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Please refer to the relevant Submission Guidelines and send a completed Submission Form attached to your sample.
Van arriving at Veterinary Pathology Centre

Our Submission Guidelines give detailed information on how to package and send samples to the Veterinary Pathology Centre. Please use these for guidance in the first instance or call us for further information. Secure packaging is a legal requirement for posting samples to us. 

Please contact the Veterinary Pathology Centre in advance prior to any intended post-mortem submission so that we can coordinate delivery and properly manage logistics. A completed Submission Form must be submitted with the cadaver.

Pet Donation Programme

Donating your pet’s body to the University of Surrey Veterinary Educational Memorial Programme is a chance to find meaning in the loss of your pet, and a way of honoring a wonderful life. We are very grateful for donated animal bodies for use in the education of our students- the veterinary professionals of the future. Donated animals are usually used in the teaching of anatomy and pathology, and also in research. Please see further details and submission form. Please note that this submission form must be completed in conjuction with your veterinary surgeon. We are unable to accept donations directly from owners without the signature of a vet, and cannot return any remains including ashes.

We operate a secure Drop Box for out-of-hours submissions of small samples, please contact us in advance to arrange access to this.

For a printable map showing detailed delivery directions, please click here