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Dr Melanie Dobromylskyj qualified from Bristol University in 2004, having also intercalated a BSc in Veterinary Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2002. Following a small animal internship at the Animal Health Trust, she completed her PhD in bovine molecular immunology at the Institute for Animal Health and the University of Cambridge in 2009, studying the receptors expressed on natural killer cells. She spent a year as a pathology resident at Glasgow University before joining Finn Pathologists in 2012, where she continued her training in conjunction with a part-time residency at the RVC. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2014 and an honorary lecturer in anatomic pathology at the RVC in 2015. In 2016 she became a RCVS-recognised specialist in veterinary pathology (small animals), and a Fellow of the RCVS for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice in 2020. She has also completed the feline medicine distance education course (ISFM/University of Sydney), one of the first pathologists to undertake this course. She is currently an Education Co-ordinator for the British Society of Veterinary Pathology and a trustee for the British College of Veterinary Specialists, representing the paraclinical disciplines. She works as a diagnostic histopathologist for Finn Pathologists, a large commercial diagnostic laboratory based in the UK, and covers both first opinion and referral practice cases, predominantly canine and feline. She has a particular interest in feline pathology and medicine, immunohistochemistry, and in teaching and research collaborations.