Pathology - Microscope Technique - Cell Morphology and Interpretation for Nurses
The correct use of the microscope will optimize the microscopic visualization of material in cytologic and haematologic specimens and minimize the risk of eye strain. Identifying cells on cytological specimens with light microscopy can be very useful in diagnosing certain conditions, as well as ruling out others and narrowing the veterinary surgeon's list of differential diagnoses. It can be quick and is minimally invasive, and for superficial masses or fluid samples, it can sometimes be obtained without sedation, reducing the need for a more risky general anaesthetic.
The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated (1) AVNAT CPD point to this continuing education activity.
Recording 22 March 2023
Astrid Oscos Snowball, MVZ (Hons), MSc (Hons), DVSc (Clin Path)
I graduated as a Veterinarian from the University of Guadalajara in 2007 in Mexico. After Vet school, I completed a Master’s in Veterinary Clinical Pathology in 2011, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Science degree (research + residency) in Clinical Pathology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada, in 2017. I am currently a Veterinary Clinical Pathology Lecturer and the Clinical Pathology services head at the University of Melbourne.