Serena L Craft

Serena L Craft,

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 294-4137
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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.


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.


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.
What is your diagnosis? Subcutaneous mass in a cat.
Veterinary clinical pathology. [DOI] 10.1111/vcp.12931. [PMID] 34374117.
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.
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.
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.
Bilateral microphthalmos with cyst in a neonatal foal.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 19(4):332-339 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12299. [PMID] 26215738.
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.
What is your diagnosis? Perineal mass in a dog.
Veterinary clinical pathology. 45(2):385-6 [DOI] 10.1111/vcp.12341. [PMID] 27093459.
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.
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.
Third eyelid dermoid in a horse.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 15(5):351-4 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2012.00994.x. [PMID] 22348259.


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
VEM5851 Senior Clk App Pathol
VEM5161 Vet General Pathol
VEM5751 Core Clk Appl Pathol
VEM5164 Small Anim Pathology
VEM5162 Vet Pathology 2

Contact Details

(352) 294-4137