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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 the Veterinary…
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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…