Pathology

 

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 view the links at the bottom of the page. For specific questions or fee inquiries, please contact us at (617) 541-5014 or pathology@angell.orgPLEASE NOTE: ANGELL’S PATHOLOGY SERVICE WILL NOT BE OFFERING IN-HOUSE NECROPSY OR BIOPSY SERVICES UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2017. PLEASE CONTACT OUR LAB WITH QUESTIONS AT 617-541-5014. 

Contact

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

Phone: 617 - 541 - 5014
Email: pathology@angell.org
Fax: 617 - 522 - 7356

Main Lab Hours:

Open Mondays through Saturdays (including all holidays): 7:00 a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Point-of-care testing (POCT), rapid lab results for urgent cases, is available 24 x7, including weekends and holidays

Meet The Team

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Our Services

  • Necropsy and Mail-in submissions: Our laboratory accepts submissions for necropsy, cytology, histopathology, and clinical pathology testing. For an updated fee schedule, please contact us at (617) 541-5014 or pathology@angell.org.
  • Staff pathologists are available to evaluate cytology, hematology, necropsy,* and biopsy specimens from Angell patients as well as mailed-in samples, and to 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 Criticare Express® instruments, two osmometers and an Abaxis VSpro, provide 24 hour a day support for monitoring blood gas, osmolality, electrolytes, coagulation, clinical chemistry and co-oximetry in critically ill patients.

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Necropsy and Biopsy - Not available until 2017

Submission Forms

Packaging Guidelines
Cytology Submission Form

Information for Clients

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Clinical Laboratory Form
Microbiology Submission Form