Diagnostic Support

Cytology and Anatomic Pathology


The Aquatic, Amphibian, and Reptile Pathology Service  at the University of Florida offers a wide range of diagnostic services for non-domestic animals. This team is composed of a wide range of expertise and specialities collaboratively working together to provide the best results for your diagnostic needs. If you are interested in utilizing these services, please visit our links below to find out more about available testing and sample submission.

The Parasitology Lab

Parasitology set upThe Parasitology laboratory at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine routinely assists in identification of gross parasites and analysis of animal samples (i.e. feces, urine, skin, etc) for detection of parasite diagnostic stages such as eggs, oocysts, cysts and larvae. This includes all animals and all internal and external parasites.  We also assist groups with large collections of marine mammal gross parasites for identification.

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Desmogonius trematode egg from a sea turtle. Photo courtesy of Dr. Heather Walden.

For more information regarding sample submission, please contact the laboratory at 352-294-4005 or email Dr. Heather Walden (hdstockdale@ufl.edu) or Nina Thompson (nina.thompson@ufl.edu).

Parasitology, Microbiology, and Serology

sea turtle and remoraTo learn more about the services offered, please visit the laboratory page.

Zoo Medicine Infectious Disease Testing

Please visit the laboratory page to find out more about the diagnostic testing available in this lab. mycobacterium

Clincial Pathology

blood smear

Aquatic Animal hematology and chemistry panels