Necropsy Services Group

1046 Olive Dr. Suite 3
Davis, CA 95616

(530)795-0470

necropsyservices.com

Necropsy Services Group Fee Schedule

Performing pet autopsies for veterinarians and owners since 2008

The total cost for a complete necropsy examination (pet autopsy) performed with the intent to determine the cause of death will be between $1000-$2000 depending on the size of the pet, circumstances surrounding its death and other historical information.  The total cost typically includes the complete post mortem gross necropsy examination (pet autopsy) with microscopic examination (histopathology) of selected tissues if needed.  Additional charges may apply if additional testing such as toxicology, immunohistochemisty, microbiology, or radiology are needed or requested. Courier service fees and private cremation fees may also apply. A estimate for the total charges that may be incurred for any post mortem exam can be obtained via telephone.

Complete Necropsy Examination (Cause of Death Determination)

Small to Medium Breed Dog or Cat

Large Breed Dog

 

 

$1000

$1500

 Courier Service

Sacramento and Bay Area

          Animals <80 pounds

          Animals >80 pounds

 

$100

Call for pricing

 Disposition of Remains

Private Cremation


$150-$200*

 

 

 

 
Necropsy Examination

Refers to the dissection of the bodies of dead animals in order to determine the time, circumstances and potential cause(s) of death, the presence or absence of infectious or contagious diseases or to document the presence of trauma, injury or animal abuse.

Cause of Death

Refers to an official determination of conditions resulting in an animal's death.

Gross

Refers to evaluation of the internal organs during the autopsy with the unaided eye (no magnification or microscope)

Microscopic or Histopathologic

Refers to the evaluation of tissue samples collected during the autopsy with a microscope.  Tissue samples that are collected during the autopsy must first be fixed in formalin (formaldehyde) and then trimmed for special processing and microscopic slide preparation.

Board Certified Pathologist

Refers to specialized training in pathology. Requirements include three years of residency training and passing a rigorous board examination.

Toxicology

refers to the dissection of the bodies of dead animals in order to determine the time, circumstances and potential cause(s) of death, the presence or absence of infectious or contagious diseases or to document the presence of trauma, injury or animal abuse.

Radiology

refers to the dissection of the bodies of dead animals in order to determine the time, circumstances and potential cause(s) of death, the presence or absence of infectious or contagious diseases or to document the presence of trauma, injury or animal abuse.

Microbiology

refers to the dissection of the bodies of dead animals in order to determine the time, circumstances and potential cause(s) of death, the presence or absence of infectious or contagious diseases or to document the presence of trauma, injury or animal abuse.