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Saturday, October 21, 2017

CIVTA Fall Conference

Start Date: 10/21/2017 1:00 PM CDT
End Date: 10/21/2017 8:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: DMACC

2006 South Ankeny Blvd.
Building 5 Conference Center
Ankeny, IA  United States  50023

Organization Name: CIVTA


October 21, 2017

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Registration 1:00 pm-1:45 pm

Welcome 1:45 pm-2:00 pm

Lectures 2:00 pm-8:00 pm

5 hours of CE for Veterinarians & Technicians

Registration is $55 for Members and $75for Non-Members
Andrew Burton, BVSc, DACVP
Dr. Burton graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007. He completed a rotating internship in private practice in Australia, and a specialty internship in emergency and critical care medicine at the University of California, Davis. After working in emergency medicine for many years, he completed a residency in clinical pathology in 2014, also at UC Davis, and became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists that year. He currently works as a diagnostic clinical pathologist with IDEXX laboratories in North Grafton, MA. Dr. Burton recently authored a cytology textbook: Clinical Atlas of Small Animal Cytology with Wiley publishers.  
 Conference Program Outline
  • Comprehensive CBC Review
This comprehensive review will guide participants through interpretation of all aspects of the CBC, including the erythrogram, leukogram, and thrombogram. An emphasis will be placed on making and interpreting blood smears in conjunction with CBC data.
  • Comprehensive Urinalysis Review
Urine can be a highly labile sample, and thorough in-house interpretation can increase accuracy of results. This lecture will review acquisition, processing and interpretation of urine. An emphasis will be placed on interpretation of dipstick results, and microscopic evaluation of sediment, including classification of crystals, casts and organisms, and their clinical significance.
  • Cytology in Practice
These lectures will cover all the essential skills for performing high quality cytology in clinical practice, from sample acquisition and preparation to interpretation. Common samples including skin masses, body cavity fluids, ear cytology and fecal analysis will be emphasized.