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Veterinary Necropsy of Dogs and Cats – Practical, Case-based Guide to Lesion Interpretation

A necropsy can be described as autopsy specified for animals, allowing the veterinarian to examine the various systems in their bodies.

Veterinary Necropsy of Dogs and Cats is a practical, case-based guide to lesion interpretation which includes guidance for performing a necropsy and tissue sampling.

It takes a body systems approach to cover the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestion system, etc., chapter by chapter, each including a clinical history and illustrated pathological findings.

Each chapter contains several cases and a self-assessment review, with model answers at core level. Throughout are tips on sample collection, lesion recognition and interpretation, common artefacts and pitfalls, and advice from experienced practitioners on building confidence and competence with general procedures, as well as suggested approaches for dealing with more complicated or difficult cases.

Veterinary Necropsy of Dogs and Cats is an impeccable resource for those currently studying or interested in veterinary medicine. It is also a great reminder for qualified vets and trainee pathologists as it provides them with self-assessment reviews and maps the cases to RCVS Day One competencies.

The approach is very practical and accessible, with advice and commentary from the authors, based on their experience.

Dr Sionagh Smith is Anatomical Pathologist at Finn Pathologists.

Dr Linda Morrison is Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.



Veterinary Necropsy of Dogs and Cats was released on the 14th of March and is available on Amazon and on at the links below.


Authors’ institutional pages:

Sionagh Smith:

Linda Morrison:


Bibliographic details: Hardback | 9781789182620 | 297 x 210 mm | £65.00 | $100.00 | 264 pp | Veterinary Medicine


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