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Cytology Service


The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that our Clinical Pathology group is now offering cytology service to the veterinary community. We look forward to working closely with veterinarians to provide an excellent diagnostic service and an enriched learning experience for our veterinary students. We encourage submitting digital images, ultrasound reports, and information including clinicopathologic changes seen on CBC or serum biochemical profile with the cytology samples so that we can provide the most complete evaluation and diagnosis for each case and enhance the training of our veterinary students.

As a low invasive aid in the diagnosis of lymphoma, NCSU-CVM offers PARR, (PCR for antigen receptor rearrangement) which is performed routinely using cells recovered from cytology slides. Samples eligible for PARR may be submitted directly to the NCSU-CVM Clinical Immunology Laboratory upon request. For additional information on PARR, please click here.

We look forward to working with your hospital to provide excellent service for your patients.

Please contact us for supplies and additional information.

Submission Process

Email: to request supplies (slide holders, shipping materials)

Shipping Options:

  1. Self-Mail In to:
    NCSU-VH Clinical Pathology
    1060 William Moore Drive Room C269
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  2. Drop-Off: Drop Box is located at the above address at the Animal Scan Entrance to the Wellness Center
  3. Pre-Paid FedEx Label: Contact for pre-paid FedEx Labels/Envelopes (see submission form for pricing schedule)

Clinical Pathologists

Dr. Jennifer Neel, DVM, DACVP joined the NCSU faculty in 2001 and has a strong focus on diagnostic cytology and hematology, student teaching and resident training.

Dr. Carol Grindem, DVM, PhD, DACVP has over 20 years of clinical pathology experience with primary interests in diagnostic cytology, hematology, bone marrow and resident training.