How to submit specimens
Post-mortem examination should be performed as close to the time of death as possible.
If this isn’t possible:
- put the animal in a refrigerator (approximately 4 degrees Celsius) as soon after death as possible
- send it to us as soon as possible (not on the weekend)
- freeze only as a last resort, as freezing can interfere with results.
To package the specimen use:
- a suitably sized polystyrene foam chilly bin
- several tear and puncture-resistant sealed plastic bags.
Do not use glass.
Mark the package with one of the following:
- keep cool.
If possible, a hard copy of the form should accompany the specimen. It should be placed in a separate plastic bag.
Download a hard copy of the submission form
Where to send specimens
Address your package with:
Attn: Stuart Hunter
Wildlife Post Mortem Service
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
70 Tennent Drive
Palmerston North 4410
For more information about how to submit specimens, email firstname.lastname@example.org