Welcome Dr. Spinato

Dr. Maria Spinato          Welcome Dr. Spinato

Dr. Maria Spinato has been appointed Director, Animal Health Laboratory, and Co-Executive Director, Laboratory Services Division, effective September 1, 2019.

Dr. Spinato graduated with DVM and DVSc degrees from the Ontario Veterinary College, is an Anatomic Pathology diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and completed an MBA at the University of Regina. She brings 20 years of relevant management / supervisory experience to the role, as well as having deep knowledge of the Animal Health Laboratory. In her current role, Maria has managed a considerable pathology caseload, as well as supervising the postmortem laboratory section. She has special interests in gastrointestinal and small ruminant pathology, and has organized emergency exercises involving foreign animal disease suspects for the AHL. As a member of the Accreditation Committee of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Maria has also gained insight into animal health laboratory operations across North America.

“Dr. Grant Maxie has established the AHL as a top-level, high-quality organization that serves the testing needs of animal health industries, livestock producers, and animal owners. My goals are to support AHL staff and clients as we continue to work together in a rapidly evolving sector that will require innovative testing capabilities and adding value to laboratory data.”   AHL