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Melissa Meachem Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Great Distinction
  • MVetSc, Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Saskatchewan, Clinical Pathology
  • Senior Residency Diploma, Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Saskatchewan, Clinical Pathology
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Clinical Pathology


  • McKay, L.A., Meachem, M., Snead, E., Brannen, T., Mutlow, N., Ruelle, L., Davies, J.L., van der Meer, F.  2020.  Prevalence and mutation analysis of the spike protein in feline enteric coronavirus and feline infectious peritonitis detected in household and shelter cats in western Canada.  Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 84(1): 18-23.

  • Husulak, M.L., Manning, S.T., Meachem, M.D., Burgess, H.J., Epp, T.Y., Montgomery, J.B.  2018.  Does antimicrobial therapy improve outcomes in horses with severe equine asthma and a positive tracheal wash bacterial culture?  Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 82(3): 184-191.

  • Montgomery, J.B., Husulak, M.L., Kosolofski, H., Dos Santos, S., Burgess, H., Meachem, M.D.  2018.  Tumor necrosis factor-alpha protein concentrations in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from healthy horses and horses with severe equine asthma.  Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 202: 70-73.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2018.06.014

  • Zachar, E.K., Meachem, M.D., Philibert, H.  2018.  Pathology in practice.  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 252(2): 189-192.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/javma.252.2.189

  • Zapata, R.C., Meachem, M.D., Cardoso, N.C., Mehain, S.O., McMillan, C.J., Snead, E.R., Chelikani, P.K.  2017.  Differential circulating concentrations of adipokines, glucagon and adropin in a clinical population of lean, overweight and diabetic cats.  BMC Veterinary Research, 13(1): 85.  https://www.doi.org/10.1186/s12917-017-1011-x

  • Meachem, M.D., Wobeser, B.K.  2016.  What's your diagnosis? Multiple hepatic masses in a cat.  Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 45(3): 509-510.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vcp.12380

  • Meachem, M.D., Snead, E.R., Kidney, B.A., Jackson, M.L., Dickinson, R., Larson, V., Simko, E.  2015.  A comparative proteomic study of plasma in feline pancreatitis and pancreatic carcinoma using 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis for the identification of diagnostic biomarkers: a pilot study.  Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 79(3): 184-189.