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MDACC DVMS Veterinary Pathology Services

Overview of Services

Veterinary Pathology Section consists of Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Histology Laboratory.

Clinical Pathology Lab performs hematology and chemistry tests of blood samples from all species of research animals. In addition, the lab provides urinalysis, parasitology, bacteriology, viral serology tests and animal tumor biology services to all MDA investigators.

Histology Laboratory performs necropsy of all research animals, collection of tissue samples and histologic preparation of animal tissues including tissue fixation, grossing, paraffin embedding, microtomy, slides preparation, hematoxylin-and-eosin (H&E) staining and special chemistry stains. Our lab also provides immunohistochemistry (IHC) and multiplex immunofluorescence (IF) stains of over 150 optimized antibodies. Our digital pathology imaging capability includes bright-field digital scanning of H&E, IHC and special stained slides with Aperio AT2, and fluorescent digital scanning of multiplex IF stained slides with Aperio Versa, along with image analysis algorithms software for quantification and analysis of stained biomarkers or tissue lesions. Based on availability, the veterinary pathologist can provide histopathology diagnosis or pathology reports upon request and research collaboration.     

A detailed list of our laboratory pathology services and fees is posted on-line in MDA website: https://inside.mdanderson.org/departments/veterinary-medicine-and-surgery/schedule-of-charges.html

Please contact Lab Supervisors for additional pathology services available, scheduling the necropsy and other services, and price information. We strongly recommend contacting us in advance for scheduling the necropsy and other pathology services since our lab's work is booked on first come first served basis.  

Veterinary Pathology Section 

Name Role Email                                                 Phone Location
Mike - Mihai Gagea Professor and Section Chief, Veterinary Pathology mgagea@mdanderson.org                         713-792-9507 TB.4055B
Manu M Sebastian Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathology mmsebastian@mdanderson.org                713-563-9234 TB.4055C
Natalie W Fowlkes Assistant Professor, Veterinary Pathology nwfowlkes@mdanderson.org                     713-792-2797 TB.4055D
Imelda Campos Senior Administrative Assistant icampos@mdanderson.org                        713-563-2032 TB.4055A
       
Thuc Chan Nguyen Supervisor, Clinical Pathology Laboratory TCNguyen@mdanderson.org                     713-792-2790 TB.4059A
Karena Fernandez Senior Laboratory Technologist, Clinical Pathology Lab kfernand@mdanderson.org                        713-792-2789 TB.4056
       
 Thomas Huynh Chief, Histology Laboratory Thuynh@mdanderson.org                          713-745-5077 TB.4059A
 Histology Laboratory Staff Senior Research Histology Technician  DVMSHistopathology@mdanderson.org    713-792-2793 TB.4040
       

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday

8AM - 5 PM

Links and Resources

  1. https://inside.mdanderson.org/departments/veterinary-medicine-and-surgery/index.html

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Thuc Chan Nguyen
Supervisor, Clinical Pathology Laboratory
 
713-792-2790
 
TCNguyen@mdanderson.org
 
TB.4059A
 
Thomas Huynh
Chief, Histology Laboratory
 
713-745-5077
 
Thuynh@mdanderson.org
 
TB.4059A