Overmann, DVM, Diplomate ACVP

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Contact Info

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Pathology Residency, University of Minnesota

DVM, Iowa State University


Dr. Overmann completed his DVM at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa in 2004. In 2007 he completed a Veterinary Clinical Pathology Residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Overmann is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Overmann is interested in diagnostic hematology and cytology, immune-mediated hematologic diseases, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and case-based learning in the veterinary curriculum.

Awards & Recognition

Excellence in Course Coordination Award (CVM 6532 - Clinical Laboratory Medicine) Academic year 2009 - 2010

Professional Associations

American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology


Research Summary/Interests

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Use of case-based assignments in veterinary curricula
  • Methods of assessment


  1. Overmann JA, Finno C, Sharkey LC. What is your Diagnosis? Elevated bicarbonate concentration in a foal. Vet Clin Pathol. 2010;39:515-516.
  2. Overmann JA, Sharkey LC, Weiss DJ, Borjesson DL. Performance of 2 microtiter canine Coombs’ tests. Vet Clin Pathol. 2007;36:179-183
  3. Sharkey L, Overmann J, Flash P. Evolution of a course in veterinary clinical pathology: The application of case-based writing assignments to focus on skill development and facilitation of learning. J Vet Med Educ. 2007;34:423-430.

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.


Teaching Areas

  • My main teaching activities take place in the core clinical pathology course for second-year DVM students and in the 4th year clinical pathology rotation in the DVM curriculum. My primary instructional areas include hematology, coagulation, cytology, and clinical chemistry. I also teach in a variety of other DVM and undergraduate courses.
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology (CVM 6534)
  • Clinical Laboratory Medicine (CVM 6532) - Course Coordinator
  • Descriptive Histopathology (VMED 5330)
  • Topics in Veterinary Clinical Pathology (VMED 5310)
  • Basic Pathology (CVM 6298)
  • Small Animal Management (VCS 4606)



  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Board Certifications

Diplomate ACVP

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic hematology and cytology Immune-mediated hematologic diseases Myelodysplastic syndromes in companion animals Hematopoietic neoplasia Assay Validation and optimization