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Frequently Asked Questions

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"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

What is the cost? The gross examination fee is $500 - $1,000. Microscopic examination and specialized tests such as bacterial cultures and toxicology will incur additional fees.

How should the body be stored? Bodies should be refrigerated; storage of remains on ice also provides refrigeration. Freezing should be avoided. Please call for specific recommendations.

When will the report be sent? Preliminary findings will be emailed within 24 hours. Final reports are emailed as a .pdf file within two weeks (10 business days). Hard copies can be mailed to you if you prefer.

How are the pet's remains disposed of? After the necropsy, the pet's body will remain at your facility and your hospital's protocol for remains' disposal will be followed.

Do you necropsy large animals? Currently our service is limited to small companion animals. For large animals and avian species, please contact CAHFS in San Bernardino: 909-383-4287 http://cahfs.ucdavis.edu/index.php

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