Dr Karen Jackson

Honorary Senior Lecturer

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science


After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2002, I worked as a veterinarian in a mixed animal practice in Victoria, as a small animal intern in Brisbane (BVSC), and as a Veterinary Associate in England before moving to Pennsylvania for five years to complete a Haematology and Transfusion fellowship, veterinary clinical pathology residency, and then lectureship. I passed my Memberships in Internal Medicine in 2006, completed my Haematology and Transfusion Fellowship in 2007, and my Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology) in 2010.

In 2011, I returned to Australia and worked as a specialist veterinary clinical pathologist for IDEXX in Sydney for almost four years then moved to an academic role as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide before coming home to Queensland when I was recently accepted as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology here at the University of Queensland.

I am passionate about veterinary student education and hope to help UQ students to understand the importance and excitement of clinical pathology in veterinary medicine today. Although I enjoy all aspects of clinical pathology, I have specific diagnostic and research interests in haematology, transfusion medicine, immunohaematology, and oncology. I also love collaborative research with a clinical focus in any species so if people are looking for clinical pathology expertise as part of a project then please feel free to contact me.

Research Interests

  • Haematology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Cytopathology
  • Endocrinology


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honors Class 1, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Jackson, Karen V. (2014). Immunohematology and hemostasis. Equine clinical pathology. (pp. 37-70) edited by Raquel M. Walton. Ames, IA, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118718704

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision