Why Choose Eastern VetPath Over Our Competitors?


We want our clients to consider Eastern VetPath part of their team. The pathologist’s name, cell phone number, and email address is at the bottom of every Eastern VetPath report. If you have a question or concern, our pathologists want to help. No phone trees – if you have a question concerning a biopsy, please call our anatomic pathologist at 865-300-4056; if you have a question concerning a cytology, please call our clinical pathologist at 865-201-6460.

Service and accountability.

Providing our clients with the highest level of responsive, personalized service is at the core of our philosophy.


We provide complimentary courier service for both cytology and biopsy samples for our clients in the DC metro area, and the Knoxville, TN area, as well as supplies such as formalin containers, slide containers, etc. For all other locations, we provide complimentary cytology and histopathology mailing kits (submission forms, formalin containers or slide shippers, FedEx labels (2-day and overnight), and FedEx Clinical Pak envelopes). Two-day shipping is free, overnight shipping is just an additional $10.00.


We include microscopic pictures in our cytology reports (see example).

STAT digital cytology image interpretation.

We provide immediate (within 2 hours) cytology interpretations by reviewing digital images obtained by cell phone and sent to us by email.

Fast turnaround

Competitive pricing.

Our base pricing includes complimentary courier service or 2-day FedEx (see below).


All of our pathologists are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.


Non-diagnostic cytology specimens can be resubmitted for no additional professional fees (only shipping charges assessed).


Transmissible venereal tumor (TVT)

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It is a pleasure working with the pathologists at Eastern VetPath. The greatest benefit of working with them aside from their expertise is their availability. I am able to email or call to discuss results and am able to have an answer the same day almost every time. It makes my job easier because I can provide the answers to my clients and colleagues so that appropriate decisions can be made, while at the same time maintaining a high level of care.

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