At the Royal Veterinary College our vision is to provide leadership and excellence in veterinary science through innovative scholarship and pioneering clinical activity.
The outstanding facilities based at our Hawkshead campus in Hertfordshire are second-to-none providing a range of world-class diagnostic pathology services ensuring best practice and enabling you to provide better medicine and fast results to your clients. These diagnostic services are supported by clinicians with a vast experience of routine and more complicated clinical cases, and importantly, who work directly with our specialist clinical teams across the college.
We offer a wide range of routine diagnostic services, as well as more specialised services in specific areas, including:
- Combined profiles
- Post-mortem examination
Like you our primary focus is animal welfare, which is why we are committed to providing you with a comprehensive diagnostic laboratory service for the patients in your care. Our team of specialist pathologists are among the best in the world, with over 50 years of experience and specialist knowledge within clinical and anatomical pathology.
Being part of the Royal Veterinary College ensures that we have access not only to our clinical and anatomical pathologists, but also to world-class expertise at other facilities on campus. This includes The Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (our small animal referral hospital) and our Equine Referral Hospital. The outstanding teams of clinicians in these facilities (many of whom are on the CPD circuit), as well as their supporting technicians, are always on hand to help.
All our reports are therefore accompanied by expert veterinary pathological advice, and pathologists are always available to discuss results or provide further advice should you need it. Recommendations are automatically included where appropriate.
The recent appointment of a specialist in toxicological pathology adds to our cutting-edge service. Immunohistopathology, molecular diagnostics and other specialisms are also being actively developed within the diagnostic services. These will provide greater opportunity to support future clinical research.
Our service can be tailored to your needs, enabling the creation of individual profiles for your use at any time, keeping costs to a minimum.
We offer a same day service for routine in-house tests on samples received before 2.00 pm, under normal working conditions (this includes haematology, biochemistry and cytology).
Our commitment to you:
- To ensure the high standard of our work with internal and external quality control and assessments
- To report your results as soon as they are available, by fax, email or by post
- To liaise with other laboratories so as to provide a broad spectrum of tests
- To keep all records for reference and repeat reports if required at no extra cost.