Department of Pathology


The cores of our objective are to develop a contemporary and innovative training about veterinary pathology and provide the students with good communicative skills and help them to gain cognitive recognition and interpretative approach to the scientific issues. Furthermore, to be one of the pioneers in the field of veterinary pathology in terms of providing scientifically significant research and an expeditious, infallible and laboratory service of high quality.



Prof.Dr. Aydın Gürel (Head Of Department)

Prof.Dr. İbrahim Fırat

Prof.Dr. Ahmet Gülçubuk

Assoc.Prof Dr. Funda YILDIRIM

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülbin Şennazlı

Dr. Damla Haktanır

Dr. Özge Erdoğan

Dr. Kıvılcım Sönmez

Dr. Gülay Yüzbaşıoğlu Öztürk




Necropsy Room, Gross Dissection Unit, Routine Tissue Processing and Cytology Laboratory, Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Microscopic Examination Room, Seminary Room for clinical practice and interns Microscopy Room for students



The area of expertise of department includes: To figure out the cause of death in pet animals (dog, cat etc.), farm animals (horse, cattle, sheep and goat and etc.), avian species (poultry, pigeons, exotic bird particularly parrots and etc.) and laboratory animals (rabbit, mice and rats and etc.) on the basis of postmortem findings and microscopic evaluation within the framework of cross-departmental collaboration (microbiology, virology, toxicology and the clinics ); To develop a diagnostic approach for submitted specimens (cytologic or tissue biopsy materials) on the basis of immunohistochemistry, molecular analyses or immunofluorescence as well as a conventional histopathological evaluation; To make a contribution to the experimental animal model of diseseas (of any etiology like infectious, toxicologic, molecular and oncologic) by histopathology or immunohistochemistry. To expertise the cause of death in forensic cases.

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