Clinical Pathology

Hayley Haining, BVMS, MVM, PhD, PgCAP, FHEA, FRCPath, MRCVS

Academic Head of Clinical Pathology

Hayley HainingHayley graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1995 and then spent almost three years in general practice before returning to Glasgow to complete a Masters degree studying Johne’s disease in cattle. She then completed a PhD studying the pathogenesis of field isolates of feline immunodeficiency virus. Hayley joined the Clinical Pathology team in 2003 as a registrar, gained FRCPath in Clinical Pathology is 2010 and became a senior clinician in Veterinary Clinical Pathology in 2016. Her interests include haematology, cytology and customer care for service users. Current research interests include equine hepatic fibrosis.

Elspeth Waugh, BSc, BVMS, MSc, PhD, MRCVS

Elspeth WaughElspeth graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005, with the addition of an intercalated degree in Veterinary Pathology from the Royal Veterinary College. She completed a year’s internship at the Small Animal Hospital, University of Glasgow, before spending three years in general practice. She returned to the Glasgow to complete a Masters degree followed by a PhD studying the molecular characterisation of canine lymphoma.  She became part of Clinical Pathology in 2014 as a resident, becoming a Clinician in Veterinary Clinical pathology in 2016 and is currently studying towards the FRCPath qualification.  She enjoys all aspects of clinical pathology, particularly cytology, and continues to have active research interests in canine lymphoma, including improved diagnostic testing and the involvement of genetic changes in pathogenesis.

Ronnie Barron

Laboratory Manager

Ronnie began his career in laboratory medicine at the Veterinary Investigation Centre in Auchencruive in 1973. He then moved to the Southern General Infirmary, where he gained much of his expertise in immunohaematology and cross-matching. Ronnie joined the team in 1979, where he developed the clinical pathology service. He has been involved in development of near-patient testing for haematology and biochemistry. Ronnie has a strong interest in cytology and has worked closely with clinicians and pathologists for many years, expanding his knowledge and producing a large archive of cases. He is involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary students and providing continuing professional development for veterinary practitioners.

Technical staff

Miss Janice Fitzpatrick

Mr James Harive

Mrs Sharmilla Rennie

Mr Kenneth Williamson


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