Diagnostic Cytology for Veterinary Technicians
Cytology is among one of the most common diagnostics in primary and specialty care veterinary hospitals. The veterinary technician can play a significant and important role in diagnostic microscopy, including sample collection, sample preparation and quality assurance, and sample analysis. This session will focus on techniques to maximize the diagnostic value of a sample and provide instruction on the microscopic interpretation through the use of representative case examples. In addition to cytology, the session will include a review of ancillary tests for lymphoid neoplasms (lymphoma and leukemia), including flow cytometry and PARR (lymphoma PCR) testing. Samples will include cytology preparations and instruction will be provided by two board-certified veterinary clinical pathologists. To facilitate discussion, a web-based audience polling tool will be utilized (so bring your phone/tablet /laptop!).
Dr. Davis Seelig
Dr. Davis Seelig is a board-certified veterinary clinical pathologist at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his DVM degree from Tufts University in 2003 and completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residences and PhD at Colorado State University. At the University of Minnesota, in addition to his clinical pathology service and teaching, he runs a diagnostic flow cytometry laboratory and conducts research into the bystander effects of radiation on the brain, lungs, and cardiovascular system.
Dr. Daniel Heinrich
Dr. Daniel Heinrich is a board-certified veterinary clinical pathologist at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2010 and completed a Rotating Medicine and Surgery internship at the VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle. After 2 years of private practice, he completed a clinical pathology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2016. In addition to his clinical pathology service, he is engaged in teaching, laboratory management, and collaborative research.