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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 and 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 email. 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 regarding 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.

Point-of-care testing (POCT) or bedside (“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 tissues collected from necropsy, cytology, and histopathology. Please view the links at the bottom of the page for information regarding services offered, sample requirements, packaging and shipping biopsies, turnaround time, and background information about our laboratory and staff.

For specific questions or fee inquiries from veterinary practices, please contact us at (617) 541-5014 or 



Angell Animal Medical Center
350 S. Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130

Phone: 617-541-5014
Fax: 617-522-7356

Main Lab Hours

Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with shortened hours on major holidays.

Point-of-care testing (POCT), rapid lab results for urgent cases, is available 24/7, including weekends and holidays.

Meet The Team

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Our Services

    • Our laboratory supports Angell hospitals through necropsy, cytology, histopathology, and clinical pathology testing. We also accept mail-in submissions from primary care veterinarians for cytology and histopathology (including tissues collected by veterinarians during necropsy). For an updated fee schedule for veterinary practices, please contact us at (617) 541-5014 or


    • Staff pathologists are available to evaluate cytology, hematology, necropsy, and biopsy specimens from Angell patients, mailed-in samples, and consult on cases seven days a week.


    • High-quality clinical laboratory equipment includes automated hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis, and microbiology analyzers. In-house stat blood typing and cross-matching capabilities support Angell’s blood transfusion program. The majority of tests are performed in-house; some specialized tests are sent to other veterinary or medical reference laboratories.


  • Point-of-care instrumentation, including two NOVA pHOx® Ultra instruments and an Abaxis VSpro, provides 24-hour-a-day support for monitoring critically ill patients.

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Necropsy Submission Form
Necropsy Tissue Submission Form
Histopathology Submission Form
Cytology Submission Form

Information for Clients

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