Contact Information:

  • 1015 Railroad Ave.
    Suite 103
    Bellingham, WA 98226
  • Phone:360.306.8907
  • Fax:360.306.8923
  • Email:mjt@novapathology.com

About Us

Nova Pathology PC was established in 2003 to provide high-quality and timely pathology support to its clients. We serve clients in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, Contract Research Organizations and academic researchers. As Nova Pathology has grown, a team of highly qualified, experienced pathologists has been assembled to provide more diversified expertise and to continue to provide timely service. All of our pathologists are Diplomates of the ACVP and have many years of experience. Nova Pathology is fully GLP compliant with Biotechnical Services, Inc. of North Little Rock, Arkansas serving as the QAU.
Nova Pathology is a pathology service but to help clients meet other needs, we have established strategic alliances to provide histology (paraffin and plastic resin), immunohistochemistry, slide scanning and image analysis when needed.

Staff

Michael J. Tomlinson D.V.M., Ph.D.

President and Staff Pathologist

Dr. Michael Tomlinson
  • Regulatory Toxicologic Histopathology
  • Investigative and Animal Model Histopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry: Investigative, Tissue Microarrays, Tissue Cross-Reactivity
  • Peer Review and Expert Opinion
  • Target Animal Safety Studies

Dr. Tomlinson has over 36 years of experience in veterinary pathology with over 26 years experience in toxicologic pathology. His experience includes toxicologic pathology of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, medical devices and biomaterials. His work experience includes teaching, diagnostic veterinary pathology and toxicologic pathology in CRO’s and the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked as a consulting toxicologic pathologist since 2003, serving pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and CRO medical device clients. Dr. Tomlinson, certified in anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1981, is a member of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology and the American College of Toxicology. He received his D. V. M. from Auburn University in 1972 and his Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from the University of Georgia in 1979.


David Gribble D.V.M., Ph.D. DACVP

Staff Pathologist

David Gribble
  • Investigative and Animal Model Histopathology
  • Target Animal Safety Studies
  • Peer Review and Expert Opinions

Dr. Gribble has over 49 years of experience in veterinary pathology and was honored as a Distinguished Member of the ACVP in 2009. David is an excellent problem solver and his histopathology skills are widely known and respected by his colleagues. He taught veterinary pathology to veterinary students and pathology graduate students at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for 15 years before returning to his native Mt Vernon, Washington where he has been and continues as a consulting pathologist to local and international diagnostic laboratories and to Nova Pathology. A member of the ACVP since 1969, he earned his DVM from Washington State University in 1962 and his PhD in veterinary pathology from UC Davis in 1970.


Dr. Joel R. Leininger, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Staff Pathologist

Dr. Joel R. Leininger
  • Regulatory Toxicologic Histopathology
  • Investigative and Animal Model Histopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry: Investigative, Tissue Microarrays, Tissue Cross-Reactivity
  • Peer Review and Expert Opinion
  • Target Animal Safety Studies

Dr Leininger has over 39 years of experience in veterinary pathology with over 30 years experience in toxicologic pathology. His experience includes work with the National Toxicology Program, contract pathology and the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Leininger is recognized as an accomplished peer reviewer. He has the ability to prioritize the histologic findings and structure the report accordingly. Dr. Leininger was certified in anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1977 and is a member of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology. He received his D. V. M. from Iowa State University in 1972 was a resident in veterinary pathology at UC, Davis (1972-1973) and received his Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from the University of Georgia in 1976.