Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Date: 04 / 12 / 2018

Friday 21st December – Open 8.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday 22nd December - Open 8.30am – 12.30pm

Sunday 23rd December – Closed

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – open 8.30am – 2pm

Hand delivered samples will need to be with us by 12pm for same day results, please call us to arrange.

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – Closed

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day)– Closed

Thursday 27th December - Open 8.30am – 2pm

TDDS courier network is operating

Friday 28th December – Open 8.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday 29th December – Open 8.30am – 12.30pm

Sunday 30th December– Closed

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) - open 8.30am – 2pm

Hand delivered samples will need to be with us by 12pm for same day results, please call us to arrange.

Tuesday 1st January (New Year’s Day)– Closed
Wednesday 2nd January – Open 8.30am – 5.30pm
TDDS courier network is operating

Christmas Batched run test schedule

qPCR - PCR’s will be run on Thursday 27th, and Thursday 3rd January reported the next day. 

TgAB – Will be run on Thursday 27th December, results available the same day. 

Sarcoptes – Will be run on Thursday 27th December and Wednesday 2nd January, results available the same day.

Toxoplasma Titre – Will be run on Thursday 27th December and Friday 28th, results available the next day.

Troponin – Will be run on Thursday 27th and Wednesday 2nd January, results available the same day.

Aspergillus – Will be run on Thursday 27th, results available after 48 hours.

ICC – Will be run on Thursday 20th December and Thursday 10th January reported the next day.

All other tests will be run on their normal days, for more information on our test schedule please call 01392 247914

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Job Opportunities for a Veterinary Clinical Pathologist & Resident Veterinary Clinical Pathologist

Date: 03 / 07 / 2018

Veterinary clinical pathologist at the Veterinary Pathology Group

Due to continued and increasing demands for our services, we are looking for an enthusiastic, personable and talented veterinary clinical pathologist. In addition, we also have an exciting opportunity available for a senior clinical pathologist who is interested in a directorship role in the company.

The Veterinary Pathology Group comprises five clinical pathology laboratories based around the UK and Ireland, as well as a histopathology laboratory based in Bristol, UK. We have also recently joined the Europe-wide SYNLAB group. We are dedicated to the provision of the very highest quality diagnostic clinical pathology services to the veterinary community, as well as being easily available for case discussions with our much-valued clients. You will work in a highly collegial and friendly atmosphere alongside a group of fifteen enthusiastic and hugely talented clinical pathologists, and a tremendously supportive and smart technical and administrative team. We also have a great team of six residents all working hard towards their clinical pathology board exams.

Our caseload is mostly composed of companion animal species, with increasing numbers of exotic animal submissions also being received. A large proportion of our clients are in referral veterinary practice, which attests to the quality of our reporting and the exacting standards that we expect of all our pathologists and laboratory staff. We work very closely with our histopathology colleagues at Bridge Pathology, have daily discussions with them and also get regular feedback on cases. Many of our pathologists are also actively involved in external CPD for veterinary practices as well as lecturing at conferences and veterinary schools.

We are keen to develop new and innovative tests in order to always be able to provide clinicians with the most advanced tests available to get an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible. We pride ourselves on being the UK benchmark for cytology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, diagnostic PCR and toxicology. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and role within the company. CPD is encouraged and supported. Depending on the applicant’s preference they will have the choice of positions based at our laboratories in Exeter, Hitchin (North of London), Leeds, Ringwood, UK and Cork, Ireland.

Applicants should ideally be board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, European College of Veterinary Pathologists or Royal College of Pathologists, although experienced applicants who are about to sit their postgraduate examinations will also be considered. Advanced baking skills would be an advantage, but the ability to make a decent cup of tea/coffee is essential.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter by email directly to Fiona Gosling at Any informal enquires are also greatly encouraged.


Residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Interested in a career in Laboratory Medicine and Cytology?

At the Veterinary Pathology Group we are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic clinician to join our residency programme and train as a veterinary clinical pathologist.

Our programme extends over four years and covers all aspects of clinical pathology through an ideal blend of practical diagnostic service under the guidance of experienced mentors and access to all the academic materials needed to successfully undertake the Royal College of Pathologists’ and American Board examinations in clinical pathology.

During this training programme you will be expected to:

Contribute to the reporting and validating of daily diagnostic work which
includes haematology, coagulation, cytology, clinical biochemistry, urinalysis,
endocrinology and laboratory management.
Consultation on phone calls from clients relating to previous and future cases as well as general clinical pathology questions
Participate in journal clubs and clinical pathology resident rounds.

Upon completion of the residency there are excellent long term career opportunities, as well as other positions available at the Veterinary Pathology Group’s other five laboratories within the UK and Ireland. Together we employ the largest group of European and American boarded veterinary clinical pathologists in the UK with an outstanding reputation for the quality and range of diagnostic pathology services we offer.

There are three residency positions available, one at CTDS (near Leeds), one at TDDS (Exeter) and one at PTDS (near Hitchin, just outside of London). Our programme includes paid designated time for private study in addition to extensive in-service training. There will also be externships to other laboratories available and opportunities to participate at international conferences and online training.

In addition to a real appetite for clinical pathology you will need a veterinary degree which is registrable by the RCVS, a minimum of 2 years clinical experience as a veterinarian, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and the ability to work rapidly and accurately as part of the laboratory team.

In return we offer a competitive salary, holiday and paid CPD package together with work place pension and annual bonus schemes. The Veterinary Pathology Group is part of SYNLAB, Europe’s largest and most advanced diagnostic laboratory services provider.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter by email directly to Fiona Gosling at Any informal enquires are also greatly encouraged. The closing date for applications is 25th July 2018 or until the position is filled.

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BSAVA Congress 2018

Date: 05 / 04 / 2018

We are exhibiting as the VPG Group at BSAVA Congress 2018 at the ICC and Arena Birmingham from Thursday 5th April to Saturday 7th April.  Come and visit us on Stand 334.

We are also proud to be involved with this year's CPD programme.

  • Roger Powell will be giving various clinical pathology lectures on the morning of Thursday 5th April in Hall 1 and a photo quiz on 'Cytology of skin disease' on Sunday 8th April morning in Hall 8.

  • Tim Scase will be lecturing on Histopathology in Hall 6 in the morning and afternoon on Sunday.

  • Matt Garland will be giving lectures for the nursing stream on 'Lab work for exotics in first opinion practice' in Hall 9 on Saturday morning and Haematology and Biochemistry on Sunday morning.

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