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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

Clinical Pathology

Cummings Veterinary Diagnostic Lab supports the diagnosis of disease through laboratory testing of blood and other bodily fluids, tissues, and microscopic evaluation of individual cells. Our on-site clinical pathology laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. All testing is performed by highly-trained medical technologists, each with many years of both human and veterinary clinical pathology experience.

  • Routine clinical pathology diagnostic testing with rapid turnaround time; includes:
    • Hematology tests (CBC, reticulocyte count, blood type, crossmatch, canine Coombs test)
    • Clinical chemistry tests (serum and urine)
    • Coagulation tests (PT/PTT)
    • Fluid and cytology analysis
    • Urinalysis
    • Fecal analysis by centrifugation with or without egg quantification
  • Abnormal CBCs, cytology, and fluid samples are reviewed by on-site ACVP board-certified clinical pathologists.

Our contact information:

Laboratory Manager
Clinical Pathology
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
Office (508) 887-4267
Lab (508) 887- 4669
Fax (508) 839-7936

Requests for patient testing must be made by a licensed veterinarian or an official animal agency representative.  Please contact the Laboratory Manager prior to sample submission for account set up, availability of testing and price quotes. Samples will be accepted only with prior account setup.  No testing can be performed at the request of a private animal owner.

  • Perry J. Bain
    Perry J. Bain
    Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology
  • Francisco O. Conrado
    Francisco O. Conrado
    Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Joyce S. Knoll
    Joyce S. Knoll
    Associate Professor, Interim Department Chair
  • Leslie C. Sharkey
    Leslie C. Sharkey
    Professor, Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences