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Adjunct professor, Veterinary Pathology, University of British Columbia

When an animal dies, veterinary pathologists like Stephen Raverty investigate possible causes of death. The bodies of livestock, companion animals, and other specimens that have mysteriously died are submitted to the Animal Health Center where postmortem examinations – the dissection and examination of the body to determine cause of death – are undertaken. Raverty works to find out how the animal might have died and screen for health concerns that may not only impact other members of the animal’s population, but may also be transmitted to other animals, including humans.


  • –present
    Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia