldin on canine cutaneous epitheliotropic T cell lymphoma.  In 2021, she founded her own private histopathology and cytology lab Vetscope Pathologie near Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Dettwiler is currently still affiliated to the University of Bern for digital histopathology teaching, and is working on ongoing self-funded research projects.

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