Lab Sections

Forensic Pathology

The forensic necropsy is performed in order to answer questions about the death of an animal. Typically these deaths are non-natural, have suspicious circumstances (out of place and time), or there is evidence to suggest foul play.  Information that can be obtained includes cause of death, time of death, collection of trace evidence, and in some instances identification of the animal (species and/or individual).  The findings from a forensic necropsy can help law enforcement agencies during their investigation.

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Anatomic Pathology

The Anatomic Pathology service provides diagnostic services in the areas of necropsy and surgical pathology of domestic and exotic animals. Visit the Anatomic Pathology lab page to learn more about submitting samples to our lab for review and analysis.


Clinical Pathology

The Clinical Pathology service performs hematology, chemistry, endocrinology, urinalysis, fluid analyses, and cytology tests for domestic and exotic species. Visit the Clinical Pathology lab page to learn more about submitting samples to our lab for review and analysis.


Clinical Microbiology, Parasitology and Serology

The Microbiology, Parasitology, & Serology service isolates bacteria and fungus from a variety of animals, recovers parasite ova and oocysts, and identifies internal and external parasites in order to provide results in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease. Visit the Microbiology, Parasitology, & Serology lab page to learn more about submitting samples to our lab for review and analysis.

Emerging Disease Research & Testing Lab

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The EDART laboratory is currently offering antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2.
The test we use is a commercially available test that is a ‘surrogate’ Neutralization test. This assay has been validated in the literature as well as here at the CVM using defined positive and negative serum.
This is a multi-species test and any species can be tested using this test.

Molecular Fungal ID Lab

The Molecular Fungal ID service is focused on using molecular assays for identification of fungal organisms in animal tissues. In particular, it runs panfungal PCR and sequencing in formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues and cytology slides. Visit the Molecular Fungal ID lab page to learn more about submitting samples to our lab for review and analysis.

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Other Labs at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine

For questions about these services, please contact the specific lab directly

Zoo Medicine Infectious Disease

The UF ZooMed Diagnostic Laboratory is a Research lab as well as a Diagnostic lab. This means that as new methods and species are discovered, protocols will be updated continually.

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As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.

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Veterinary Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinary staff is ready to assist.


Syndicated Podcast

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

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