The macroscopic examination is fundamental. Expertise in the gross room provides a pathway toward an accurate diagnosis.
Feline herpesviral ulcerative dermatitis: This is from an ulcerated lesion on a cat’s nose. The predominantly eosinophilic inflammation and presence of intranuclear viral inclusions in epithelial cells are characteristic features of this disease.
Sertoli Cell tumor – This is a testicular tumor that has characteristic pink globular material called Call-Exner bodies.
Avian Reptile Hematology
White Pelican – This is from an injured white pelican and is demonstrating signs of inflammation with the “toxic” and “left shifted” heterophils.
CD20 lymphoma – This is a B cell type lymphoma which is a common type of lymphoma that usually has a better prognosis.
Only a board-certified pathologist can truly speak for your pet through a necropsy- finding answers to bring peace, to educate, and to advance medicine.
DIAGNOSTIC PATHOLOGYLaboratory Services
Diagnostic pathologists practice optimally when their interpretation can be informed by the clinical presentation. This requires establishing and maintaining communication and building relationships with clinicians. The pathologist depends on the clinician to provide appropriate clinical information to accompany the specimen, good biopsy procedure and submission of adequate material, clear communication, and follow-up clinical information when appropriate. The clinician depends on the pathologist to provide a report that is accurate, intelligible, and clinically relevant, to be available for consultation, and also to provide feedback regarding the quality of samples submitted to the laboratory. This supports both in achieving their primary goal, which is to achieve the best possible outcome for their patients.
GENERAL SURGICAL PATHOLOGY
WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM: THE PATIENT’S.