Clinical Pathology 2017-09-20T15:52:09+00:00

Clinical Pathology

What We Do

Veterinary clinical pathology is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the laboratory analysis of bodily fluids, such as blood, urine, and tissue samples using the tools of chemistry, microbiology, hematology, and molecular pathology.

PEC’s clinical pathology service will offer a variety of diagnostic cytology services.  Cytology is a diagnostic technique that examines cells from various body sites to determine the cause or nature of the disease.  A clinical pathologist examines cells that have been exfoliated (shed), scraped from the body, or aspirated with a fine needle microscopically to diagnosis cancer, precancerous conditions, benign tumors, inflammation, and some infectious agents.

Meet the Clinical Pathologist

Dr. Meredeth McEntire’s roots in the Pacific Northwest run deep.  A native Oregonian, she graduated from Whitman College in 2004 and then Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.

After completing a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego in California, she worked in private practice in Spokane for several years before returning to WSU in 2012 to complete a clinical pathology residency.  She is a boarded member of the American College of Veterinary Pathology. In their downtime, she and her husband Jay make the most of the outstanding running, road biking, and skiing opportunities in eastern Washington.

Important Links

Copies of the accession form and supply order form are available in the drop-down titled “Printable Forms” under the clinical pathology tab above.

Have questions about clinical pathology and submission of samples?  See our frequently asked question (FAQs) section.

Can’t find the answer to your question? Call our office (509-326-7289) or email (

Dr. Meredeth McEntire