Philippa McLaren

BVMS (Hons), MVS, MANZCVS, DACVP (Clin Path)

Philippa is the Pathology Services Manager at IDEXX Australia, responsible for overseeing the team of pathologists while working predominantly in clinical pathology in our Melbourne laboratory. After placing first in class in her veterinary degree in Glasgow and following two years in practice in England and Western Australia, Philippa trained initially in anatomic pathology with a masters in pathology from the University of Melbourne before transitioning gradually to clinical pathology, and in 2014 she achieved her ACVP specialist qualification in clinical pathology.

She is comfortable providing advice across all fields of pathology, though her particular strengths lie in small animals and exotics. Her interests include liver and spleen cytopathology and haematopathology, and she also has a strong interest in biochemical and endocrine testing and interpretation. She’s published on a syndrome of chondrodysplastic calves during the last Victorian drought, among others. Her particular passion is teaching and sharing knowledge; she is proud to have introduced “consensus rounds” as a regular feature of the IDEXX team’s week for case progression, knowledge sharing and training, and will be supervising a pathology resident over the next four years. She regularly provides biochemistry and haematology rounds for Australian and New Zealand pathology trainees in many institutions. Philippa has three children who share her passion for animals, and the family enjoys ocean sports and plenty of beach walks.


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