Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Dr. Kelly Ramsay fulfilled a childhood dream when she earned her degree in veterinary medicine from UC Davis in 2017. For her residency training, she traded the golden California Central Valley for the green rolling hills of the Palouse, home of Washington State University’s Washington Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory. Aside from the friendships forged there, her favorite part of residency was the caseload diversity – one minute reading a canine splenic mass, the next performing a necropsy on a mountain lion. She is thrilled to have joined the VDx team as a boarded pathologist in 2021 and to be back in Davis where she lives with her husband (Jon), sweet dog (River), and sassy cat (Daphne). In her free time, she enjoys hiking, overlanding through national parks, and pyrography.
Dr. Ramsay received advanced training in laboratory animal pathology during her fellowship at UC Davis’ Comparative Pathology Laboratory and California National Primate Research Center. She is practiced in diagnosing spontaneous and experiment-related lesions in a variety of animal models and has experience with early study design, toxicology phenotyping, and quantitative image analysis. She holds a Master’s degree from Washington State University where she conducted research on Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme Disease, including the host-pathogen interaction, bacterial gene regulation, and novel antibody development.