Fostering excellence in veterinary pathology, to protect and improve animal, human and environmental health for the betterment of society, since 1949.American College of Veterinary Pathology
Supporting Patients, People and the Profession
The British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) was established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2014. It exists to promote the highest standards of veterinary specialist care for the benefit of patients; and to promote effective communication within the veterinary profession and between the profession and the animal-owning public.British College of Veterinary Specialists
Transferring knowledge through excellence in training.
We’ll solve your CPD problems for you with fully flexible online and attendance course and membership formats......CPD Solutions
European Canine Lymphoma Network
The creation of the European Canine Lymphoma Network, born in 2009 and now linking more than 70 researchers from 25 European institutions involved in research and cure of canine lymphoma....... . Its aims are defining common research targets, harmonizing laboratory protocols as a pre-requisite to the validation of specific diagnostic tools, establishing effective collaborations and integrated prospective research projects.
ESVCP should encourage good contact between clinicians, pathologists, and biochemical experts, to support daily work, scientific research, sharing of information, increase of knowledge, and to facilitate coordination of research. The activity of the Society concerns all species.European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology
The overall mission of the group is to foster and promote an integrated working relationship between veterinary oncologists (medical, surgical, & radiation) and pathologists (anatomic and clinical) to facilitate and ensure the highest standard of pathology support and reporting for the advancement of veterinary clinical oncology and cancer research.Oncology-Pathology Working Group
From its inception in 1990 RIQAS (Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme) has developed into one of the world’s largest global external quality assessment schemes serving over 31,000 participants in more than 115 countries worldwide. Our main aim is to help laboratories meet their quality requirements and most importantly provide the best possible patient care.RIQAS: Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme
Pathology: the science behind the cure.
Pathology is the study of disease. It bridges science and medicine and underpins every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic testing and treatment advice to the use of cutting-edge genetic technologies.........The Royal College of Pathologists
We are delighted to have such an fantastic group of genuine veterinary experts contributing articles on such a wide range of important pet health topics.......The Veterinary Expert
Helping to ensure clinical laboratory test results are accurate, reliable and comparable wherever they are produced.
World-wide moves towards improved quality control, unified standards of practice and formal accreditation will mean that only those clinical laboratories with an effective Quality Assurance (QA) programme are likely to be successful in an increasingly competitive market.UK NEQAS: National External Quality Assessment Service
High quality diagnostic services to help Veterinary Surgeons deal with the daily challenges of practice. VPG is a network of responsive labs and experienced practitioners across the UK and Ireland.VPG: Veterinary Pathology Group
WESTGARD QC promotes the latest news, education, and tools in the quality control field. Our goal is to bring tools, technology and training into today's healthcare industry — by featuring QC lessons, QC case studies and frequent essays from leaders in the quality control area. This is also a reference source for quality requirements, including CLIA requirements for analytical quality.Westgard QC
Oliver JA, Llabrés-Diaz FJ, Gould DJ, Powell RM
In this report, we describe a case of retrobulbar abscessation in a dog that was initially diagnosed as masticatory myositis and treated with immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids. Secondary bacterial infection of the central nervous system (CNS) occurred and was definitively diagnosed by the analysis and culture of the cerebrospinal fluid.Central nervous system infection with Staphylococcus intermedius secondary to retrobulbar….
P E Frowde, A G Gow, C A Burton, R Powell, V J Lipscomb, A K House, R J Mellanby, M S Tivers
Microcytic anemia is common in dogs with a congenital portosystemic shunt (cPSS) and typically resolves after surgical attenuation of the anomalous vessel. However, the pathophysiology of the microcytic anemia remains poorly understood.Hepatic Hepcidin Gene Expression in Dogs with a Congenital Portosystemic Shunt
Mellor PJ, Haugland S, Murphy S, Smith KC, Holloway A, Archer J, Powell RM, Polton GA, Tasker S, McCormick D, Tempest ME, McNeil PE, Scase TJ, Knott CD, Bonfanti U, Villiers EJ, Argyle DJ, Herrtage ME, Day MJ
Myeloma-related disorders (MRD) are rare neoplasms of plasma cells. Published case reports describe a diversity of clinical presentations with confusing terminology and diagnostic criteria as a consequence of the assumption that MRD in cats are analogous to those in dogs or humans.Myeloma-related disorders in cats commonly present as extramedullary…...
Richard J Mellanby, Rob Ogden, Dylan N Clements, Anne T French, Adam G Gow, Roger Powell, Brendan Corcoran, Johan P Schoeman, Kim M Summers
There is increasing concern that reproductive isolation related to breed specifications in dogs, while maintaining genetic differences among breeds, is likely to promote breed-specific genetic disorders. This study examined genetic diversity among 13 popular dog breed groups in the UK.Population structure and genetic heterogeneity in popular dog breeds in the UK
Mellor PJ, Polton GA, Brearley M, Haugland S, Smith KC, Scase TJ, McNeil PE, Holloway A, Archer J, Powell RM, Villiers EJ, Herrtage ME, Argyle DJ, Day MJ.
This is the first report of feline solitary plasmacytoma of bone. We describe the clinical, clinico-pathological, radiographic and pathological findings of two successfully treated cats with long-term follow-up. .... The cat underwent hypofractionated megavoltage radiotherapy. Clinical signs resolved completely and 4 years after diagnosis the cat remains well and has no electrophoretically detectable paraproteinaemia. ......Eighteen months into vincristine therapy, there was recurrence of clinical signs and the cat was euthanased, more than 6 years after the initial diagnosis.
M Lowrie · O.A. Garden · M Hadjivassiliou · R.J. Harvey · D.S. Sanders · R Powell · L Garosi
Canine epileptoid cramping syndrome (CECS) is a paroxysmal movement disorder of Border Terriers (BTs). These dogs might respond to a gluten-free diet.