Proper sample submission and better communication between practitioners and pathologists will increase the likelihood of a
positive outcome. This will enhance patient care, improve client satisfaction, and reduce the chance of complications.
Seth Chapman, DVM, MS, DACVP (clinical pathology)
300 E. Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, OH 43085
Jason Roberts, DVM
West Tennessee Animal Diseases Diagnostics Laboratory
The University of Tennessee
Martin, TN 38238
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The authors would like to thank the following individuals for their insight and contributions:
MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets, Worthington, Ohio: Lisa Fulton, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), and Eric R. Schertel, DVM,
Charles River Laboratories, Department of Pathology, Reno, Nevada: David V. Calise, DVM, MS, DACVP (anatomic pathology), and
Angela Wilcox, BVSc, MS, DACVP (clinical pathology)
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology, College Station, Texas: Mark C. Johnson, DVM, DACVP
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.: Stephanie Corn, DVM, DACVP (clinical pathology), Worthington, Ohio; Dean Cornwell, DVM, PhD, MT,
Dallas, Texas; and Rick L. Cowell, DVM, MS, MRCVS, DACVP (clinical pathology), Stillwater, Okla.