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Ben, a 2 year old Marmoset monkey. Clinical history Ben had a history of a fluid-filled swelling in the mammary area. Previously, fluid was sampled and was found to be of low cellularity. Lesions progressed with erythematous skin and secondary pyoderma over the entire ventrum and thickened, sore scrotal skin. Histology The biopsies submitted were…
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Annika Herrmann

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

For surgery of a neoplasm with curative intent, the goal is to achieve a macroscopic margin around the tumour at surgery and a microscopically tumour-free margin. The assumption is that with an ‘adequate’ margin, local recurrence can be prevented. In reality, the matter is more complex. Neoplasms with neoplastic tissue histologically extending to the tissue…
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Annika Herrmann

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

Multiple sudden deaths were reported in a population of captive seahorses (Hippocampus abdominalis). Histological examination revealed numerous ovoid to pear-shaped ciliated protozoal organisms measuring approximately 25×15 µm with a single nucleus. These were most numerous in subcutaneous fibrous connective tissue and muscle, but were also found within other tissues including the brain. The histological features…
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Kerstin Erles

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

Do you feel apprehensive taking blood samples from exotic species? Watch the recording of our webinar on “Basic Blood Sampling of Exotics” and learn how to take the fear out of the process. Dr Ian Sayers MRCVS will provide practical tips to help you obtain blood samples from exotics species, illustrate which vessels to get blood…
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VPG

Bertie, a 7 year old male neutered Domestic Shorthair cat Clinical history Bertie presented with chronic vomiting, intermittently reduced appetite and weight loss. Liver enzymes were increased and the liver had an abnormal appearance on ultrasound. Histology Histologically, the normal hepatic tissue architecture was disturbed by moderate to marked expansion of portal tracts, which were…
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Annika Herrmann

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

Watch the recording of our webinar ‘Proactive Pet Care; The Value of Wellness Testing’ which took place on 7th February 2024. Wellness testing incorporated into pet health plans is becoming a mainstay of general practice. In the presentation Annette Fitzgerald Levey, Director of Pathology at VPG, considers how the evolution of veterinary diagnostics and increased…
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VPG

Priscilla, an 11 year old female neutered Labrador Retriever. Clinical history: Priscilla presented with a two-month history of left thoracic limb lameness and a palpable mass over the left scapula. CT scan showed an osteodestructive lesion, which was suspected to be a primary bone tumour. No metastasis was detected on staging. The entire left thoracic…
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Alexander Civello

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

We are delighted to have joined forces with Volition Veterinary to provide practices in the UK & Ireland with the Nu.Q® Vet Test. We understand that as veterinary professionals, you may have some questions about the Nu.Q® Vet Test and how it can benefit your clients. In this blog, we will address some of the…
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VPG

Name, signalment: Freya, 4 year old female spayed Labrador Retriever Clinical history: Freya had an abnormal looking liver observed during laparoscopic spay. Serum biochemistry revealed decreased urea. Multiple biopsies were obtained from the liver and submitted for histology. Histology: Depending on the biopsy evaluated, there was significant distortion of the lobular architecture of the liver….
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Elizabeth Alloway

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

Sukie, a 12 year old female intact cross breed dog Clinical history Sukie presented with multiple highly pruritic lesions on the dorsum between the thoracic and lumbar spine and some smaller lesions distributed across the back over the last 2 months. Some lesions resolved with antibiotic treatment, while others remained. She had a bout of…
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Annika Herrmann

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist