Getting the best out of your microscope – the essentials

Key Information

CPD Hours: 8 hours

Course Length: One day

Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical microscopy sessions

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Invaluable to have lecturers here to help set up the microscope correctly – a revelation!

Course Information

Key Areas
  • How to make good quality smears from aspirates and blood
  • Blood smear evaluation – cell morphology and interpretation
  • Cytology of lumps and bumps, skin and ears
  • Urinalysis – brushing up the basics
About this course

This course is scheduled to run on Tuesday 16th May 2023 but the date may be required to change due to ongoing building works, please register your interest with us and we will contact you once the course is bookable.

Have you ever felt frustrated on a bank holiday weekend or out of hours, when you looked down the microscope, wishing you could make sense of all the cells on your smear?

Then this hands-on CPD is for you! This course will help you gain confidence about what can be seen down the scope and what it means. This will help you maximise the value of the practice microscope to the benefit of your patients and clients, whatever the day or time.

Why do this course?
As well as lectures to refresh the basics in haematology, cytology, and urinalysis, this course offers practical sessions on the microscope, where you can immediately apply what you have just learned. You will have a collection of cases to work through with your microscope, while the course tutors, specialists in clinical pathology and dermatology, will assist you and answer your questions.


Anke Hendricks, DrMedVet CertVD DipECVD PGCertAP FHEA MRCVS
Associate Professor in Veterinary Dermatology
The Royal Veterinary College

Emma Holmes, BVetMed MVetMed DipACVP FHEA MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
The Royal Veterinary College