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Jennifer (Jey) Koehler, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP


Dr. Koehler received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 1996. She was engaged in private practice in small animal medicine and surgery for 11 years before returning to Auburn University for a residency in anatomic pathology.

In 2010, she became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and in 2013 received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University.

From 2011 to 2013 she served as a Clinical Lecturer, and in 2013 joined the faculty as an assistant professor. Dr. Koehler’s interests include neuropathology, oncologic pathology, and the practice of surgical pathology.

She is currently the director of the histopathology core laboratory and section chief for the surgical pathology service.

Research Interests

Dr. Koehler’s research interests include neuro-oncology, animal models of glioblastoma, the role of hypoxia in cancer progression, and identification of cancer stem-like cells.

Selected Publications

  • Campbell, M; Koehler, J; Weiss, R; Christopherson, P. Cytologic findings from a benign giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath in a dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology (2014, in press).
  • Koehler JW. Exploration into the Effects of Hypoxia in an In Vitro Canine Glioblastoma Model (doctoral dissertation)
  • Koehler JW, Cox N, Passler T, Wolfe D. Subependymal Glioneuronal Hamartoma in the Mesencephalic Aqueduct of a Giraffe. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(3): 629-631, 2012.
  • Koehler JW, Weiss RC, Aubry OA, Smith AN, Hathcock JT, Brawner Jr. WR. Nasal Tumor With Widespread Cutaneous Metastases in a Golden Retriever. Veterinary Pathology 49(5): 870-875, 2012.
  • Koehler JW, Johnson CM, Beard DM, Green LN. Pathology in Practice: Post-Traumatic Monostotic Osteochondroma in a Dog, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Vol 237, No. 1, July 1, 2010.

Recent Presentations

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Annual Meeting: Cerebellar herniation secondary to hypovitaminosis A in a lion (platform) 2011

Southeastern Veterinary Pathology Conference
Possible Paranasal Sclerosing Meningioma in a Cat (platform) 2011
Metastatic Thymoma in a Goat (platform) 2010
Extensive Cardiac Fibrosis and Chondro-osseous Metaplasia in a Draft Horse (platform) 2009
Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy in a Bald Eagle (platform) 2008

American College of Veterinary Pathologists Annual Meeting
Hypoxia Upregulates Stem Cell Markers in a Canine Glioblastoma Cell Line (poster) 2011
Desmoplastic Melanoma with Mucinotic Change in a Dog (platform) 2010
Malignant Neuroendocrine Carcinoma in the Nasal Cavity of a Dog with Cutaneous Metastases (poster) 2010
Post-traumatic Monostotic Osteochondroma in a Dog (poster) 2009

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