In-House Laboratory


Our quality-controlled lab is run by Sally Benstead RVN and provides a rapid turnaround for about 90% of the blood testing required for our patients. A small number of specialist tests will be referred to external laboratories. A wide variety of other tests are performed here, including extensive microscopic examination of tissue and fluid samples by director and expert cytopathologist Dr. Stefaan van Poucke.


Stefaan has travelled to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota to undertake an externship in Veterinary cytology and has a close working relationship with Cambridge diagnostics at Cambridge veterinary school. Cytology provides a quick, inexpensive and relatively non-invasive way to evaluate the cells in the body. It allows us to identify inflammation, infection and cancer without the need for anaesthesia and surgical biopsy.

Where time is critical to a successful outcome, we are capable of moving from initial presentation through testing and diagnosis to emergency treatment within a matter of hours.

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