Lacuna Diagnostics Welcomes Full-Time Chief Medical Officer

Lacuna Diagnostics Welcomes Full-Time Chief Medical Officer

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Fish as a full-time member of our team. This marks a pivotal step forward as we work on exciting different ways to advance veterinary clinical pathology. Leaving his tenure-track position to join us full time in this journey is another vote of confidence in Lacuna and our team.

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Lacuna Diagnostics Shines at Demo Day

Lacuna Diagnostics Shines at Demo Day

Last month, Lacuna Diagnostics was one of six companies featured at Demo Day for Leap Venture Studio, the first pet-specific accelerator founded by Mars Petcare, Michelson Found Animal Foundation, and R/GA Ventures.
The graduating companies - including AnimalBiome, CuidaMiMascota, Mixlab, Pet Plate and Wild Earth - make up the future of the pet care and pet health industry. While varied in product and market, the companies all shared the common goal of improving the health of pets across the country.

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Digital Cytology: Lacuna Brings an Essential Diagnostic into the 21st Century

Digital Cytology: Lacuna Brings an Essential Diagnostic into the 21st Century

Just as people will always need to write and move from place to place, veterinarians will always need cytology. It is the best minimally invasive method to investigate a wide range of complaints, from masses to rashes, pleural effusion to joint pain.

Conventional cytology, however, still requires a clinician’s precious time, and for difficult cases, a pathologist’s opinion, which can take a week. Fortunately, Lacuna is clearing away these old obstacles to open a new era of digital cytology.

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Navigating the Lacuna Diagnostics Report

Navigating the Lacuna Diagnostics Report

You’ve received the report from the veterinary clinical pathologist assigned to your case - now what?

At the beginning of the report, you will find the information provided by you, the veterinarian. The animal’s species, breed, age, and weight will be listed in the first block. Additionally, any history that you provided with the submission on the animal’s condition or lesion will be listed. A full and thorough history of the animal’s presenting complaint and related medical conditions assist our clinical pathology team not only in providing a more informed interpretation of the sample, but guide us in requesting additional or different samples for future specimens.

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Telemedicine, Meet Cytology 

Telemedicine, Meet Cytology 

Automated slides scanners - an innovation in telemedicine - are coming to veterinary medicine. The scanner produces diagnostic-quality images of your blood smears, fine needle aspirates, and other cytologies, no fumbling or focusing required.  images are automatically uploaded to Lacuna portal, where they are reviewed by Lacuna Diagnostics network of board-certified veterinary pathologists. No time out of your busy schedule required.

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Digital Pathology- What and Why?

Digital Pathology- What and Why?

Veterinary medicine often looks to human medicine for innovation and new technological direction.  There is a 5-10 year lag in the technological adoption cycles between human and veterinary medicine.  Without the insurance infrastructure, Vet Med cannot support the ultra-high dollar technology that advances the human health world. Like the human sphere, veterinary medicine continues to push toward “specialization’’, with pets visiting a suite of specialists including surgeons, dermatologists, cardiologists, etc for further advanced treatments. Technological innovation can have the greatest impact among these specialists marketplaces, forcing competition and lowering prices for consumers.  

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