Peter W. Christopherson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Director, Clinical Pathology Laboratory
Director, Hemostasis Laboratory

Peter W. Christopherson Photo


Department of Pathobiology

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
166 Greene Hall
Auburn, AL 36849



PhD, Auburn University, 2008
DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997



Dr. Pete W. Christopherson, Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology, earned his D.V.M. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. He began a combined clinical pathology residency and graduate training program at Auburn University in the fall of 2001 and trained under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Welles, Dr. Mary Boudreaux, Dr. Joe Spano, and Dr. Julia Blue. Dr. Christopherson received board certification by American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2007. In 2008, under the direction of Dr. Boudreaux, he earned a Ph.D. in research describing the clinical, biochemical, and molecular basis for Glanzmann Thrombasthenia in horses. He subsequently joined the faculty at Auburn University at the end of 2008.

Research Interests


Inherited and Acquired Platelet and Coagulation Disorders

Publications and Links


Christopherson publications