Veterinary Pathologist

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Degree Requirements
Doctoral's Degree

Veterinary pathologists diagnose diseases by going straight to the source—they examine animal tissues and body fluids. Veterinary pathology is divided into two branches: anatomical pathology (examination of organs, tissues and bodies) and clinical pathology (examination and urine and blood). This isn’t for the faint of heart—veterinary pathologists are the crux of sustaining animal health.

Also known as: Anatomic Pathologist, Associate Pathologist, Attending Pathologist, Cytopathologist, Dermatopathologist, Forensic Pathologist, Oral Pathologist, Pathology Laboratory Director
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Collect and analyze animal blood, urine, organs or tissues
Diagnose diseases and determine an animal’s cause of death
Uphold standards set by the FDA and other governmental agencies
Contribute to the development of drugs and animal health products
Advise government agencies on animal diseases control
Complete post-mortem exams on animals
Conduct research studies

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