Animal Histopathology Core

We sup­port UNC’s Line­ber­ger Com­pre­hens­ive Can­cer Cen­ter, the An­im­al His­to­path­o­logy Core Fa­cil­ity, run by a board-cer­ti­fied veter­in­ary patho­lo­gist, of­fers high-qual­ity pre­par­a­tion and pro­cessing of frozen and fixed tis­sue sec­tions, along with edu­ca­tion re­gard­ing ap­pro­pri­ate har­vest­ing, fix­a­tion, Immunology, and se­lec­tion of his­to­lo­gic­al pro­ced­ures.

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We offer our customers a simple, and convenient way to make orders online with our core through UNC's Infoporte.  After filling in the order request form online, researchers may attach a Word or Excel file with the specimen labels. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. If you are ready to place an order, please click HERE and login with your Onyen. Go to the top right of the screen and click Cores, then choose Animal Histopathology Core. Thank you!

Note: If you are an external user and would like to use our services you may also put in requests via the link above. Please call us at 919-966-3653 and we will be happy to walk you through the process


Routine Histology

  • Processing
  • Embedding
  • Sectioning (paraffin and frozen)
  • H&E and special stains
  • Model selection and tissue collection recommendations
  • Consultation with veterinary pathologist by appointment
  • IHC and in situ hybridization by special arrangement

NOTE: Tissues must be submitted in appropriate fixative in clearly labeled containers. Any potential human or animal pathogens, especially in frozen blocks, must be declared. Both human and animal tissues may be submitted.

This core facility is under the direction of Faculty Director Stephanie Montgomery, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, and Facility Director Dawud Hilliard, MPM, HTL (ASCP) QIHC. Staff includes Lily Wai, Histotechnologist; Traci Raley, Histotechnologist; and Amanda Brown, Histotechnologist.