High quality diagnostics give you the answers that you need to treat your patients. Medicine is an art, not factory production, and our pathologists have honed their craft over many years. Our pathologists care about clinical correlations to help you treat the whole animal, not limited to one specific concern. 

The best pathology reports are written when the clinical team and the pathologists work together – the clinician by providing all of the relevant clinical information via a well written history, and the pathologist taking the time to give each case the attention it needs. This synergy and teamwork provide the optimal outcomes for patients and their families. 

  • Cytopathology – reported same day
  • Surgical pathology – usually 3-5 days, but may take longer depending on processing requirements and case submission volume.

 We offer STAT reports by arrangement for an additional fee.

General Surgical Pathology

  • Endoscopic biopsies
  • Incisional biopsies
  • Mass removals with margin evaluation when appropriate
  • Amputations
  • Complex resections


The skin is the largest organ in the body, and you need an expert to differentiate between hundreds of skin disorders.

Oncologic Pathology

Cancer is a complex disease process, and you want expert eyes guiding you through the diagnostic process, including ancillary testing such as immunochemistry.

Hepatobiliary Pathology

Liver biopsies can be a powerful tool for diagnosing liver or biliary disease when performed, processed, and interpreted with care and expertise.


  • Fine needle aspirates
  • Effusions
  • Synovial fluid
  • Impression smears


Immunochemistry is an incredibly powerful diagnostic tool for identifying different types of cancers. SVP performs immunochemistry on histology samples and cytopathology slides, including pre-stained slides.


A thorough post-mortem evaluation allows clinicians to learn as much as possible from difficult cases, and can contribute to our growing understanding of disease processes, factors affecting treatment outcome and prognosis, and possible treatment side-effects. Necropsies can also provide comfort and information for owners, particularly in cases of unexpected or unexplained death.