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The latest industry news and updates from VPG

Watch the recording of our live webinar ‘Top Tips for Handling Potential Poisoning Cases’ presented by Katie Barker (Laboratory Director at the Veterinary Pathology Group) and Dr Nicola Robinson (VPIS Head of Service). The webinar discusses the steps that should taken when dealing with suspected poisoning, provides information on toxicology testing and dives into interesting…
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As the Easter holidays approach, we wanted to inform you of our adjusted opening hours during the Easter period: Thursday 28th March – All sites open, nightly courier in operation (samples will be stored and run on Saturday 30th March). Friday 29th March – UK sites closed, VPG Cork open. No nightly courier collection. Saturday…
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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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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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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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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):…
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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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Do you feel apprehensive taking blood samples from exotic species? Watch the recording of our webinar on “Basic Blood Sampling of Exotics” and learn how to take the fear out of the process. Dr Ian Sayers MRCVS will provide practical tips to help you obtain blood samples from exotics species, illustrate which vessels to get…
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