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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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Last year we featured a post on Spencer, our Business Development Manager Alastair Jack’s beautiful Labrador. Spencer was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis and using the VPG’s serological allergy screening service, we could formulate a tailored vaccine for immunotherapy. Spencer was a markedly pruritic dog with generalised ventral hyperpigmentation, and frequent, painful flare-ups. He has been…
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Case of the Month: August 2023

Gemma, a 10 year old FN golden retriever Clinical history: Presented with seizures. No abnormalities were found on examination of cerebrospinal fluid and serological screening for Toxoplasma sp. and Neospora sp. were negative. Haematology and biochemistry was within normal limits, including bile acid stimulation test. A CT scan was performed to look for extra-cranial causes…
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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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Case Study: Dirofilaria

Daisy Jones, a Resident in Clinical Pathology at the Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), has seen many interesting cases during her residency, including a recent case where Dirofilaria immitis was considered highly probable. Daisy’s study on this interesting case can be found below: Presentation: A 9 year old Labrador retriever presented to a veterinary centre for…
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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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VPG Joins Fitzpatrick Referrals in STS Study

The Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), today announced that it is partnering with Fitzpatrick Referrals to conduct a canine soft tissue sarcoma (STS) study. The study, which is being led by Tom Cave, the team of pathologists at VPG Histology and Jonathan Bray from Fitzpatrick Referrals, will be the largest piece of research into these tumours…
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Customer Centricity, People & Innovation

The Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), today announced that it is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company attributes its success over the last 2 decades to 3 main factors – customer centricity, its people and a focus on innovation. The VPG was born out of a conversation between two friends – a passionate pathologist and “businessman…
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A Residency in Retrospect with VPG

Hi, I’m Annie… I’m lucky enough to introduce myself as the newest resident at the Veterinary Pathology Group in the Hitchin laboratory. During vet school, I was that weird girl who actually liked microscopes. When I graduated, I became the weird vet who actually liked microscopes. So, I sought out my own kind and am…
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VPG Contributes to New Osteosarcoma Study

Yesterday (March 10th 2021) Canine Medicine and Genetics published research, led by the University of Bristol, which showed that a dog’s body size and shape could indicate a greater risk of osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is a painful and aggressive bone tumour in dogs that is known to be more common in certain breeds than others. Sam…
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