Making the most of the practice microscope

Start date: 15 May 2024

Duration: 09:00 -17:00

Location: O Connor Julian Vets, Cahir Rd, Spafield, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Certificate: Pending CVE Points

Cost: €240

Programme overview

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Making the most of the practice microscope" event on Wednesday 15th May 2024. This one-day session aims to give an overview of the most common uses of microscopes in general companion animal practice; including (but not limited to): dermatology, FNAs, urine sediment exam, bloods smears, reproductive cytology, faecal and body fluid analysis.

This course is aimed at both experienced and newly qualified vets and veterinary nurses who wish to improve their use of the microscope in practice.

Event Details

On completion of this course, delegates will have the knowledge to;

–   Have more competency with maintenance and use of the practice microscope
–   Confidently take and prepare samples from skin cases to examine microscopically
–   Interpret microscopy and cytology slides from skin, urine, blood, FNAs etc
–   Report and disseminate your findings succinctly to the veterinary team

About our Speaker:

Emma Corbett-Coffey MVB CertAVP(GSAS)
Emma qualified in 2010 with an honours degree in veterinary medicine from UCD. She worked in mixed practice in both the UK and Ireland, switching to solely companion animal practice in the past 7 years after joining the team at O’Connor Julian Veterinary Hospital in Cashel. She is an advanced practitioner in small animal surgery, and has a keen interest in skin reconstruction, cranial cruciate ligament disease and surgical oncology. She also is dedicated to improving integrated care of animals between vets, veterinary nurses and other paraprofessionals.

About XLVets Skillnet:

Established in 2011, XLVets Skillnet is a not-for-profit Learning Network co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and our member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Of the 70+ Skillnet Ireland Learning Networks, we are the only Network dedicated exclusively to supporting the veterinary sector in Ireland. We do this through the provision of high-quality, sector-led, subsidised training and education.

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