Making the most of your microscope: In-house practical microscopy for nurses

Start date: 25 January 2023

Duration: 9.30am – 4.30pm

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

Certificate: Pending CVE Points

Cost: Member Rate €100, Non-Member Rate €200, includes refreshments, lunch etc.

Programme overview

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Making the Most of Your Microscope Nurses" event on Wednesday 25th January 2023. 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 and blood smears.

This course is aimed at veterinary nurses (both experienced and newly qualified) who wish to start using the microscope in practice. We have 10 places available, so early booking is advisable.

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 Trainer:

Emma Corbett-Coffey MVB CertAVP(GSAS) 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:
XLVets Skillnet, established in 2011, is the training subsidiary of XLVets Ireland.  We are 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.  XLVets Skillnet deliver quality, practical and relevant training tailored to our members specific needs in both the veterinary and farming sectors, reaching over 3,500 individuals annually.

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