About this course
Cytology is a minimally invasive, rapid, and cost-effective diagnostic method that is widely used in veterinary practice. Veterinarians may elect to aspirate common skin lesions to assess in-house and send other more complicated samples to the commercial laboratory for evaluation by veterinary clinical pathologists.
The interpretation of veterinary cytology samples must be undertaken with good general knowledge of the animal being examined. The biological behaviour of inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic lesions can be influenced by species, breed, and body condition.
Improve your ability to make a diagnosis from cytological smears during this one day hands-on workshop. There will be a combination of seminar and practical microscopy sessions making this an enjoyable, valuable learning experience. Accurate diagnosis from fluid or fine needle aspirate (FNA) requires good sampling techniques and the ability to correctly interpret cytological smears and culture. Confidence in cell recognition enables the clinician to sort out the dross from the important features on cytology smears. Having the skills to easily differentiate inflammation from neoplasia is critical in reaching a diagnosis. Recognising the different types of inflammation helps narrow down the differentials and being
confident at distinguishing round, epithelial or mesenchymal cells and knowing the features of malignancy will add value to the client, patient and veterinary practice as well as inspiring and engaging the veterinarian.
A wide range of interesting cases will be presented in the seminar and practical sessions from routine to weird and bizarre cases that keep, even the most skilled, pathologists on their toes!
This one-day workshop comprises of seminar and practical sessions.
Companion animal veterinarians.
- Improve your general skills for sample collection of fluid and FNA veterinary cytology samples.
- Improve your ability and confidence to make a diagnosis from cytological smears.
- Increase your skills to easily differentiate inflammation from neoplasia.
- Have greater confidence recognising the different types of inflammation.
- Increase your knowledge and identification skills of the different cell types.
- Have the ability to recognise artefacts in cytological preparations.
- More confidence and satisfaction in clinical cytology for the participant.
- Improved outcomes for the patient and the client.
- Enhance the veterinary business.
dawn Seddon BVSc, MSc, DipACVP
Jenni Donald BVSc, DipACVP
Sandra Forsyth BVSc, DipACVA
Activities in this workshop can be recorded under either continuing veterinary education or collegial learning activity.
|Earlybird (until 16 March)
|Regular (from 17 March)
All prices are in NZD and are GST inclusive
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