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


Lacuna Diagnostics promises to disrupt the current pathology 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 pathology the norm in diagnostics.


Conor Blanchet

Conor has versed knowledge in the field of emergency veterinarian medicine with experience as an Emergency Medical Technologist for a Clinical Pathology Lab. He also has experience as a Veterinary Technician/Assistant and a Biological Consultant for Energy Development. His unique knowledge of the world of laboratory pathology equips Lacuna with in-depth knowledge of industry processes and opportunities. Conor holds a B.A. in Biology from Colorado College, an M.B.A. from Colorado State University, and is an M.P.H Candidate (2017) and D.V.M. Candidate (2019) both at Colorado State University.

Bikul Koirala

Bikul has years of experience as an Industrial Biotechnology Chemist. In addition, he is the co-founder of Kduo Productions, a mobile application startup in Fort Collins, CO. His leadership of a successful startup business, keen growth management skills, and technical background, both in and out of the laboratory, are the perfect blend of skill and experience that gives Lacuna a technology driven comparative advantage. Bikul holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Chemistry, an M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from Idaho State University and an M.B.A. from Colorado State University.

Nick Norton

Nick started his career with service in the U.S. Navy. During his tenure of service, he achieved various specialist roles and served in technical leadership positions. Nick is now a Broker Associate with Velocity Real Estate and Investments, a boutique, service oriented firm in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins. His executive time-management, professional fortitude, unique service-oriented leadership, and grit are paramount to leading a fast-paced, high-growth team whilst delivering superior service to our customers. Nick holds a B.A. Political Science and an M.B.A. from Colorado State University.

Aaron Wallace

Aaron has multifaceted experience in the veterinary industry to include:  General Technician, Lead Anesthesia Technician, Lead Emergency Technician, and Lead Ultrasound Technician. Additionally, he has a well-rounded perspective with experience in hospital management and operations. He brings significant experience to our clinical operations and veterinary hospital research capabilities. Aaron holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Bucknell University, an M.S. in Toxicology and an M.B.A from Colorado State University, and is a D.V.M. Candidate - Colorado State University 2019.

Garrett Walz

Garrett has years of IT Management and Leadership roles, mostly at General Electric Company. He is a GE certified Six Sigma Blackbelt and currently leads a global, cross-functional team to deliver a high-profile, strategic platform for GE’s Oil & Gas business. Prior to GE, he owned and operated a small software development business. His management, analytical methodology, and program leadership experience are the core foundation of Lacuna’s superior financials and analytics. Garrett holds a B.S. in Information Technology from RIT and an M.B.A. from Colorado State University.