Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team is a concise, reliable resource for consistently achieving high-quality test results in the veterinary practice. An essential bench-side reference for in-house laboratories, the book includes a DVD with interactive cases to build skills in reading and interpreting digital slides. The book is a practical resource for anyone performing lab work, including veterinary technicians, technician and veterinary students, and veterinarians.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
1. Sample Handling and Laboratory Standardization—Developing Standard
2. Components of the Complete Blood Count.
3. Hematology: The Erythrocytes, White Blood Cells, and Immune System.
4. Abnormalities in the Red and White Blood Cell Populations.
5. Renal Physiology and Anatomy, Clinical Diagnostics, and Disease.
6. Liver Physiology and Anatomy, Clinical Diagnostics, and Disease.
7. Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Physiology and Anatomy, Clinical Diagnostics, and Disease.
8. Electrolyte Physiology, Function, and Derangement.
9. Components of the Urinalysis.
10. Evaluating the Urinalysis with Disease Conditions.
11. Adrenal Function and Testing.
12. Blood Gas.
14. Emergency Diagnostics—A Discussion of Shock and Clinical Diagnostics.
15. Obtaining Samples from Different Body Systems and Evaluating Cytology.
Appendix A: Tables.
Appendix B: Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team DVD Instructions.
Appendix C: Case Worksheet for Clinical Pathology Cases.
Andrew J. Rosenfeld, DVM, ABVP is the cofounder and head instructor of VTEC,
an education corporation that specializes in seminar training for the hospital
team. Dr. Rosenfeld has also written the Veterinary Medical Team Handbook, a
training a resource manual for the medical team (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).
Sharon M. Dial, DVM, PHD, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical and Anatomic Pathology) is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology at the University of Arizona.