About the course
In-house diagnostic systems are so readily available now that increasing numbers of practices are involved, to some degree, in their own haematology, biochemistry and cytology. This new responsibility seems to be a frequent worry for some vets and nurses in practice. This day of CPD is designed to give the delegates a chance to look back, highlight where they need help, and get them on the road towards increased competence and confidence with clinical pathology.
The course tutors have many years of experience teaching at all levels, from undergraduate students through to specialists, and even fellows of learned societies. If you have a question, it is because you need an answer; and the intention is to lay the foundations for you to advance in these areas of diagnostic practice. Having said that, it is also important for everyone to know where their limits and the limits of their equipment lie.
The day commences with haematology and, as logically, cytology builds on your experience and familiarity with normal and abnormal blood pictures, progresses to the latter after lunch. The day is not totally devoted to microscopy, and there will be chances to be involved in preparation and staining of blood and fluid smears and learning how best to prepare fluids with low cellular yield for cytological examination.