Veterinary pathological studies are dedicated to the study, diagnosis and control of animal disease. Veterinary pathology is divided into two branches, anatomical pathology and clinical pathology. Anatomical pathology is concerned with the diagnosis of diseases in animals based on the studies of gross examination, microscopic, and molecular examination of organs, tissues, and whole bodies. Veterinary Clinical Pathology deals with the diagnostic laboratory work for the diagnosis of diseases and the control of therapy in animals. Veterinary pathologists are doctors who hold a specialization in the diagnosis of diseases through the examination of animal tissue and body fluids. They perform research on animals with the aim of preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease.