DWR Staff | Anatomical Pathologist

Valéria Café Marçal


American Specialist in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology

Valéria joined DWR in October 2017. She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the School of Veterinary Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) Brazil in 2002. After qualifying she moved to Switzerland where she learnt German and worked temporarily as an apprentice in a zoological park. She received her Master’s degree in 2006 and completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Institute of Animal Pathology (Zoo and Wildlife Department) University of Berne in 2008 and attained board certification (ACVP) in 2013. Following a brief period as an instructor in anatomic pathology, she spent the next 7 years working in small animal diagnostic laboratories. She served in a variety of positions in diagnostic pathology in the UK. She has been a speaker at various conferences and has authored few scientific publications on a variety of diagnostic interests in both small and large domestic animal species. Valeria’s areas of interest include immunohistochemistry, bone and soft tissue pathology, exotic species, neuropathology and digital pathology.

Valeria Cafe Marcal, Graham Stock, Melanie Dobromylskyj, Marina Scoffone, Jerome Benoit. D-78: Cutaneous High-grade Myxofibrosarcoma with locoregional metastases in a dog. ACVP/ ASVCP meeting 2016. Diagnostic Pathology Focus Scientific Session Poster.

Psalla D, Geigy C, Konar M, Café Marçal V, Oevermann A. Nasal acinic cell carcinoma in a cat. Vet Pathol. 2008 May;45(3):365-8.

Marçal VC, Oevermann A, Bley T, Pfister P, Miclard J. Hepatic encephalomyelopathy in a calf with congenital portosystemic shunt (CPSS). J Vet Sci. 2008 Mar;9(1):113-5.

Valéria Café Marçal, 2006. Doctoral thesis: Pathology and immunohistochemistry of Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) myelopathy. Vetsuisse-Fakultät der Universität Bern. http://www.zb.unibe.ch/download/eldiss/06cafemarcal_vabs.pdf

Seuberlich T, Botteron C, Wenker C, Café-Marçal V, Oevermann A, Haase B, Leeb T, Heim D, Zurbriggen A. Spongiform encephalopathy in a miniature zebu. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Dec;12(12):1950-3.

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