Our facilities include the very latest high-containment post-mortem examination facilities, as well as histology and clinical pathology laboratories and a microscopy suite with multi-headed microscope, digital microscopy and X-ray facilities.


Post-mortem examination room (CL2)

The Containment Level 2 (CL2) post-mortem examination room deals with carcases that are potentially infected with ACDP Hazard Group (HG) 2 biological agents.

The work in this area of the Centre is predominantly diagnostic post-mortem examination activities, where the cause of death is unknown or requires further investigation. 

Our facility is also used for teaching veterinary students in post-mortem examination techniques

Post-mortem examinations

For further information about the services we offer, see our post-mortem examinations page.

Histopathology laboratory

Our Histopathology Laboratory offers histological processing and interpretation for diagnostic and research purposes from internal and external sources. 

Services include:

  • Diagnostic histopathology (biopsies and post-mortem samples)
  • Special stains
  • Immunohistochemistry.

Histopathology Services

For further information about the services we offer, see our histopathology services page.

Teaching facilities

We offer exemplary teaching facilities for veterinary students and vets-in-practice, through post-mortem examination of companion, exotic, equine, livestock, wildlife and zoo animals.

Our purpose-built School of Veterinary Medicine includes dedicated teaching spaces, breakout rooms, research and teaching laboratories and a large veterinary Clinical Skills Centre. Located on our Manor Park campus, our Veterinary Pathology Centre offers state-of-the-art pathology teaching, research and diagnostic facilities.

Vets in training

At the University of Surrey, we pride ourselves on our innovative approach to veterinary education and training. Our veterinary students are exposed to a large and varied caseload, thanks to the University's strong connections with established clinical partners and the wider veterinary profession.

A distributed model of teaching means that students are out in the field from day one of their education and training and are exposed to the wide range of career opportunities open to veterinary graduates, through regular contact with clinicians, research institutes and government agencies.

Find out more about the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Find us


Veterinary Pathology Centre
Francis Crick Road
University of Surrey
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