In addition to veterinary diagnostic services, we provide pathology expertise in biomedical and translational research for the enhancement of human and animal health, as well as toxicologic pathology and mouse phenotyping. We are happy to assist you in your research endeavors, from study design to analysis to manuscript preparation. Our prosectors and histotechnicians are here to assist you with your technical needs, from gross dissection to tissue processing, microtomy, slide staining and novel histotechnology. Collectively, the pathologists at SpecialtyVETPATH have experience in clinical and anatomic pathology from a wide array of species, including laboratory and aquatic animals. We also have experience and expertise to provide assistance with immunohistochemical studies including antibody selection, optimization, validation and interpretation. We also have highly experienced toxicologic pathologists in our network for research projects. 

SpecialtyVETPATH also offers technical training. We will train technicians, post docs or student assistants to perform IHC staining, microtomy, or other techniques in our facility. Contact us to discuss your needs, and we will design a training schedule and curriculum to fit your project.

Research Sample Processing Services

  • Immunochemistry Staining
  • Antibody optimization (antibody provided by investigator)
  • TMA control (3-6 cores)
  • TMA design
  • Tissue processing / paraffin embedding
  • Tissue trimming
  • Paraffin sectioning
  • Frozen section / cryostat
  • Stain H&E
  • Special stains
  • Tech training (Staining, microtomy)


Research Services

  • Study design consultations
  • Non-GLP toxicologic pathology
  • Mouse phenotyping
  • Literature search, review and summary
  • Manuscript review
  • Email/phone communications
  • Meetings
  • Photomicrographs
  • Clinical pathology results consultation and data set review
  • Pathologist interpretation of cytopathology, histopathology and immunochemistry slides
  • Necropsy – gross and microscopic
  • Assay development, optimization, and validation studies


We are all on the same team:

Team Patient