Comparative Pathology Lab Staff

Dr. Annette Gendron, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Telephone: 608-262-1239, Email:
Dr. Gendron is the Director of Pathology and Laboratory Services for RARC. She has over 35 years of pathology experience, a PhD in Comparative and Experimental Pathology, and extensive experience in the assessment of spontaneous, toxicologic and engineered disease in a wide range of species. Her special interests include neuropathology, hematopathology, reproductive and toxicologic pathology as well as the pathology of wild and exotic species. She is senior pathologist for the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Laurel Statz, BS, CVT, LATG
Telephone: 608-262-6554, Email:
Laurel Statz is a Certified Veterinary Technician and Laboratory Animal Technologist. She manages rodent health surveillance and the environmental monitoring program. She graduated from MATC and Edgewood College.

Beth Gray, HT (ASCP)
Telephone: 608-262-0933, Email:
Beth Gray is a Certified Histologist with 20+ years of experience. She received her training at Madison General Hospital. Before coming to the RARC she worked at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Amber Wersal, CVT
Telephone: (608) 263-6464, Email:
Amber Wersal is a Certified Veterinary Technician with 6 years of experience. She manages the Comparative Pathology Laboratory. She graduated from Madison Area Technical College and has previously worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician for RARC and a local emergency clinic.