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Pathology Diagnostic Services

Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services

Our mission is to provide the highest quality diagnostic service to our veterinary teaching hospital and veterinarians in Iowa and throughout the Midwest.  The Department of Veterinary Pathology is committed to the land-grant missions of teaching, service and research.  We excel in meeting the diagnostic needs of all species for clinical pathology, histopathology, and parasitology.  Additionally, we have a focus area of excellence in companion animal diagnostics. Please contact us regarding policies. Also, this link is to our policy on Transfer and Disposition of Materials.

Postage Due Packages

Additional shipping charges will be billed to the clinic if a package is received with postage due.

Access to Clinical Pathology and Histopathology Reports 



The Histopathology Laboratory will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Thursday, November 26 thru Sunday, November 29.  Normal operation will resume on Monday, November 30.

The Clinical Pathology Laboratory will be closed on Thursday, November 26.  The Clinical Pathology lab will be open on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 for emergency cases.  Please contact the laboratory if you will be submitting a sample on Friday or Saturday.  Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 30.


Dropping off Samples at ISU?

Please note that all entrances are locked at the Veterinary College except the doors to the Small and Large Animal Hospitals, VDL Submissions (downstairs lobby), and the doors that lead into Administration (by the Gentle Doctor statue).  The receptionists, at these locations, will call the Pathology Laboratory when you drop off a specimen, and we will be happy to pick up the package.  The Small Animal Hospital entrance should be used to submit pathology specimens during after-hours, on weekends or during holiday closures.


Download Submission Forms (For Veterinarian Use Only):

Request Supplies: Call (515)294-3282 or fax (515)294-7730

The Department of Veterinary Pathology at Iowa State University will only release results to the DVM submitting the case (our client).
Written permission must be received from the DVM who submitted the case, for ISU to release results to any other individual or client.