University of Wisconsin; School of Veterinary Medicine; Continuing Veterinary Medical Education.
Intermediate-level cytology course begins with an image-focused presentation on the principles of cytologic evaluation and interpretation. A 2nd presentation provides useful hints for collecting, preparing, and submitting diagnostic specimens. In the lab, participants will examine slides from clinical archives on a dual-headed microscope and make interpretations that direct a plan of action. The goal of this program is to provide broad cytologic tools for making clinically relevant decisions, not necessarily a definitive diagnosis. Samples from inflammatory and neoplastic lesions in dogs and cats will be included. Attendees should be proficient in using a microscope (dry and oil lenses).