Meet our team here at Innovative Vet Path! We are an organization of passionate, board-certified individuals, excited and ready to interpret specimens and provide accurate, timely guidance.
Karen Trainor, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP
Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Pathology
Dr. Trainor is originally from New York and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 before completing a small animal rotating medical and surgical internship at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services in Rochester, NY. She pursued a residency in anatomic pathology and a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular pathology at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Dr. Trainor is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology and a member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, and American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Trainor went on to work as a research assistant professor in the cardiovascular and translational pathology lab at Texas A&M. She obtained additional training and experience in dermatopathology while working as a diagnostic pathologist at Abaxis Veterinary Reference Lab in the Kansas City area. Her other special interests include infectious diseases and zoo and wildlife pathology. Dr. Trainor lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, daughter, and their adorable cat Toby.
Brian Palmeiro, VMD, Diplomate ACVD
Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
Dr. Brian Palmeiro was born in Long Island, NY and obtained a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University. He attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, as well as a residency in dermatology and allergy at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His interests include allergic skin disease, ear disease, immune mediated, and autoimmune skin disease. Dr. Palmeiro is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Prior to starting Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology in 2010, Dr. Palmeiro practiced in the Philadelphia area, NJ and Delaware. He still sees cases part time at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern, PA. Dr. Palmeiro lectures at the University of Pennsylvania to veterinary students and serves as a mentor in the dermatology residency program. Dr. Palmeiro lives in Allentown with his wife, son, daughter, 3 dogs, and numerous fish.
Wild Kingdom Consultant and Office Supervisor
Specially-trained in the study of human-feline communication and licensed in cardboard box lounging, Toby Trainor holds an essential position here at Innovative Vet Path. Ensuring that all our practices meet Pawfessional Union of Radiology Regulation (PURR) standards, Toby’s supervision is yet another aspect of our company that propels us to excellence. While a serious advocate for feline rights, Toby does enjoy some recreation from time to time. In addition to providing the human-to-animal bridge that is such a needed facet of our industry, Toby still finds time to seek out perfectly-sized patches of sunlight on carpet and finds particular joy in knocking half-drunk cups of liquid off of flat, raised surfaces.