What We Stand For

Company History

Our Mission and Values are inextricably linked to our foundations and heritage borne through medical and scientific leadership.

Dorevitch Pathology was founded by Dr Abe Dorevitch in August 1970 at 693 Burke Road, Camberwell. Since its foundations as a specialist histopathology practice, Dorevitch Pathology has grown in size and reputation, extending into clinical laboratory services and beyond its Melbourne base to service the whole of regional and rural Victoria.

Dorevitch Pathology has grown through amalgamation with many specialist and regional pathology practices including:

  • Sacred Heard Pathology in 1989
  • Consultant Diagnostic Services in 1996
  • Sam Kolber Pathology in 1996
  • Tresize Pathology in 2000
  • Gippsland Pathology in 2003
  • Pathlab in 2011

Over that time, Dorevitch has been awarded a number of key milestone public and private hospital contracts including the first public hospital in the 1970s and extending through to one of the largest public hospital group networks in Australia (Western Health).

In 1996, Dorevitch Pathology was purchases by ASX publicly listed Mayne Health Ltd. and since that date, the practice has experienced a number of different controlling shareholders and eventually was acquired in 2008 by Primary Health Care Ltd and became part of the Specialist Diagnostic Services network of pathology practices.