Microbiology & Infectious Disease

for Companion, Equine and Exotic Animals

Accurate and quantitative analysis for responsible treatment


Veterinary Pathology Group’s microbiology service offers comprehensive diagnostic testing, including urinalysis, cultures, faecal analysis, and serology testing. Our pathologists expertise aids in identifying and managing infectious diseases in animals.

We are committed to promoting the responsible use of antibiotics in animal healthcare. Our microbiology testing services play a crucial role in this endeavor by providing accurate and timely results that guide veterinarians in making informed decisions about antibiotic treatment. Through advanced diagnostic techniques, we identify and characterise bacterial pathogens, enabling precise antibiotic susceptibility testing. This process helps veterinarians tailor treatment plans to the specific needs of each patient, minimising the risk of antibiotic resistance and ensuring effective therapeutic outcomes. By prioritising responsible antibiotic use, we contribute to the overall health and well-being of animals while safeguarding against the growing global concern of antimicrobial resistance. Trust us to deliver reliable microbiology testing that supports ethical and sustainable veterinary practices

Our services include

  • Cultures
  • Antibiotic Sensitivity & MICs
  • Urinalysis
  • Faecal Analysis
  • qPCR
  • Serology


  • Please label all samples with the animal’s name and the owner’s surname.
  • Please clearly identity where the sample for culture has been taken from (anatomical site).
  • For best results, take specimens prior to commencing antibiotic therapy.
  • If there has been any travel history or if there is suspicion for any zoonotic diseases (Mycobacterium, Brucella, Salmonella, Leptospirosis etc.) please make sure this is clearly indicated on the submission form to ensure the safety of our staff.

Meet the Microbiology & Infectious Disease Team

Claire Crompton

Head of Pathology

Louise Jarvis

Laboratory Director VPG Central and East

Susan Daly

Laboratory Director VPG Ireland

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