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Here is your $10 word for the week


This feels like one of the hardest words to say to me. It’s the random “h” thrown in there that gets me.

Have you heard of myelophthisis before? It’s most...

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A case that shows why blood smears are so important

This case is a great example of why blood smears are IMPORTANT!

This was a blood smear from a cat with a completely normal CBC. No cytopenias, no lymphocytosis. But lurking under the...

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Path Chats with Dr. Danny Heinrich

In this edition of Path Chats, I sit down with my good friend and fellow clinical pathologist, Dr. Daniel Heinrich. Dr. Heinrich is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota College of...

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A spin on leukemia- equine style 🐎

Interesting case alert! 

When this blood smear came across my scope, the first thing I thought was, come on now, stop horsin’ around!!

Ok that’s a really bad pun, but still. This...

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The difference between acute and chronic leukemia

If I never teach you anything else, please let me teach you how important this is:

…The difference between acute leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 


Because the...

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The age old question: reactive or lymphoma?

How many times have you found yourself looking at a lymph node aspirate and wondering “is this reactive or lymphoma”?

Do you know how to tell the difference?


Let’s take a...

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