The Veterinary Pathology Group
Owned by vets, for vets.
The Veterinary Pathology Group maintains a very strong position with the top referral centres in the UK and Ireland while at the same time offering a widely accessible service to match the breadth of the challenges facing practising Veterinary Surgeons in all forms of practice.
Our Evolution
  1. July 2001
    Torrance Diamond Diagnostic Services
    TDDS is established
    TDDS first opened its doors for business on July 2nd 2001.  What followed is a success story as the laboratory navigated its way through the climate of boom and bust and the ever-changing veterinary landscape of the last decade.
  2. 2004
    Carmichael Torrance Diagnostic Services
    CTDS is established
    CTDS is part of the Veterinary Pathology Group providing laboratory diagnostic services to first opinion and second opinion practices across the UK which prides itself on the quality not only of the pathology but also on the level of service, contact and follow up with clinicians.
  3. April 2007
    Veterinary Laboratory Services Ireland
    VLSI opens its doors!
    VLSI was established in 2007 by Mark Diamond and Andrew Torrance (co-founders of Torrance Diamond Diagnostic Services) and Lucy Gaffney (an Irish laboratory scientist and entrepreneur who founded DNA Ireland).
  4. 2008
    Powell Torrance Diagnostic Services
    PTDS is established
    PTDS provides a range of specialist diagnostic pathology tests to veterinary colleagues Our strengths centre on providing complete support in all aspects of diagnostic pathology. That support revolves around close communication by telephone or email.
  1. Torrance Diamond Diagnostic Services
    TDDS is a member of an idiosyncratic laboratory group owned by veterinary pathologists for veterinary surgeons in practice.   The Veterinary Pathology Group maintains a very strong position with the top referral centres in the UK and Ireland while at the same time offering a widely accessible service to match the breadth of the challenges facing practising Veterinary Surgeons in all forms of practise.  We employ courier drivers in our own vehicles which now cover large swathes of the UK and Ireland picking up samples every night.
  2. Carmichael Torrance Diagnostic Services
    CTDS provides a full and wide range of veterinary diagnostic laboratory tests that include haematology, biochemistry, allergy testing, cytology, endocrinology, histopathology, virology, toxicology, microbiology, PCR testing and much more for canine, feline, rabbits, small mammals, avians, exotics and horses.
  3. Powell Torrance Diagnostic Services
    Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, run and managed by pathology specialists, we are a reliable, independent laboratory service, working closely with vets and clinical specialists. Our team is driven by four clinical pathologists, assisted by professional lab technicians and dedicated couriers. We are part of the Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) with six labs and 24 pathologists across the UK and Ireland. We pride ourselves on providing a full range of tests that vets can rely on, delivering high quality diagnostic test results. All provided in clear, responsive timescales. Our professional standards are high and our personal communication is important – just pick up the phone to discuss testing and results.
  4. Bridge Pathology
    Bridge Pathology Ltd in Bristol is part of the Veterinary Pathology Group, working closely across the UK with TDDS, PTDS, CTDS and VLSI. We are a highly dynamic veterinary histopathology and immunohistochemistry laboratory,  dedicated to the provision of the highest quality diagnostic pathology services to the veterinary community. At Bridge Pathology, we provide a top quality service and are always keen to answer any queries, offer advice on cases and ultimately help you to provide the best quality care for your patients. If you have any questions about tissues that you are going to be submitting to us or about a report that you have received from us, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We will help wherever we can.