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Allison, Robin W


Specialty: Clinical Pathology





AAS - Animal Health Technology (1976) Columbus Technical Institute
DVM (1996) Colorado State University
PhD - Pathology (2002) Colorado State University

American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)

Department: Veterinary Pathobiology

Contact Information:
Veterinary Pathobiology
250 McElroy Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Office: (405) 744-6279
Fax: (405) 744-5275
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Biography:

From 1976 until 1991 Dr. Allison worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician in a wide variety of private veterinary practices (both small and large animal) in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, and Colorado, during which time she developed a strong interest in clinical hematology and cytology. After being inspired by continuing education seminars given by a Veterinary Clinical Pathologist (Dr. Mary Anna Thrall) she returned to school in 1991, and entered Colorado State University's veterinary school in 1992. Following graduation in 1996, she entered the combined Clinical Pathology Residency and PhD program at Colorado State University, which culminated in a PhD in Pathology in 2002 and board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2003. Dr. Allison continued her thesis research of FIV vertical transmission until 2004, when she accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology at Oklahoma State University. She thoroughly enjoys the combination of clinical service in the laboratory of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, collaborative clinical research, teaching veterinary students, and preparing our clinical pathology residents for the board certification examination. Dr. Allison has been recognized for excellence in teaching by receiving the Regent's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and being appointed a Faculty Teaching Fellow in 2013.



Licenses: Licensed veterinarian in Colorado

Fields of Interest:

Clinical hematology, especially using blood film evaluation for diagnosis and quality control of automated analyzer results, and hematopoietic neoplasia; clinical cytology, especially diagnosis of infectious and neoplastic disease; molecular methods of lymphoma diagnosis.


Professional Affiliations:

Member AVMA, ACVP, ASVCP, ISACP


Selected Publications:
  • Allison RW: Subcutaneous glandular tissue: Mammary, Salivary, Thyroid, and Parathyroid. In Valenciano AC, Cowell RL (eds): Cowell and Tyler's Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, 4th Ed. Elsevier, Inc., St. Louis, MO. 2014, pp 110-130.
  • Allison RW: Vaginal Cytology. In Valenciano AC, Cowell RL (eds): Cowell and Tyler's Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, 4th Ed. Elsevier, Inc., St. Louis, MO. 2014, pp 446-456.
  • Allison RW, Little SE: Invited review Diagnosis of rickettsial diseases in dogs and cats. Veterinary Clinical Pathology 42(2):127-144, 2013.
  • Allison RW: Laboratory Evaluation of the Liver. In Thrall MA, Weiser G, Allison RW, Campbell TW (eds): Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, 2nd Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Inc., Ames, IA. 2012, pp 401-424.
  • Allison RW: Laboratory Detection of Muscle Injury. In Thrall MA, Weiser G, Allison RW, Campbell TW (eds): Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, 2nd Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Inc., Ames, IA. 2012, pp 476-479. 
  • Allison RW: Laboratory Evaluation of Plasma and Serum Proteins. In Thrall MA, Weiser G, Allison RW, Campbell TW (eds): Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, 2nd Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Inc., Ames, IA. 2012, pp 460-475. 
  • Allison RW: Laboratory Evaluation of the Pancreas and Glucose Abnormalities. In Thrall MA, Weiser G, Allison RW, Campbell TW (eds): Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, 2nd Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Inc., Ames, IA. 2012, pp 425-440. 
  • Allison RW, Yeagley TJ, Levis K, Reichard MV: Babesia canis rossi infection in a Texas dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology 40(3):345-350, 2011.
  • Allison RW: Hemotropic Mycoplasmas. In Kahn, CM, Line S (eds): The Merck Veterinary Manual, 10th Ed. Merck and Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J. 2010, pp 26-28. 
  • Allison RW, Meinkoth JH: Anemias caused by Rickettsia, Mycoplasma, and Protozoa. In Wardrup J, Weiss D (eds): Schalm's Veterinary Hematology, 6th Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Inc., Ames, IA. 2010, pp 199 - 210.
  • Allison RW, Velguth KE: Appearance of granulated cells on blood films stained by automated aqueous versus methanolic Romanowsky methods. Veterinary Clinical Pathology 39(1):99-104, 2010.
  • Allison RW, Fielder SE, Meinkoth JH: What is Your Diagnosis? Blood film from an icteric cat. (Concurrent Cytauxzoon felis and Mycoplasma haemofelis infection.) Veterinary Clinical Pathology 39(1):125-126, 2010.
  • Allison RW. Hematologic Problems. In Lorenz MD, Neer TM, DeMars PL (eds): Small Animal Medical Diagnosis, 3rd Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Inc., Ames, IA. 2009, pp 427-437.
  • Allison RW, Brunker JD, Breshears MA, Avery AC, Moore PF, Affolter VK, Vernau W: Dendritic cell leukemia in a Golden Retriever. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 37(2):190-197, 2008. 
  • Allison RW, Meinkoth JH: Hematology without the numbers: In-clinic blood film evaluation. Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice 37(2):245-266, 2007
  • Meinkoth JH, Allison RW: Sample collection and handling: Getting accurate results.  Veterinary Clinics of North American Small Animal Practice 37(2)203-219, 2007.
  • Allison R, Williams P, Lansdowne J, Lappin M, Lindsay D: Fatal hepatic sarcocystosis in a puppy with eosinophilia and eosinophilic peritoneal effusion. Veterinary Clinical Pathology 35(3): 353-357, 2006.
  • Allison RW, Hoover EA: Covert vertical transmission of feline immunodeficiency virus. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 19(5): 421-434, 2003.
  • Allison RW, Hoover EA: Feline immunodeficiency virus is concentrated in milk early in lactation. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 19(3): 245-253, 2003.
  • Allison RW, Lassen ED, Burkhard MJ, Lappin MR: Effect of a bioflavonoid dietary supplement on acetaminophen-induced oxidative injury to feline erythrocyes.  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 217(8):1157-1161, 2000.

Courses Taught:
  • VMED 7363 Clinical Pathology
  • VMED 7861 Cytology elective
  • VCS 7790 Clinical Pathology elective rotation