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

Course Outline

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22 Oct 19

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Very good CPD, learnt a lot and excited to continue progressing in practice.

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

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 basic 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, MedVet DrMedVet CertVD DipECVD FHEA MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology
The Royal Veterinary College

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

Laureen M. Peters, MVetMed Diplomate ACVP MRCVS
Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
The Royal Veterinary College