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Francisco O. Conrado - DVM, MSc, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical)


  • DVM – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2009
  • Clinical Pathology Residency – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2012
  • MSc – Universidade Federal do Paraná, 2014
  • Clinical Pathology Residency – University of Florida, 2018

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology)
  1. CONRADO, F.O., DARK, M.J. BEATTY, S.S.K. Pathology in Practice - Aggressive left mandibular lesion in a 16-year-old Domestic Longhaired cat. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, v. 255(3), p. 309-312, 2019.

  2. CONRADO, F.O., SPOLDI, E., KIERAN, E.A., DARK, M.J., LEISSINGER, M.K. What is Your Diagnosis? - Fine needle aspirate of a large mass in the ventral peritoneal space in a dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, v. 48(2), p. 355-335, 2019.
  3. CONRADO, F.O., FOX-ALVAREZ, S.A., WILLIAMS, M.L. What is Your Diagnosis? - Fine needle aspirate from an enlarged sternal lymph node in a cat. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2018 Dec 11. doi: 10.1111/vcp.12680. [Epub ahead of print].
  4. PELLIZZARO, M., CONRADO, F.O., MARTINS, C.M., JOAQUIM, S.F., FERREIRA, F., LANGONI, H., BIONDO, A.W. Serosurvey of Leptospira spp. and Toxoplasma gondii in rats captured from two zoos in Southern Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 50(6), p. 857-860, 2017.
  5. MACHADO, C.A.L., VIDOTTO, O., CONRADO, F.O., SANTOS, N.J.R., VALENTE, J.D.M., BARBOSA, I.C., TRINDADE, P.W.S., GARCIA, J.L., BIONDO, A.W., VIEIRA, T.S.W.J., VIEIRA, R.F.C. Mycoplasma ovis infection in goat farms from northeastern Brazil. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, v. 55(1-5), 2017.
  6. MOORE, A.R., LEAVELL, S.E., CONRADO, F.O., BEATTY, S.K., MACNEIL, A.L. Cytologic Features and Staining Characteristics of Gamna-Gandy Bodies from Seven Canine Fine Needle Aspirate Preparations. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, v. 29(6), p. 920-925, 2017.
  7. CONRADO, F.O., RASKIN, R.E. What is Your Diagnosis? - Purple granules within neutrophils of a dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, v. 46(4), p.639-640, 2017.
  8. CONRADO, F.O., WEEDEN, A.L., SPEAS, A.L., LEISSINGER, M.K. Macrocytosis secondary to hydroxyurea therapy – Case Report. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, v. 46(3), p. 451-456, 2017.
  9. CONRADO, F.O., DO NASCIMENTO, N.C., SANTOS, A.P., ZIMPEL, C.K., MESSICK, J.B., BIONDO, A.W. Occurrence and identification of hemotropic mycoplasmas (Hemoplasmas) in free ranging and laboratory rats (Rattus norvegicus) from two Brazilian zoos. BMC Veterinary Research, v. 11, p. 286, 2015.
  10. GIZZI, A. B. R., CONRADO, F. O., BIONDO, A. W., POWOLNY, D., LEUTENEGGER, C., OLIVEIRA, S. T. PCR quantitativa (qPCR) no diagnóstico de doenças infecciosas em cães e gatos - revisão de literatura. Clínica Veterinária (São Paulo), v. XX, p. 78-94, 2015.
  11. TEIXEIRA, L.V., GUERRA, T.A., CONRADO, F.O., TERRA, S.R., GERARDI, D.G., GONZÁLEZ, F. H. D. Evaluation of tumor markers carcinoembryonic antigen, cytokeratin 19 fragment and cancer-associated antigen 72-4 in neoplastic and non-neoplastic canine effusions differentiation. Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, v. 66, p. 1311-1316, 2014.
  12. NEUWALD, E.B., TEIXEIRA, L.V., CONRADO, F.O., SILVA, M.O.D., HLAVAC, N.R.C., GONZÁLEZ, F.H.D. Epidemiological, clinical and immunohistochemical aspects of canine lymphoma in the region of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, v. 34, p. 349-354, 2014.
  13. SANTOS, A.P., CONRADO, F.O., MESSICK, J.B., BIONDO, A.W., STEDILE, S.T.O., GUIMARAES, A.M.S., do NASCIMENTO, N.C., GONZALEZ, F.H.D. Hemoplasma frequency and hematological abnormalities associated with infection in three different cat populations from Southern Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, v. 23, n. 4, p. 428-34, 2014.
  14. VENTURA, F.V., CONRADO, F.O., HLAVAC, N., OLIVEIRA, S.T., MATTOSO, C.R., GONZÁLEZ, F.H.D. Alterações da Hemostasia Primária em Cães Azotêmicos. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, v. 41, n. 1147, p. 1-6, 2013.
  15. CONRADO, F.O., OLIVEIRA, S.T., LACERDA, L.A., SILVA, M.O.D., HLAVAC, N., GONZÁLEZ, F.H.D. Clinicopathologic and electrocardiographic features of Akita dogs with high and low erythrocyte potassium phenotypes. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, v. 43, p. 50-54, 2014.
  16. CONRADO, F.O., BRUNO, A.F., ALENCAR, N.X. What is Your Diagnosis? Scapular Mass on a Chinese Hamster. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, v.42, n. 4, p. 533-534, 2013.
  17. SOARES, F. A. C.; NEUWALD, E. B.; MOMBACH, V. S.; D´ÁVILA, A.E.R.; CONRADO, F.O.; GONZÁLEZ, F.H.D. . Systolic blood pressure of dogs at hospital and domestic environment. Ciência Rural, v. 42, p. 1243-1248, 2012.
  18. HLAVAC, N.R.C.; LACERDA, L.A.; CONRADO, F. O.; HÜNNING, P.S.; SEIBERT, M.; GONZÁLEZ, F.H.D.; GIGER, U. Hemolytic anemia caused by hereditary pyruvate kinase deficiency in a West Highland White Terrier dog. Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria, v. 44, p. 195-200, 2012.
  19. CONRADO, F. O., RODRIGUES, B.A., LACERDA, L.A., LASTA, C.S., ESTEVES, V.S., GONZÁLEZ, F.H.D. Use of lithium carbonate in the treatment of a suspected case of oestrogen-induced bone marrow aplasia in a bitch. Veterinary Record, v. 164, p. 274-275, 2009.

General Research Interests

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emerging/Novel Pathogens
  • Oncology