Through the Microscope: Practical Laboratory Skills (1250)
Veterinary Technology |  Internal Medicine
Monday |  8:00 AM -  8:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||212A




Megan Brashear BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Megan Brashear has been a CVT in Oregon since 2000 and a VTS(ECC) since 2004. She lives in Portland and is the Specialty Technician Trainer at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists. She is passionate about all things emergency/critical care and enjoys lecturing internationally and helping technicians learn to think critically. In her spare time Megan enjoys exploring hiking trails and waterfalls with her German Shorthaired Pointer.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Many of us are sending comprehensive blood work to an outside lab, but in an emergency can you identify common red blood cell morphology? How about recognize a septic effusion? How are your urinalysis sediment skills? Can you perform a manual platelet estimate? In this hour learn just the practical facts for performing common microscope laboratory tests.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn to identify red blood cell morphology

2. Learn to perform a manual platelet count

3. Improve urine sediment exam skills

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