As a member of the Ethos Veterinary Health family, Ethos Diagnostic Science shares the mission of providing unsurpassed veterinary laboratory testing for our hospital patients, the greater veterinary community, and scientific researchers.

The Ethos core values of collaboration, development, integration, quality and teamwork allow us to combine the benefits of advanced equipment with a tailored one-on-one approach to our lab services. As a full-service veterinary reference laboratory, we offer routine and specialized testing in the areas of Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis, Endocrinology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Serology, Cytopathology, and Histopathology. Our goals are to deliver quality laboratory results with rapid turnaround times and first-rate customer service.
  • Services


    Our tailored panels and state-of-the art analyzer technology provide you with consistent, accurate, and reliable results.

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  • Cytopathology


    Our team of board-certified clinical pathologists perform cytological evaluation on samples from solid masses, tissues and fluids.

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  • Hematology


    Our highly skilled technicians work in direct contact with our on-site clinical pathologists to guarantee your patients the most comprehensive CBCs possible.

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  • Histopathology


    We can coordinate histopathology with a case’s cytological, hematological and blood chemistry results.

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  • Forms


    Service Request Forms available for download

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Recent News

Erythrocyte Morphology: Getting The Most From Your Blood Smear

August 13, 2019

Written by Carolyn Grimes, DVM, DACVP (Clincal Pathology) Regional Clinical Laboratory Director, Ethos Diagnostic Science, San Diego For most species, laboratory hematologic evaluation (i.e., the hemogram) consists of an automated complete blood count (CBC), spun microhematocrit, and microscopic examination of a blood smear. Microscopic examination of a blood smear is an essential part of the

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