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Dr. Drury R. Reavill
6020 Rutland Drive #14, Carmichael, CA 95608
Histopathology for diagnosis of disease processes affecting mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
A veterinary pathologist will do the complete macroscopic (gross) postmortem. At this time samples are collected for microscopic examination. Photographs of interesting lesions may be taken as well as samples appropriate for ancillary testing (microbiology, toxicology, etc). Brief preliminary findings from the gross examination are reported within 24-48 hours. Histologic results and correlation with any other diagnostic findings are generally available within 3-5 days.
This includes a complete description of the overall cellularity, cell types and morphology, and a description of any etiological agents. A cytologic interpretation is provided and further diagnostic procedures may be recommended. When possible, comments will include prognosis, etiology, and any therapeutic recommendations based on both the literature and Dr. Reavill’s extensive clinical experience.
Ancillary tests can sometimes be helpful in reaching a definitive diagnosis. As more techniques specifically for exotic animal species become available this list will grow. Many of these techniques are performed for us by outside facilities.
Please call for more specific information and pricing.
There is no additional charge for consultation on submitted cases or for information concerning sample collection for a case to be submitted. Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service maintains a database of over 10,000 exotic animal disease references and has access to a multitude of web-based data services.
Most preliminary or final reports are available by FAX or e-mail the second business day following our receipt of your sample. A letterhead hard copy will be mailed later.
Because a client-patient-veterinarian relationship is important for interpretation of pathology findings in light of clinical findings and ultimately for providing the best care for the animal, all specimens must either be submitted through a veterinarian or have prior authorization.
Submission materials including personalized accession forms, formalin biopsy jars, postage paid mailing boxes, slide holders, and small biopsy tissue cassettes are available at your request.
Services are billed monthly.