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James W. Crissman
DVM, PhD, DACVP

Jim grew up on a beef and sheep farm near Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned a BS from Michigan State University in 1973, and a DVM from the same institution in 1977. He practiced veterinary medicine in a mixed, mostly dairy, practice near Wooster, Ohio, for a year before choosing a career at the microscope. He became a member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) in 1984 and completed his PhD in Veterinary Pathology from Cornell University in 1986. He worked in drug development for ICI Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Delaware, from 1983 to 1989 before returning to Michigan to work in industrial and agricultural chemical safety for Dow Chemical and Dow Corning, until 2006 when he chose a more independent pathology career path. He joined the team at VPS in 2011 and has completed a wide range of studies, from trangenic mice to dairy cows. Jim has served on a variety of committees for the ACVP and the Society of Toxicologic Pathologists (STP). His ability as a writer has been put to use as the book review editor for Veterinary Pathology and as editor and columnist (The Wrinkled Section) for Scope, the newsletter of the STP. Jim has authored more than thirty scientific papers and book chapters.

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