Our Pathology Team

Casey J. LeBlanc,

DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVP (Clinical Pathology)

Dr. LeBlanc is a clinical pathologist for and is CEO of Eastern VetPath.  His areas of special interest include diagnostic cytopathology and hematopathology.  He received his veterinary degree from Louisiana State University in 1996, and then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center.  After his internship, he returned to LSU for his clinical pathology residency and PhD training, completed in 2003.  After working for Antech Diagnostics from 2003-2004, he joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee.  During his almost 10 years at UT, Dr. LeBlanc was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, was actively involved in teaching veterinary students and training residents in clinical pathology, and was recognized with multiple teaching awards. As of June 2014, Dr. LeBlanc and his family live in Bethesda, MD. After reading cytologies for 3 years in northern Virginia (at The Regional Veterinary Referral Center), Dr. LeBlanc now works from our dedicated cytology laboratory in Bethesda.

Jennifer L. Scruggs,

PhD, DVM, Diplomate, ACVP (Clinical & Anatomic Pathology)

Dr. Scruggs is a clinical pathologist for and CMO of Eastern VetPath. Her areas of interest include diagnostic hematopathology and cytopathology, and correlates between ultrasonographic findings and cytopathology results and use. She received a PhD in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University in 2002, and her DVM from the University of Tennessee (UT) in 2006. She joined the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps after graduation from veterinary school, and served on active duty for over 13 years. During that time, she completed a clinical pathology residency at UT in 2014, and a one year anatomic pathology residency at the Joint Pathology Center (JPC) in Maryland in 2018. She also served on staff at JPC from 2014 to 2017, and mentored anatomic residents in clinical and general pathology. Dr. Scruggs is now in the U.S. Army reserves, and full time EVP clinical pathologist.

Danielle R. Reel,

DVM, Diplomate, ACVP (Anatomic Pathology)

Dr. Reel is an anatomic pathologist for Eastern VetPath.  Her areas of special interest include dermatopathology and oncologic pathology.  She received her veterinary degree in 2004, and completed her anatomic pathology residency training in 2007, at the University of Tennessee.  She began her career in pathology working for Antech Diagnostics from 2007-2008.  She then joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee and was actively involved in training veterinary students and residents in anatomic pathology.  She has also been active in publishing and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Veterinary Dermatology.

Matthew Sheley,

DVM, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)

He received his veterinary degree in 2014 from UC Davis and remained there for his anatomic pathology residency training, which he completed in 2017. His career began at the California state diagnostic lab, where he worked as a diagnostic pathologist from 2017 – 2019, providing necropsy and histopathology services on a wide range of species. During this time, he actively participated in student teaching and resident training at UC Davis Veterinary School, and was also a contract pathologist for VDx Veterinary Diagnostics and Preclinical Research Services, primarily evaluating surgical histopathology. Dr. Sheley collaborates on projects for publication regularly and is a reviewer for various fish pathology related journals. His special areas of interest are surgical pathology and fish pathology.


Laurie Brill,

BS, LVT Laboratory Manager

Laurie serves as our business and laboratory manager at the Bethesda cytology lab.  Laurie comes to us from an active career in veterinary medicine.  She started working in the veterinary field in high school and continued her education at Wilson College where she earned her BS in Veterinary Medical Technology with a minor in Small Business Management and became a licensed veterinary technician.  She went on to work as regional technician manager in a group of general practices, while also working part-time in surgical referral practice.  Laurie is an active volunteer with World Vets and has so far traveled to seven foreign countries doing veterinary mission work.  Since having her daughter and working harder than ever as a stay-at-home-mom for several years, she is enjoying being back in clinical practice at an internal medicine referral practice one day a week, and is especially excited to be working with Eastern VetPath, serving our clients and taking on much of the business side of the lab.  Laurie stays active outside work by serving as a board member and volunteer with Oldies but Goodies Cocker Rescue and shares her home with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, a cat and a betta fish.

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