Dr. Bonnie Brenseke

Biomedical Pathology
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Office Location:
Leon Levine Hall of Medicine
Room 165
Mailing Address:
PO Box 4280
Buies Creek, NC 27506


Bonnie Brenseke, DVM, PhD, DACVP is Chair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Pathology. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Brenseke completed an Anatomic Pathology Residency at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital located on the Virginia Tech campus. Her residency training culminated in the passing of the rigorous exam to attain board certification and Diplomate status by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She then served as Chief Pathology Resident, performing diagnostic services for the hospital while also completing work towards a PhD. She earned her PhD from Virginia Tech with her research that explored the relationship between maternal nutrition, fetal health, and the development of chronic diseases. During her time in Virginia, she instructed 4th year veterinary students in their rotation through the pathology services, led lectures in the graduate level Cellular Pathology course, and took courses in education to attain the Future Professoriate Graduate Certificate. Dr. Brenseke has presented at several professional meetings and has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Her research and professional interests include nutrition, maternal-fetal health, chronic disease prevention, toxicologic pathology, and teaching. Dr. Brenseke and her husband are both North Carolina natives and proud parents of two boys, Dylan and Logan. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

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