Rachel E Burns

Atwater Laboratory, Room A-206
61 N. Eagleville Road U-3089
Storrs, CT 06269

Email: rachel.burns@uconn.edu
Telephone: (860) 486-3737


  • 2010 DIPL Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, board certification in veterinary anatomic pathology
  • 2007 DVM University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA
  • 2002 B.S. Biology Major, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Professional Experience

  • 2013-present: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • 2010-2013 Steel Endowed Pathology Fellow, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego, CA
  • 2009-2010 3rd Year Anatomic Pathology Resident, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego, CA
  • 2007-2009 Anatomic Pathology Resident, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

Courses Taught

PVS 3100: Histologic Structure and Function
PVS 5394:Veterinary Pathology Seminar

Diagnostic Interests

I perform diagnostic service as a pathologist for the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL). My diagnostic pathology interests are broad but more specifically include infectious diseases, diseases of non-domestic, zoo and wildlife species, and amyloidosis.


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Contact Us

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
61 North Eagleville Road, Unit-3089
Telephone: (860) 486-4000
Fax: (860) 486-2794
Email: maria.chartier@uconn.edu