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.
We offer both Diagnostic Necropsy & Forensic Necropsy Services. A diagnostic necropsy consists of a thorough examination of a pet by to determine the cause, mode, and manner of death; or the exam may be performed to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present.
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.
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.
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.
he University of Florida Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories are pleased to offer a specialized dermatopathology service. The goal of our service is to provide high quality interpretation of animal skin biopsy specimens by pathologists with interest and expertise in dermatopathology.
Dr. Robert Ossiboff & Dr. Nicole Stacy
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.
Dr. Maureen Long
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.
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For questions about these services, please contact the specific lab directly
The Zoological Medicine Diagnostic (ZMDx) Laboratory at University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine is a full service molecular diagnostic laboratory specializing in the detection of pathogens of captive and free-ranging wildlife.
Dr. Mary Brown
Department of Infectious Disease and Immunology