Lumps and bumps: using cytology to identify the good, the bad and the ugly

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About the course

Joy Archer MS. VMD. PhD. dipECVCP. FRCPath. FRCVS. Head Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Early bird Member £204 (including VAT)
Standard Member £239 (including VAT)
Non-member NA £399
Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date. 
Event Description
Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.
A quick fine-needle aspirate can usually be done in the shortest of consults, but at the end of a busy day giving a diagnosis to a concerned owner can be nerve-wracking. In house cytology can save your clients both time and money so having the self-assurance to give a definitive answer is a huge benefit to them and their pets.
This interactive course with a great mix of knowledge-enhancing lectures and real laboratory practice, will ensure you have the confidence to diagnose many commonly presented lesions. A session on lymph node aspiration cytology will mean you can offer clients quicker answers on some of those more worrying cases.
After attending this course you will be able to:
• Confidently collect cytological and tissue samples and prepare smears and impression smears 
• Formulate a diagnosis based on your microscopic examination of smear preparations
• Make definitive decisions on sending samples for second opinions
• Use your assessment of a sample to decide on biopsy versus removal with wide margins, when sending for histology
• Distinguish between inflammation, infection, benign lesions and malignancies.
Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call the Jessica Wachtel on 020 7908 6336.

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