How to get the most out of cytology samples for Nurses
In this webinar we will discuss practical tips on how to improve cytology sample collection and preparation. We will cover dos and don'ts of sample processing and staining, including different sample types such as aspirates, impression smears, fluids, and urine. Finally, we will talk about how to correctly set up the microscope and how to determine if a cytological sample is diagnostic or not. There will also be time to discuss any questions you may have encountered during your daily work pertinent to cytology samples. This webinar is aimed at veterinary nurses who want to take over more responsibility in the practice laboratory with the goal to optimise first opinion cytology diagnostics.
This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated (1) AVNAT CPD point to this continuing education activity.
Recording from 9 May 2023
Dr Laureen Peters, MVetMed, FHEA, Dipl. ACVP (clinical pathology)
Laureen Peters studied veterinary medicine from 2004-2009 at the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern, Switzerland. Thereafter, she wrote her doctoral thesis in Pharmacogenetics, and completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at the small animal hospital of the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern. Following that, she moved to London to do a residency in clinical pathology at the Royal Veterinary College, and obtained her board certification in 2015. Laureen stayed at the RVC for another four years as a lecturer, during which period she also completed a postgraduate certificate in veterinary education. In 2018 she was awarded the early career Award by the American Society of Veterinary Clinical pathology. Since 2019 Laureen is back as a lecturer at her Alma Mater, where she splits her time between the cytology service, teaching, and research with a focus on pancreas and sepsis.