Histopathology

for Companion, Equine and Exotic Animals

Our highly dynamic laboratory provides unparalleled histopathology insights and largest number of immunohistochemisty markers available in the UK.

OUR EXPERTISE

We offer a full range of services ranging from cases received from our colleagues in general practice, to cases from almost all referral practices in the UK and Ireland.

We offer a full range of histopathology services:

  • All of our cases receive a full ECVP/ACVP style pathological description and clinically targeted comment provided for every case.
  • We are able to derive the greatest amount of clinically important information from the biopsy samples that are submitted to us by providing full light microscopic characterisation of tissues.
  • For all tumour submissions, we provide full evaluation of surgical margins where applicable.
  • We routinely grade canine and feline soft tissue sarcomas, canine mast cell tumours, pulmonary carcinomas, canine and feline mammary carcinomas, multilobular osteochondrosarcoma and canine lymphomas.

Our services include

  • Histopathology
  • Complex Histopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Special Stains

INTERPRETATION

We will always strive to give you a definitive diagnosis or we will provide an opinion on  what is most likely based on our years of experience and data and will discuss further diagnostic tests if applicable. We are always happy to discuss any results over the phone.

We are at the forefront of digital histopathology and one of our strengths is in the sharing capability, as our founding principal is teams of pathologists working together generate the best reports. Pathologists can easily share throughout the group complex cases or unusual species. This means that we can deliver rapid results without compromising on accuracy.

Friendly Personal Service

Unparalleled Insights

Speed & Accuracy

High Quality


SAMPLING TIPS

  • Use 10% formalin-solution and allow the specimen to fix for at least 24 hours.
  • Use a spill-proof container of an adequate size. For optimal fixation, the volume ratio of formalin: sample should be at least 10:1.
  • Small specimen can be secured in histology cassettes, but please make sure these are immersed in formalin with no air left in the cassettes.
  • In the interest of health and safety, please do not submit non- histopathology containers in particular no glass containers.
  • Submit fresh tissue for culture in a plain pot. Formaldehyde is bactericidal.
  • For large specimens, soak overnight in formaldehyde, then wrap in formaldehyde-soaked tissue paper. Triple bag the specimen. Do not put extra fluid in the bag.

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Our Histopathology Team

Caroline Fairbanks

Lab Director VPG Histopathology

Deepthi Chandy

Histology Laboratory Manager

Ellie O’Shea

Administration Manager

Sean Haugland

Head of Pathology and Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

Annika Herrmann

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

Taiana Costa Kirkham

Board Eligible Anatomic Pathologist

David Walker

Board Certified Anatomic Pathologist

Kerstin Baiker

Anatomical Pathologist

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