Rat Pathology and Histopathology

Cerberus Sciences offers research support including phenotyping of genetically engineered animals, contract slide reading, review and interpretation of clinical laboratory data, consultation, and assistance with study and experimental and protocol design.
 
For current prices, please contact us.
Phenotyping of Genetically-Engineered Rats (GERs)
  • Transgenic or knockout (KO) rat phenotyping.
  • GERs may have one or more mutations introduced to serve as a model of human disease or to explore gene function.
Contract Slide Reading
  • Brief morphologic description and subjective scoring of lesions.
  • Data typically provided to investigator in an Excel database spreadsheet.
Necropsy Services
Consultations and Interpretation
  • Consultation time and scientific collaboration from veterinary pathologists with expertise in mouse and rat pathology and a background in lab animal medicine.
  • Review and interpretation of clinical laboratory data.
  • Assistance with study and experimental protocol design.
  • Discussion and/or presentation of data, photomicrographs, figures, sample collection, fixation, stains and immunohistochemistry.
  • Gross evaluation of tissue, explants, and medical device samples.
  • Photo-microscopy of selected tissues and lesions: Electronic copy provided with full resolution photomicrographs.
  • Production and annotation of photo-micrographs.
  • Interpretation of immunohistochemistry.
We recommend discussing your study and project plans with our veterinary pathologists in advance to ensure appropriate samples, controls and optimal processing of the tissues is achieved.
Please specify your requirements for the following:
  • Type of histopathology report.
  • Scoring or quantitation of lesions.
  • Sup-porting photography.
  • Other special procedures required.
Veterinary Pathologists
Lorna Rasmussen
BVSc, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet(Path)(Pret), Diplomat ACVP. She has over 25 years’ experience in veterinary anatomical and clinical pathology incorporating companion, production, laboratory, African and Australian  native animals and a multitude of non-mammalian species. She has been involved  with participation in toxicological and clinical trials for several organisations in Victoria.
She qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1988 (University of Pretoria), held the post of Senior Lecturer in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at the Medical University of South Africa between 1992 and 1998, obtained MMedVet(Pathology) degree in 1998 and became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists by examination in 2007.
She is based in Melbourne.
Michelle White
BMedSci, BVSc with a background in laboratory techniques, Michelle is also a registered Veterinarian with over 18 years of experience. Michelle’s veterinary experience includes work with many types of animals including African, and Australian wildlife, domestic animals in private practice, farm animals, and a diverse range of laboratory animals.
Michelle has recent experience in Laboratory animal medicine, having been the University Veterinarian (Animal Welfare Officer) at an Australian University.
​She is based in Adelaide.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.