I decided to become a veterinarian after discovering my interest in anatomy during high school. It was initially anatomy that cultivated my passion for diagnostic imaging in veterinary school. I have always been a visual person, and I love diagnostic imaging because it allows us to actually visualize anatomy and pathology. My favorite modalities include MRI and digital radiography, but I also enjoy performing ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and biopsy. When I am not working, I like to watch movies (particularly horror), all things Halloween, cook and try out new foods and drinks, and spend time with friends and my pets.
Clinical Areas of Interest:
- Digital Radiography
- Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and biopsy
- Bachelor of Science: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA
- Rotating Internship: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN
- Diagnostic Imaging Residency: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
Publications and Research
- Blank, C., et al. “Adult‐Onset Regurgitation in Two Dogs with Partial Oesophageal Constriction Caused by Vascular Ring Anomaly.” Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2020. doi:10.1111/jsap.13189.
- Stewart M., Hirsch A., Gaschen F., Schuber R., Blank C., Liu C., and Granger L.A. (2018, Oct). Use of non-inspiratory CT in dogs with chronic coughing.
- Blank C., Granger L.A., Queiroz-Williams P., Stewart M.A., Kearney M., and Gaschen L. Variation in airway size during respiration and cough in normal versus malacic dogs. Merial NIH Veterinary Scholars Program. Columbus, OH, August 2016.