Serena L Craft

Serena L Craft,

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 294-4137
Business Email: crafts@ufl.edu

About Serena L Craft

Dr. Serena Craft earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004 from Washington State University. She then went on to practice in small animal emergency and general practice in Western Washington until 2010 when both she and her husband accepted residency positions here at the University of Florida in anatomic pathology. Dr. Craft finished her residency and received her board certification in 2013. After her residency, she stayed on at the University of Florida as a clinical instructor and eventually accepted a position as a clinical assistant professor.

Dr. Craft has always had a wide variety of interests in pathology and deep curiosity that has kept her invigorated and engaged in both her teaching and service duties. She currently teaches disorders of growth and neoplasia in VEM 5161 General Pathology; cardiac, endocrine, ear, and ocular pathology in VEM 5162 Systemic Pathology; and small animal cardiac, reproductive, and ocular pathology in VEM 5164 Small Animal Pathology. She is also currently the coarse coordinator for VEM 5164 and actively engaged in teaching residents and students through their clinical clerkships.

Dr. Craft has a particular interest and passion in ocular pathology, oncopathology, laboratory medicine, and aquatic pathology. Currently, she co-runs the University of Florida Ocular Pathology service and is involved in a variety of research projects using rodent and fish models.

Accomplishments

Diplomate
2013 · American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Dr. Allan H. Hart Scholarship, senior student with exceptional proficiency in diagnostic clinical pathology
2004 · Washington State University
DVM with honors
2004 · Society of Phi Zeta, Iota Chapter
Jinx Clarke Scholarship
2003 · Washington State University
Anna Conley Scholarship
2002 · Washington State University
Dr. E.M. Gildow Memorial Scholarship
2001 · Washington State University

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Pathologists
    American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Research Profile

Research interests include toxicologic pathology, laboratory animal pathology, and oncologic pathology. Dr. Craft enjoys collaborating on a variety of projects and has worked with a variety of mouse and fish models.

Publications

2021
Microbiome analysis and predicted relative metabolomic turnover suggest bacterial heme and selenium metabolism are altered in the gastrointestinal system of zebrafish (Danio rerio) exposed to the organochlorine dieldrin.
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 268(Pt B) [DOI] 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115715. [PMID] 33069042.
2021
What is your diagnosis? Subcutaneous mass in a cat.
Veterinary clinical pathology. [DOI] 10.1111/vcp.12931. [PMID] 34374117.
2020
Development and assessment of a novel ex vivo corneal culture technique involving an agarose-based dome scaffold for use as a model of in vivo corneal wound healing in dogs and rabbits.
American journal of veterinary research. 81(1):47-57 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.81.1.47. [PMID] 31887084.
2020
Evaluation of Microbiome-Host Relationships in the Zebrafish Gastrointestinal System Reveals Adaptive Immunity Is a Target of Bis(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) Exposure.
Environmental science & technology. 54(9):5719-5728 [DOI] 10.1021/acs.est.0c00628. [PMID] 32255618.
2017
Antemortem Diagnosis of Coxiellosis in a Blue and Gold Macaw ( Ara ararauna).
Journal of avian medicine and surgery. 31(4):364-372 [DOI] 10.1647/2016-224. [PMID] 29327963.
2016
Bilateral microphthalmos with cyst in a neonatal foal.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 19(4):332-339 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12299. [PMID] 26215738.
2016
Sexual dimorphic function of IL-17 in salivary gland dysfunction of the C57BL/6.NOD-Aec1Aec2 model of Sj√∂gren’s syndrome.
Scientific reports. 6 [DOI] 10.1038/srep38717. [PMID] 27958291.
2016
What is your diagnosis? Perineal mass in a dog.
Veterinary clinical pathology. 45(2):385-6 [DOI] 10.1111/vcp.12341. [PMID] 27093459.
2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Manifested as Optic Neuropathy in the Horse: a Commentary and Clinical Case
Equine Veterinary Education. 26(10):527-531 [DOI] 10.1111/eve.12214.
2013
Report of wood decay fungus Inonotus tropicalis (phylum Basidiomycota) from a dog with a granulomatous mediastinal mass.
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 25(5):566-72 [DOI] 10.1177/1040638713499341. [PMID] 23929678.
2012
Third eyelid dermoid in a horse.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 15(5):351-4 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2012.00994.x. [PMID] 22348259.

Education

Residency, Anatomic Pathology
2013 · University of Florida
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2004 · Washington State University
Bachelor of Science, Biology
2000 · Pacific Lutheran University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2011-2013,2015-2019,2017-2021
VEM5851 Senior Clk App Pathol
2015-2021
VEM5161 Vet General Pathol
2010-2021
VEM5751 Core Clk Appl Pathol
2015-2016,2018-2021
VEM5164 Small Anim Pathology
2017-2021
VEM5162 Vet Pathology 2

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4137
Emails:
Business:
crafts@ufl.edu