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Clinical Veterinarian in Anatomic Pathology

Hannah is a veterinary anatomic pathologist who has worked in both academic and diagnostic settings. At the Department of Veterinary Medicine, she is part of the team delivering the diagnostic post mortem and surgical biopsy services. She teaches pathology and clinical reasoning to undergraduate vet students and post graduate vet-specialists in training. Hannah also undertakes clinical and basic science research, with a specific interest in lung pathology, the innate immune system, and veterinary oncology. She provides experimental histopathology expertise for scientific collaborators.

Hannah is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and an RCVS specialist in Veterinary Pathology.


Key publications: 


Wong ΗE, Tourlomousis P, Paterson GK, Webster S, Bryant CE (2023) Naturally-occurring serotype 3 Streptococcus pneumoniae strains that lack functional pneumolysin and autolysin have attenuated virulence but induce localized protective immune responses. PLoS ONE 18(3): e0282843.

Wong HE, Cullen JM, Vilà-González M, Pittaway R, Desmet VJ, Gillian TD. Patent hepatic ciliated foregut remnant resulting in an umbilicobiliary sinus tract, with gallbladder agenesis, in an 8-wk-old male French Bulldog. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2023 vol 23, issue 2. doi: 10.1177/10406387221147317 PMID: 36600481.

Forster SC, Clare S, Beresford-Jones BS, Harcourt K, Notley G, Stares MD, Kumar N, Soderholm AT, Adoum A, Wong H, Morón B, Brandt C, Dougan G, Adams DJ, Maloy KJ, Pedicord VA, Lawley TD. Identification of gut microbial species linked with disease variability in a widely used mouse model of colitis. Nat Microbiol. 2022 Apr;7(4):590-599. doi: 10.1038/s41564-022-01094-z. Epub 2022 Apr 1. PMID: 35365791; PMCID: PMC8975739.

Wong H*, Byrne S*, Rasotto R, Drees R, Taylor A, Priestnall SL, Leo C. A Retrospective Study of Clinical and Histopathological Features of 81 Cases of Canine Apocrine Gland Adenocarcinoma of the Anal Sac: Independent Clinical and Histopathological Risk Factors Associated with Outcome. Animals (Basel). 2021 Nov 22;11(11):3327. doi: 10.3390/ani11113327. PMID: 34828058; PMCID: PMC8614406. *joint first authors,

Williams MJ, Wong HE, Priestnall SL, Szladovits B, Stapleton N, Hedley J. 2020 Anaplastic sarcoma and Sertoli cell tumor in a Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery June 30(2):68-73.

Wong HE, Hedley J, Stapleton N, Murphy B, Priestnall SL. 2018 Odontoameloblastoma with extensive chondroid matrix deposition in a guinea pig. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation Sep;30(5):793-797. PMID:30132419

Thomas GL, Böhner CM, Williams HE, Walsh CM, Ladlow M, Welch M, Bryant CE, Spring DR. 2006 Immunomodulatory effects of Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing small molecule probes on mammalian macrophages. Molecular Biosystems. Feb;2(2):132-7. PMID:16880931


Clinical Veterinarian in Anatomic Pathology
Available for consultancy


Person keywords: 
Innate immunity
Veterinary oncology