ELIZABETH CIENAVADVM, DACVP, VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGIST, LABORATORY DIRECTOR
Elizabeth Cienava, DVM, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (DACVP), serves as Director of the WestVet Diagnostic Laboratory. As a board certified veterinary pathologist, Dr. Cienava has the distinction of being one of only 1700 professionals worldwide.
As an upstate New York native, she completed a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York at Oswego. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida, followed by a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital and Referral Center in South Weymouth, MA. It was during this time that she met her future husband, Tad Squires, DVM. He works as a small animal practitioner at Hendricks Veterinary Hospital.
In 2004 Dr. Cienava completed a three-year residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at Texas A&M University. Following residency, she worked as a clinical pathology instructor at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, Georgia and served as a contract pathologist for IDEXX Laboratories in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Cienava has received a number of honors including the C.L. Davis, DVM Foundation Award for Scholarship in Veterinary Pathology, 2004, and the L.P. Jones Pathology Memorial Resident Award, 2004.
As a pathologist, Dr. Cienava has the unique situation of interacting with veterinarians, specialists, and patients. “I love providing quick diagnoses and strive to make both the clinician’s job and the owner’s decisions regarding the treatment of their pet a little bit easier.”
She and her husband have three amazing—and very busy—children and active dogs.
What does this native New Yorker think of the Treasure Valley? “I came to Boise in April 2010 to work alongside Dr. Jeff Brourman and Dr. Katherine Gailbreath and to open and develop WestVet Diagnostic Lab. As an added perk, our family now enjoys a beautiful, family-oriented city with plenty of outdoor fun and warm, wonderful people.” She said. “We love Boise! It is the best place we have lived.”