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Haematology of the dog and the cat

6th September 2021 - 26th September 2021


Haematology of the dog and the cat

Haematology of the dog and the cat: This comprehensive course will give you the basics you need for interpretation of the most common haematological disorders in dogs and cats. Participants will learn how to review blood smears and develop a logic diagnostic approach to the alterations of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. All this will be achieved through a case-based approach.
Clinical case challenges and diagnostic algorithms will also be provided to help you understand the concepts presented and to consolidate your knowledge.

Haematology of the dog and the cat Modules:

  • MODULE 1: Haematology sampling techniques, overview of the different types of haematology analysers and approach to blood smear examination.
  • MODULE 2: Red blood cell morphological abnormalities and diagnostic approach to anaemia.
  • MODULE 3: The white blood cells: morphological and numerical alterations.
  • MODULE 4: Platelets and their most common related disorders.
  • MODULE 5 Haematology cases
  • MODULE 6 Digital haematology cases NEW!!

Throughout the 3 weeks of the course, you will also be presented with clinical cases to work through, that we invite you to analyse and discuss in the classroom forum. Please use the forum as much as possible to discuss the course material and to ask questions. Better understanding will be achieved through a dialogue and sharing your experiences with other delegates is invaluable.

The course has been recently updated with a selection of digital haematology cases. This is a brand-new feature, introduced for the first time in a cytology course and in collaboration with Lacuna Diagnostics. Digital cytology allows you to visualise the smear at the computer having the same experience and freedom as sitting in front of the microscope. We strongly believe this is the best way to learn cytology as, when solving clinical cases from pictures, you are biased by the fact the pathologist has selected for you the most relevant fields. See below how a digital cytology slide looks like. After you looked at the digital cases, you will have the opportunity to watch a recorded video guided solution the tutor has prepared for you. We hope you will enjoy this new feature and you are excited, as we are, to try this for the first time in an online course!

This is how a digital slide would look like when you receive your case assignment

Who the course is aimed at: This course is mainly intended for general practitioners but veterinary nurses with a special interest in lab works and veterinary biomedical scientists or lab technicians who would like to learn more about the pathophysiology behind the haematological disorders are welcome to participate.

Vet CPD Online Tutored Courses take approximately 8 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace and at any time. There are webinars to watchdownloadable course notes and cytology cases to work through, plus – what makes our courses unique – a busy clinical forum where questions and answers are posted and where delegates have access to the instructor for the duration of the course. This always generates lively discussions and the idea that no one should leave a course with any unanswered questions. At the end of the course there is a final exam plus a Certificate of Completion for your CPD records.

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutors for this course are: Francesco Cian DVM, DipECVCP, FRCPath, MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Batt Laboratories, Coventry, United Kingdom

Paola Monti DVM, DipACVP (Clinical Pathology), FRCPath, MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Dick White Referrals, Six Mile Bottom, United Kingdom


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