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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

Histopathology processing is a crucial and intricate procedure that involves multiple steps. Throughout each step, there is a risk of introducing artefacts that can affect the accuracy of the results. In this blog, we will provide you with essential tips to help you mitigate these risks and ensure reliable histopathological analysis. Sampling When dealing with…
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Annika Herrmann

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

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Unlocking the Power of Haematology

In the world of haematology, the morphological evaluation of blood film is an indispensable cornerstone. Its significance cannot be overstated, as it uncovers fundamental abnormalities that automated analysers often miss. From the basics of identifying platelet clumping to more advanced morphological irregularities in red cells, such as spherocytes, schistocytes, dacrocytes, and other abnormal forms, these serve as…
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VPG BRUCELLA UPDATE

In the last few years, cases of canine Brucellosis in the UK have been on the rise. Whilst this remains an uncommon disease in the UK; there is a need for The VPG to address our approach to the handling of samples in patients at increased risk of infection, as this is a zoonosis and…
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The 2023 Workplace Health Report found that 76% of employees report moderate-to-high or high levels of stress. The veterinary profession is no different, as the risk of poor mental health and suicide is higher than the population at large.[1] We’ve put together some tips that will help you to reduce stress, along with some helpful…
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This Easter, with all the chocolate Easter eggs in the home and Easter egg hunts on offer, there is an increased likelihood of chocolate poisoning in dogs. According to the BVA’s Voice of the Veterinary Professions surveys from 2016-2018, 60% of vets had treated cases of chocolate poisoning over the Easter period. At VPG, we…
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At the Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) we want to assist you in providing the best care for your patients possible. Sending the best possible sample to your diagnostic laboratory can help to reduce delays and improve the quality of the results that you receive. That’s why we have put together a step-by-step guide to assist…
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Poison Prevention Top Tips

Here at the Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) we want to ensure that you have the information needed in cases of suspected poisoning in animals. VPG offer a full spectrum of toxicology tests to veterinary practices throughout the UK and Ireland and in this blog, you will find top tips and information on what is needed…
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