About Us

Abbey Veterinary Services began in 1985 as the first specialist diagnostic histopathology and cytology laboratory in the UK. Since then we have expanded to provide diagnostic veterinary histopathology services to veterinary practitioners and universities throughout Britain, Europe, parts of the Middle East and
Hong Kong. The team has grown to include experienced, qualified veterinary pathologists.

This is one of the largest teams of veterinary anatomic pathologists in Europe.

Many of our pathologists have experience in clinical practices and this enables a practical, clinically relevant approach to diagnostic histopathology. All of the pathologists have additional specialist qualifications in veterinary pathology or dermatology.

Our interest does not stop at the point of diagnosis and we are involved in research in veterinary medicine. We have contributed to publications based upon both the samples that our clients send us and also in collaboration with other veterinary centres and universities.

Our aim is to always offer a friendly and helpful service primarily to veterinary practitioners. Our database enables us to retrieve information about previous biopsies and to store data such as the original submission details and associated bacteriology and other clinical information.

In April 2015 we become part of NationWide Laboratories (NWL) and we can now draw on the wider portfolio of services offered via NationWide Laboratories (NWL).