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.

  • Please ship samples to:
    AqAR Pathology Service
    2015 SW 16th Ave VS-50
    Gainesville, FL 32608
laurie sampling

The Parasitology Lab

The 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.

trematode egg
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


To learn more about the services offered, please visit the laboratory page. If you are interested in submitting a sample, please make sure to check sample submission requirements and include the submission form with your submission.

Zoological Medicine Infectious Disease Testing

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


Clinical Pathology

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University of Florida


As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.



Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinarian staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

Syndicated Podcast

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

Animal Airwaves