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


Lacuna Diagnostics is disrupting the current cytology diagnostic system by using modern technologies to allow veterinarians to upload images of their slides for near-instant review by a pathologist. We want to make digital cytology the norm in diagnostics.


Aaron Wallace  MS MBA D.V.M. Candidate (2019)

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

Conor Blanchet MPH MBA D.V.M Candidate (2019)

While working as an Emergency Medical Technologist for a clinical pathology lab, Conor forged a deep interest in cytology. It was during this opportunity that Conor discovered and explored the value of moving a digital cytology image for diagnosis. Conor’s problem solving abilities, previous consulting experience, and overall curiosity for cytology will open up our future service offerings as he scales and directs the cytology side of Lacuna Diagnostics.

Garrett Walz MBA

Garrett has years of IT Management and Leadership experience with General Electric Company. He is a GE certified Six Sigma Black Belt and currently leads a, global, cross-functional team to deliver a high-profile, strategic platform for GE’s Oil & Gas business. Garrett’s leadership abilities, tenacity, and project management keep our Lacuna system on track and constantly moving forward.  While Garrett has involvement in 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.  His work for pharmaceutical startups has been invaluable to Lacuna. Bikul has moved on from the life of a chemist and now is 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 our system streamlined.  Bikul leads technology development, assists in financial model development, and will be the lead data scientist as we scale.

Eric Fish, D.V.M., 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 & 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 & interest in digital cytology and hematology. Eric spearheads the pathology side from research & development to pathologist management and quality assurance.