Originally Posted by Encyclia
I don't know if you have a vet school close to you, but they will sometimes take on a job like that so that the students can learn.
I had thought the same. I wanted a necropsy done on a gecko that died for no apparent reason a couple years ago, and the vet school at UW Madison refused to do it. My regular vet did a gross necropsy for me, but I think I got lucky to have her accept the task.