Sound VetPath
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About Sound VetPath

Sound VetPath was established to provide high quality diagnostic veterinary pathology of non-domestic animals, including just about any species in the animal kingdom. We are dedicated to working directly with you and your pathology needs.

Barry Rickman, VMD, PhD, DACVP

PeopleI pursued a career in veterinary medicine to become an avian and exotic veterinarian. While in veterinary school, I completed multiple externships in zoo, wildlife, avian and exotic medicine. It was through the close interaction between the pathologists and the exotic medicine clinicians when I decided to pursue a career as a veterinary pathologist. I recently returned from working at the University of Sydney Veterinary School as a pathologist, where I worked with dozens of species, ranging from koala and kangaroos, to cockatoos, ornamental tropical fish and domestic species.

I completed my undergraduate training in chemistry at the University of Florida. I obtained my doctorate in organic chemistry with a specialty in natural products chemistry from Columbia University and during this time rescued a few parrots living in NYC that needed re-homing. I later completed my veterinary medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania followed by completing pathology training at the University of Washington in Seattle. I have coauthored over 25 scientific publications (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=rickman+b). I also have experience as an expert witness in forensic veterinary pathology. I became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2006.

I am an active member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Veterinary Medical Association, Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association, Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Forensic Science Association, and Wildlife Disease Association.