Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD, DABVP & DACVP

Dr. Alleman received his DVM from Louisiana State University and practiced companion animal medicine and surgery for nine years in private small animal practice in New Orleans.  During that time, he was board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners with a specialty in companion animal practice.  Dr. Alleman then completed a clinical pathology residency at the University of Florida, became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists with a specialty in clinical pathology, and completed his PhD degree in molecular biology of vector-borne diseases. He is currently a Professor, Service Chief and Resident Coordinator of Clinical Pathology at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine



Dr. C. Guillermo Couto, DVM, DACVIM


Dr. Couto received his DVM in 1976 from Buenos Aires University, Argentina. He held an assistant professor position at the university until the early 1980s. In 1983, he completed his clinical oncology residency at University of California, Davis, and joined the Ohio State University faculty. An award-winning educator, Dr. Couto rose from assistant professor to professor in 1995. He has served as president of the Veterinary Medicine Society, coeditor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He has also published over 250 scientific publications and book chapters.





Abstracts: Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD and Dr. C. Guillermo Couto, DVM, DACVIM

  1. Unraveling the Hemogram:  What do those numbers mean?

  2. The Old Immune-Mediated Anemia: It ain’t what it used to be.

  3. The Cytological Evaluation of Lymph Nodes.

  4. Case Challenges Involving Cytology of Lymphoid Organs.

  5. The Diagnosis and Management of Neoplastic Disorders in the Dog and Cat.

  6. The Diagnosis and Management of Tick-Borne Diseases in the Dog.