Veterinary Diagnostics:

About VPG

Welcome to the Veterinary Pathology Group

What started as TDDS at the Innovation Centre in the University of Exeter, then followed with a further six laboratories as joint ventures with like-minded professionals across the UK & Ireland. Today these ventures are now collectively known as the Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) and part of the SYNLAB Group.

Spread over 6 sites across the UK & Ireland, we have the resources and capacity to provide a nationwide service, resilience and expertise. This enables us to deliver:

  • A comprehensive range of tests and diagnostic advice for domestic pets, horses, reptiles and birds as well as exotic species.
  • A service covering all aspects of clinical pathology and microbiology, including comprehensive offerings in serology, immunology, PCR testing and toxicology.
  • Expertise in cytology and histopathology, as well as immunocytochemistry and histochemistry.
  • Accessible courier based diagnostics and rapid turnaround times.
  • Dedicated pathology line for vets to discuss results.

Today we partner with over 2,000 veterinary professionals to provide a quality benchmark for clinical pathology, delivering expert and innovate services.

Part of the SYNLAB Group

As part of the SYNLAB Group, we enjoy the advantages of being part of the leading medical diagnostic services provider in Europe. Being part of the SYNLAB Group also means we are not annexed to the corporate owners of veterinary practices, so we act independently across the veterinary profession in the UK and Europe which enables us to enhance the diagnostic services we deliver.

Together with SYNLAB Group, our focus is customer centric medical excellence. Our vision, to provide actionable diagnostics information for healthier animals.

Latest Veterinary Diagnostics News
Webinar: Lymphoma in Companion Animals the Diagnostic and Prognostic Revolution

Are you a veterinary professional interested in learning about ‘Lymphoma in Companion Animals the Diagnostic and Prognostic Revolution’? Watch the recording of our April 2021…

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UK cases of Brucella canis

Over the past few weeks several UK labs have reported the diagnosis of Brucella canis in dogs imported from Romania.  Due to the significant zoonotic…

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The Veterinary Pathology Group Welcomes Oncology Expert Tom Cave to the Team

The Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) today announced that specialist medicine and oncology expert Tom Cave has joined their team. A long-time customer and friend of…

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VPG’s Dr Rand Wilson Recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr Rand Wilson, Director of Pathology and a Boarded Clinical Pathologist at the Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) has been recognised with Specialist Status in Veterinary…

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Clinical Pathology – A Residency in Retrospect with the Veterinary Pathology Group

Hi, I’m Annie… I’m lucky enough to introduce myself as the newest resident at the Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), a member of SYNLAB UK and…

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The Veterinary Pathology Group Contributes to New Osteosarcoma Study

Yesterday (March 10th 2021) Canine Medicine and Genetics published research, led by the University of Bristol, which showed that a dog’s body size and shape…

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