Pathology Service


Angell is one of the only veterinary hospitals in the Northeast to offer in-house clinical and anatomic pathology services including rapid processing of intra-operative biopsy specimens. This translates to faster diagnoses and in-house laboratory experts.

Our board-certified staff pathologists provide diagnostic evaluation of cytology and biopsy specimens, as well as necropsy service. The pathology team incorporates clinical laboratory professionals who provide hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis, microbiology, endocrinology, and parasitology diagnostic services to Angell veterinary specialists, interns, and residents.

The Angell Pathology team offers clinically-oriented pathology services. We take an interest in individual cases, encourage clinical correlates and feedback, and welcome case consultations via phone or e-mail. Our anatomic and clinical pathologists maintain high-quality service through detailed reports, practical case comments, and competitive turnaround time. When necessary, we consult other specialists with regards to the more challenging disease processes.  Select cases are reviewed in pathology rounds, allowing open discussion among pathologists, general practitioners, veterinary specialists, residents, interns, and veterinary technicians.  

Our histology laboratory has recently been renovated with updated histology processing and staining equipment.

Point-of-care testing (POCT), or bed-side (“cage-side”) testing is available 24/7 at or near the site of patient care, should the need arise to provide immediate test results in critical cases. Point-Of-Care instrumentation allows for 24 hour a day support for monitoring blood gas, osmolality, electrolytes, coagulation, clinical chemistry, and co-oximetry in critically ill patients.

Necropsy and Mail-in submissions: Our laboratory accepts mail-in submissions for necropsy, cytology, histopathology, and clinical pathology testing. For information regarding services offered, sample requirements, packaging and shipping biopsies, turnaround time, as well as background information about our laboratory and staff, please visit For specific questions or fee inquiries, please contact us at (617) 541-5014 or

Angell's Laboratory team takes pride in delivering rapid and accurate test results in order to contribute to the diagnosis, treatment, management, and/or prognosis of disease in our veterinary patients.