Microscopes for Veterinary Practice

General Practice & Small Animals

The Prism Optical E5 is an excellent value for money microscope for bright-field microscopy. Designed for regular to frequent use, the optical and mechanical quality of this instrument is very good. E5 are rechargeable so can be used in the field.

Practices that need more advanced contrast techniques or use their microscopes more frequently might benefit from better optics and larger frame of the Prism Optical EX30 model.

Specialist & Hospitals

We have a range of more capable microscopes that are better suited for the more frequent use or for long periods of use. The Prism Optical EX30 model offers a wide and flat image in a larger form factor for improved operator comfort.

The Prism Optical CX40 (coming soon) and the Nexcope NE620 are clinical grade microscopes designed for frequent use and are an excellent choice for veterinary pathology labs.

Field Practice & Animal Reproduction

Field practice is challenging on both the practitioner and their equipment – being frequently moved, usually in dusty environments, it’s close to what you shouldn’t do to a microscope.

Our microscopes, when maintained in a more assertive manner, are more than up to the task. We have Prism Optical E5 and EX30s in regular use in the field.

For brightfield microscopy, the rechargeable versions of the Prism Optical E5 is a solid choice. Where phase contrast, with and without warm stages is needed, the Prism Optical EX30 and Nexcope NE620 excel.


In addition to the biological compound microscopes, Prism Optical also offers excellent stereomicroscopes. For frequent use, our SZN71 with its wide 22mm field of view is an excellent choice.

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