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2023 was a year for digital transformation at VPG! We successfully transitioned to digital histology, allowing us to streamline our workflow, achieve unbeatable turnaround times and maintain the exceptional service offered by our histopathology lab. We are now delighted to announce the roll-out of digital cytology in our reference labs, with Pannoramic 3D Histech scanners…
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13th November 2023, Exeter, UK – Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), a high-quality leading diagnostic laboratory, is thrilled to launch its updated brand identity. The transformation is a significant milestone in the company’s history, reflecting its ongoing commitment to delivering excellence everywhere. For over twenty years VPG has been at the forefront of providing high quality…
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Exeter, UK, 6th November 2023 – Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), a high quality leading diagnostic laboratory, and VolitionRx Limited (Volition), a multi-national epigenetics company, have joined forces to launch the Nu.Q® Test to veterinary practices in the UK and Ireland. VPG is the first-to-market diagnostic laboratory in the UK and Ireland to offer the Nu.Q®…
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From the 1st of September 2023 VPG is excited to be able to offer PAX allergy service with IgE testing specifically designed for the veterinary industry.   What is PAX Allergy testing? PAX Allergy testing offers better identification of allergen cross reactivities than traditional ELISA testing, as well as CCD blocking, and over 200 allergen…
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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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Did you know that today (8th August 2023) is International Cat Day? At the Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) we offer a number of tests that can help to diagnose a number of common feline diseases. Below we have highlighted a small number of the tests that we provide. Hyperthyroidism: Kidney Disease: FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis):…
General News

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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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…