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What is pathology?

Pathology is the study of disease. It is the bridge between science and medicine. It underpins every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic testing and treatment advice to using cutting-edge genetic technologies and preventing disease.

Royal College of Pathologists

What are the different specialty areas of pathology?

There are two main types of veterinary pathologists: anatomical pathologists (who mainly work with body tissues – biopsies and autopsies) and clinical pathologists (who mainly work with body fluids – haematology, biochemistry and cytology).

Royal College of Pathologists

How do I become a pathologist?

Training in veterinary pathology can be undertaken in a university residency position or as ‘on-the-job’ training in the work place. Depending on the field of work, this may involve a university, an industrial company, a government laboratory, a commercial diagnostic laboratory or a research establishment.

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Learn more about what it’s like to work as a pathologist here.

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