Telepathology is simply the practice of pathology, but done virtually using communication technology. This means that Innovative Vet Path is equipped to review slides and clinical photos in real time with any veterinarian anywhere.
This service can be extremely useful if veterinarians have questions about a diagnosis or histologic appearance beyond the image(s) included in a report. It also allows the experts here at Innovative Vet Path to teach residents, should they wish to review the histology of their submitted cases.
Our specialists can also offer real-time consults, as well as collaborate with other pathologists, no matter the distance between them.
Your Virtual Dermatopathologist
Guidance from an expert can aid greatly in diagnostic success, which is why we offer clinicians the opportunity to work with our specialists before they take samples.
Through communication technology and by examining detailed photographs taken by the veterinarian, our specialists can offer invaluable help with sample gathering. For example, how many, what type, as well as any other diagnostic testing that might be needed — be it blood testing, culture, or cytology. Essentially, veterinarians can experience the benefit of having a dermatopathologist in the room with them, even if he or she is hundreds of miles away.
The option for a virtual specialist consult will help to hone and target a diagnostic plan and workup by eliminating tests that might be unnecessary or expensive. The more specific and focused the plan, the more accurate and comprehensive the diagnosis.
A Comprehensive, Personal Approach
At Innovative Vet Path, we know that each individual patient is unique — but some diagnoses are more difficult to make than others. These situations often require extra time, attention, and expertise.
For more unusual or demanding cases, we highly recommend both a telepathology pre-biopsy consult and a dermatopathology report with dermatologist clinical consult. By choosing to combine these methods, a clinician can experience the benefit of two board-certified specialists working together as a team. This combination of virtual pathology options is the most comprehensive and innovative approach available to general practitioners for complex and challenging dermatology cases in veterinary medicine today.
If these options sound beneficial to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Any requests for consults of this nature will be responded to within the hour during normal business hours, or by the next business day if the request is made after hours.