Dermatopathology

The University of Florida Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories are pleased to offer a specialized dermatopathology service. The goal of this service is to provide high quality interpretation of animal skin biopsy specimens by pathologists with particular expertise in this challenging area of surgical pathology.

Pamela E. Ginn, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Ginn graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and spent the first 7 years of her career in small animal practice in central Florida. She completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and was board certified in anatomic pathology in 1993. She quickly developed a special interest in dermatopathology during her residency and continued developing her interest and career at the University of Florida for the next 14 years. During her career at the University of Florida, she taught dermatopathology to veterinary students, and anatomic and dermatology residents. She has also taught courses in disturbances of growth, endocrine, renal, lymphoid, cardiovascular pathology as well as special topics such as tumors and tumor-like lesions of the skin, equine dermatopathology, immune mediated skin diseases, cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, and histiocytic disorders. She is author or co author of many scientific publications including textbook chapters in highly regarded pathology textbooks. She is a member, founding member and past officer of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology and a member of the American Academy for Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Ginn is currently Associate Dean of Students and Instruction at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Selected Publications

  • Ginn Pamela E., Mansell Joanne E. K. L. , Rakich Pauline M: Skin and Appendages: In Maxie, M. Grant, Editor: Jubb, Kennedy, and Palmer’s Pathology of Domestic Animals, 5th ed, 2007 New York, Elsevier Saunders.
  • Hargis Ann M., Ginn Pamela E.:The Integument. In McGavin M., Donald, Zachary James F., Editors: Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 4th ed., 2007 St. Louis Missouri, Mosby Elsevier.