Welcolme to Abbey Veterinary Services

Abbey Veterinary Services is a well established diagnostic veterinary laboratory (founded in 1985) specialising in histopathology and cytopathology but also provides other services including clinical pathology (haematology, biochemistry, serology and endocrinology )and bacterial/fungal culture and full urine analysis.

We are one of the biggest diagnostic veterinary laboratories in the UK. We provide our service predominantly to clients within the UK but also have many clients throughout the world. We provide a rapid veterinary diagnostic histopathology, cytology and clinical pathology service and we report on in excess of sixty thousand cases annually.

The majority of samples we receive are generally routine but the size of the team allows provision for specialist and collective opinions on difficult cases. Our team consists of experienced American and European Board certified as well as MRCPath qualified pathologists.


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Case of Interest
Dog Skin: Pemphigus foliaceous

Pemphigus foliaceous is an uncommon autoimmune disease directed at intercellular adhesion molecules. Triggering factors are unknown and most cases are considered idiopathic. However, occasionally it does represent a manifestation of a drug reaction or can appear as a paraneoplastic syndrome. Lesions generally arise on, but not confined to, the face, ears and digits in ititial stages but then often become generalised