VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Hematology - Hemostasis

Associate Editor

Kathleen Freeman

Kathleen Freeman

Board Certification

  • European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP) Clinical Pathology, 2002

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Fellow Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) Pathology, 2008
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) (RCVS) Clinical Pathology, 2004


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, 1981
  • Master of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1984
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1979

Current Professional Activities

  • Clinical Pathologist - Syn Laboratories, TDDS Labs, Exeter, UK
  • Consultant - VIN
  • Past Chair and Member - ECVCP Committee for Laboratory Standards
  • Member Quality Assurance and Laboratory Standards Committee, ASVCP

Past Professional Activities

  • Senior Veterinary Clinical Pathologist, IDEXX Laboratories, Wetherby, United Kingdom
  • Head, Clinical Pathology and Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
  • Clinical Pathologist, IDEXX Veterinary Services, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Laboratory Director, LabCorp, Bioveterinary Services, Southaven, Mississippi
  • Laboratory Director, Animal Reference Laboratory, Houston, Texas
  • Pathologist, Family Medical Laboratory, Animal Testing Division, Enid, Oklahoma
  • Assistant Professor, Cornell University, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York
  • Tutor and Instructor, Educational Opportunity Program and Dept. of Biology, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
  • Instructor, Dept. of Pathology, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Residency, Dept. of Pathology, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Marital Status

  • Married


  • Ruth Marie Freeman, (Born 13 February 1982)
  • Margaret Lynn Freeman, (Born 16 April 1989)


  • Border collies


  • Reading
  • Sheep dog trialing and judging
  • North Country Cheviot Sheep
  • Hill walking

Favorite Quotes

  • "An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field."—Niels Bohr (1885–1962) Physicist
  • "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” —George Washington Carver, American scientist and inventor
  • “Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt." —Eric Sevareid, journalist

What I Like Most About VIN

Collegiality and support from the veterinary community. Good advice and thoughtful exchange of ideas and opinions.

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