Our team is passionate about improving quality of care in veterinary medicine.

Leveraging modern technology with our diverse backgrounds in business, science, and medicine, we are equipped to disrupt the current paradigm of diagnostic cytology. Digital cytology, coupled with near-instant review by a remote pathologist, can change veterinary practice for the better, starting today.

As a team of innovators, we are committed to shaping the world of digital cytology. In parallel with our current services, we are researching the future integration of artificial intelligence systems.


Aaron Wallace | MS, MBA, DVM Candidate (2019)

Aaron has earned his stripes in the veterinary industry with over 10 years of experience in mixed animal medicine, general practice, bovine reproduction, and specialty/emergency medicine. With knowledge of everyday operations, a background in practice management, and industry connections, Aaron has accelerated Lacuna’s minimal viable product and continues to drive clinical adoption.

Conor Blanchet | MPH, MBA, DVM Candidate (2019)

Conor’s background in clinical vet med and pathology has helped Lacuna Diagnostics bridge the gap between clinicians and pathologists.  Coming on full time in May of 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, Conor has been central to pushing Lacuna’s work forward on the hospital side, refining and improving our product and taking Lacuna onto the national stage. He’s constantly looking for veterinarians who are ‘Early Adopters’ and those who are willing to take the industry forward.

Garrett Walz | MBA

Garrett is a Six Sigma Black Belt with years of IT management and leadership experience at General Electric Company, where he leads a global, cross-functional team that delivers a high-profile, strategic platform for GE Oil & Gas. Garrett’s leadership abilities, tenacity, and project management skills keep Lacuna on track and constantly moving forward. While Garrett is involved with all aspects of Lacuna, he champions contract negotiations, oversees financial projections, and serves as a team lead.

Bikul Koirala | MS, MBA

Bikul began his career as an industrial  biotechnology chemist, and has since gained invaluable experience with multiple startups. As the co-founder of Kduo Productions, a mobile application company in Fort Collins, CO, Bikul is a true entrepreneur who combines his business and science degrees to solve problems and keep systems streamlined. At Lacuna, Bikul oversees technology development, assists with financial models, and is the lead data scientist.

Eric Fish | DVM, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical)

Eric graduated from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA in 2012. He subsequently completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary in Blacksburg, VA, and a residency in clinical pathology at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. He became a board-certified veterinary clinical pathologist in fall 2016, and has experience and interest in digital cytology and hematology. Eric spearheads Lacuna’s pathology operations, from research and development to pathologist management and quality assurance.