Dr. Ilze Matise

Dr. Ilze Matise, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVP has more than 15 years of experience in diagnostic veterinary pathology with most of this time devoted to small animal biopsies. Ilze received her veterinary degree from Latvia University of Agriculture in 1994. Ilze found her passion for veterinary pathology and received training in veterinary pathology in the US while pursuing PhD at Iowa State University. In 2001, Ilze’s professional career continued at the University of Minnesota where she held faculty position as a diagnostic pathologist at the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory and as a comparative pathologist at the Masonic Cancer Center. In 2007 she was put in change of anatomic veterinary pathology residency program at the College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2009, Ilze returned to Latvia to teach pathology and to provide biopsy service to small animal practitioners in Latvia. She is a diplomate of the American College Veterinary Pathologists since 2004. Ilze’s particular interests are dermatopathology and cancer pathology.