Dr Melanie Dobromylskyj qualified from Bristol University in 2004, having also intercalated a BSc in Veterinary Pathology at the RVC in 2002. 

Following a small animal internship at the Animal Health Trust, she completed her PhD in bovine molecular immunology at the Institute for Animal Health and the University of Cambridge in 2009, studying the receptors expressed on natural killer cells. She spent a year as a pathology resident at Glasgow University before joining Finn Pathologists in 2012, where she continued her training in conjunction with a part-time residency at the RVC. 

Melanie became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2014 and an honorary lecturer in anatomic pathology at the RVC in 2015. In 2016 she became a RCVS-recognised specialist in Veterinary Pathology (small animals), and is currently Head of Histopathology at Finn Pathologists. 

Published Papers

  • Ferguson S, Smith KC, Welsh CE, Dobromylskyj MJ. (2019). A retrospective study of more than 400 feline nasal biopsy samples in the UK (2006-2013). Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Epub doi: 10.1177/1098612X19881847
  • Dobromylskyj MJ, Martinez F, Lovell A. (2019). Spindle cell sarcomas, suggestive of peripheral nerve sheath tumours, arising in the tongues of two cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports. 19;5(2): 2055116919875259
  • Pittaway R, Dobromylskyj MJ, Erles K, Pittaway CE, Suárez-Bonnet A, Chang YM, Priestnall SL. (2019). Nonocular Melanocytic Neoplasia in Cats: Characterization and Proposal of a Histologic Classification Scheme to More Accurately Predict Clinical Outcome. Veterinary Pathology. 56(6):868-877.
  • O'Halloran C, Ioannidi O, Reed N, Murtagh K, Dettemering E, Van Poucke S, Gale J, Vickers J, Burr P, Gascoyne-Binzi D, Howe R, Dobromylskyj M, Mitchell J, Hope J, Gunn-Moore D. (2019). Tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis in pet cats associated with feeding a commercial raw food diet. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 21(8):667-681. 
  • Dobromylskyj M, Elsheikha HM, Gunn-Moore D. (2019). Aelurostrongylosis in a young kitten in the UK. The Veterinary Record. 23; 184(8):257. 
  • O'Halloran C, Hope JC, Dobromylskyj M, Burr P, McDonald K, Rhodes S, Roberts T, Dampney R, De la Rua-Domenech R, Robinson N, Gunn-Moore DA. (2018). An outbreak of tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis infection in a pack of English Foxhounds (2016-2017). Transboundary and emerging diseases. 65(6):1872-1884. 
  • Pradel J, Berlato D, Dobromylskyj M, Rasotto R. (2018). Prognostic significance of histopathology in canine anal sac gland adenocarcinomas: Preliminary results in a retrospective study of 39 cases. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. 16(4):518-528.
  • Ho, NT, Smith KC and Dobromylskyj MJ (2017). A retrospective study of more than 9,000 feline cutaneous tumours in the United Kingdom: 2006-2013. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 20(2):128-134.
  • Dobromylskyj MJ, Fernandes RA, French A, Pocknell AM, Smith KC. (2016). Clinical, histological and prognostic features of a novel nail-bed lesion of cats: 41 cases. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 19 (8): 853-859.
  • O'Halloran C, Del-Pozo J, Breheny C, Gunn-Moore D, Dobromylskyj M, Papasoulitis K, Simpson K, Henken J.(2016). Unusual presentations of feline cowpox. The Veterinary Record. 179(17):442-443. 
  • Dobromylskyj MJ, Rasotto R, Melville K, Smith KC, Berlato D. (2015). Evaluation of minichromosome maintenance protein 7 and c-KIT as prognostic markers in feline cutaneous mast cell tumours. Journal of Comparative Pathology. 153(4):244-50.
  • Dobromylskyj MJ, Dobromylskyj P. (2015). Selective fatty replacement of the exocrine pancreas in a domestic shorthair cat; histopathological findings with long term outcome. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports. 1(2):2055116915593967.
  • Melville K, Smith KC, Dobromylskyj MJ. (2015). Feline cutaneous mast cell tumours: a UK-based study comparing signalment and histological features with long-term outcomes. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 17 (6): 486-493.
  • Gutierrez-Quintana R, Carrera I, Dobromylskyj M, Patterson-Kane J, Ortega M, Wessmann A. (2013). Pituitary metastasis of pancreatic origin in a dog presenting with acute-onset blindness. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 49(6):403-6.
  • Dobromylskyj MJ, Copas V, Durham A, Hughes TK, Patterson-Kane JC. (2011). Disseminated lipid-rich peritoneal mesothelioma in a horse. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 23: 615-618.  
  • Dobromylskyj MJ, Sparkes AH. (2010). Assessing portable blood glucose meters for clinical use in cats in the United Kingdom. The Veterinary Record. 167(12):438-42.
  • Dobromylskyj MJ, Connelley T, Hammond JA, Ellis SA. (2009). Cattle Ly49 is polymorphic. Immunogenetics. 61(11-12):789-95.
  • Dobromylskyj M, Dennis R, Adams V, Ladlow J. (2008). The use of magnetic resonance imaging in the management of pharyngeal penetration injuries in dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 49(2): 74-9.
  • Dobromylskyj M, Ellis S. (2007). Complexity in cattle KIR genes: transcription and genome analysis. Immunogenetics. 59(6):463-72.
  • Araibi EH, Marchetti B, Dornan ES, Ashrafi GH, Dobromylskyj M, Ellis SA, Campo MS. (2006). The E5 oncoprotein of BPV-4 does not interfere with the biosynthetic pathway of non-classical MHC class I. Virology. 353(1):174-83.

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