Clinical Pathology Laboratory

Joy Archer
MS VMD PhD FRCPath DECVCP FRCVS (Hon)

Professional history
After gaining masters and PhD degrees in biochemistry followed by post doctoral research experience, Joy spent many years doing laboratory and animal based medical research and teaching biochemistry to medical students. When Joy changed profession to veterinary medicine, she chose to specialise in clinical pathology and pathology as they are laboratory medicine based specialisms. Joy’s academic positions have involved teaching veterinary and graduate students, diagnostic services, laboratory management and clinical related research. During her time in Canada, Joy was fortunate to become involved with many wild life projects, and was able to continue these interests at the Royal Veterinary College with exotic species pets and some zoo animals. Joy was a founding Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP) and a past president of the ECVCP. In 2013, she was awarded honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and in 2015 she was awarded the European Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Hall of Fame Award, both for her services to Veterinary Clinical Pathology.

Special interests
Development and validation of new diagnostic tests
Flow cytometry for leukaemia/lymphomas
Urinary biomarkers for early renal disease in dogs and cats
Cardiac biomarkers
Diagnostic histopathology particularly of exotic species.

Please see Joy’s research profile for further information.

Key publications
Williams TL, Archer J. Effect of pre-warming EDTA blood samples to 37oC on platelet count measured by Sysmex XT-2000iV in dogs, cats and horses. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. In Press.

Guzera M, Cian F, Leo C, Winnicka A, Archer J. The use of flow cytometry for immunophenotyping lymphoproliferative disorders in cats: a retrospective study of 19 cases. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology; In Press.

Coelho PA, Bury L, Shahbazi MN, Liakath-Ali K, Tate PH, Wormald S, Hindley CJ, Huch M, Archer J, Skarnes WC, Zernicka-Goetz M, Glover DM. Over-expression of Plk4 induces centrosome amplification, loss of primary cilia and associated tissue hyperplasia in the mouse. Open Biol. In Press.

Williams TL, Archer J. Evaluation of urinary biomarkers for azotaemic chronic kidney disease in cats. Journal of Small Animal Practice. (2016) 27: 122-127.

Williams TL, Archer J. Validation of an automated enzyme immunoassay for the measurement of serum total thyroxine in cats. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. (2016) 45(1): 148-153.

Ortiz AL, Carvalho S, Leo C, Riondato F, Archer J, Cian F. (2015) Gamma delta T-cell large granular lymphocyte lymphoma in a dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology; 44(3):442-7

Pavlova EV, Archer J, Z Wang S, Dekker N, Aerts JM, Karlsson S, Cox TM. (2015) Inhibition of UDP-glucosylceramide synthase in mice prevents Gaucher disease-associated B-cell malignancy. Journal of Pathology; 235 (1): 113-25

Cian F, Villiers E, Archer J, Pitorri F, Freeman K. (2014) Use of Six Sigma Worksheets for assessment of internal and external failure costs associated with candidate quality control rules for an ADVIA 120 hematologyanalyzer.Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 43(2):164-71.

Sommerey CC, Williams TL, McCrone I, Ruiz-Ferreras A, Archer J. (2014) Thromboelastography in healthy dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science, 97(9): 5474-80.

Cian F, Guzera M, Frost S, Van Poucke S, Comazzi S, Archer J. (2014) Stability of immunophenotypic lymphoid markers in fixed canine peripheral blood for flow cytometric analysis. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 43(1):101-8.

Cian F, Palus V, Cherubini GB, Archer J, Villiers E. (2014) What is your diagnosis? Cerebrospinal fluid from a dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 43(1):115-6.

Shortland A, Chettle J, Archer J, Wood K, Bailey D, Goodfellow I, Blacklaws BA, Heeney JL. (2014) Pathology caused by persistent murine norovirus infection. Journal of General Virology, 95(Pt 2):413-22

Cian F, Tyner G, Martini V, Comazzi S, Archer J. (2014) Leukemic small cell lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a horse. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 42(3):301-6

Harris BJ, Constantino-Casas F, Archer J, Herrtage ME. (2013) Loeffler’s endocarditis and bicavity eosinophilic effusions in a dog with visceral mast cell tumour and hypereosinophilia. Journal of Comparative Pathology; 149(4):429-33.

Pavlova EV, Wang SZ, Archer J, Dekker N, Aerts JM, Karlsson S, Cox TM. (2013) B cell lymphoma and myeloma in murine Gaucher’s disease. Journal of Pathology; 231(1):88-97.

Sommerey CC, Borgeat KA, Hetzel U, Archer J, Torrance AG. (2012) Intrathoracic myxosarcoma in a dog. Journal of Comparative Pathology; 147(2-3):199-203

Monti P, Benchkroun G, Berlato D, Archer J. (2012) Initial evaluation of canine urinary cystatin C as a marker of renal function. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 53; 254-259.

Gow DJ, Gow AG, Bell R, Spratt D, Cash R, Rickets S, Archer J, Mellanby RJ. (2011) Serum cardiac troponin I in dogs with primary immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 52: 259-264.

Van Gelderen A, Archer J, Herrtage ME. (2011) Pre- and post-operative plasma histamine concentrations in 35 dogs with mast cell tumours. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 20: 209-215.

Watson PJ, Archer J, Roulois AJ, Scase TJ, Herrtage ME. (2010) Observational study of 14 cases of chronic pancreatitis in dogs. Veterinary Record, 167: 968-976.

Pastorello A, Constantino-Casas F, Archer J. (2010) Choroid plexus carcinoma cells in the cerebrospinal fluid of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 39: 505-510.