The central role of veterinary pathologists in animal disease diagnostics is evident, but how about in other fields such as preclinical research? What particularly is the role of a veterinary pathologist in this? Continue reading to find out!
The preclinical phase of drug discovery involves extensive safety evaluations of the potential therapeutic intervention, often using cell and animal models of disease. These studies commonly include going through numerous histopathological samples. This contributes to the drug development process being time-consuming and labor-intensive for pharmaceutical and contract research organizations.