Veterinary pathologist to lead diagnostic lab at UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Michael Dark, D.V.M., Ph.D., a clinical associate professor of anatomic pathology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named executive director of the UF Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
Dark’s role previously was as service chief of anatomic pathology. In his new position, he will be responsible for the overall operation and administration of the UF Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. His new duties will also include ensuring lab compliance with the accreditation requirements of the American Association of Veterinary Diagnosticians, as well as facilitating development of new services and methodologies.
“I am extremely pleased to have Dr. Dark join us in this new role, as he brings experience, expertise and leadership qualities that will translate into success for this new and exciting venture,” said Dr. Tom Vickroy, acting dean of the college.
A board-certified veterinary pathologist, Dark received his D.V.M. degree from Michigan State University in 2001, and his Ph.D. degree in veterinary microbiology and pathology from Washington State University in 2008. He has been a member of the UFCVM faculty since 2009.
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is supported through funding from UF Health and the UF Institute of Food of Agricultural Sciences, or IFAS.