Practical Approach to CBC and Blood Smear Interpretation

(5 hours RACE approved!)



This 5 hour, RACE approved course is designed to strengthen your identification skills and use that information in conjunction with the CBC to interpret what abnormalities mean for the patient.

*RACE Program #20-960904; Non-interactive, Distance*


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Who is this course for?

Veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet lab professionals!

Are you looking at blood smears in-house?

If not, do you need some convincing of why you should be? 

Then you're in the right place :)


This course is designed for the veterinary professional who wants to stop being frustrated by blood smears and truly understand what they are seeing and what those things mean for the patient. The CBC/blood smear is a simple, inexpensive test that can pack a huge punch when it comes to making a diagnosis for the patient. But if you're not comfortable with what you're seeing, it's understandable that you may not spend much time reviewing smears.  

That's where I come in! I'm here to help you not only feel more confident with what you're seeing but start to enjoy it and realize the utility of this tiny but mighty test!

What Will I Learn?

Not only will we cover how to identify normal and abnormal cells in the blood smear, we'll take that information and correlate with the CBC data to get closer the determining the underlying pathologic process happening in the patient.

  • Red blood cell abnormalities and what they may mean for the patient

  • Practical, algorithmic approach to anemia

  • Red blood cell parasites/inclusions

  • White blood cell identification

  • Interpretation of CBC patterns

  • Identification of neoplastic cells/patterns

  • Causes of thrombocytosis and thrombocytopenia

  • Bone marrow sample preparation tips

  • Through the microscope case discussions

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Perks of this Course:

  • 5 hours of RACE approved video lessons
  • Completely go-at-you-own-pace (no deadlines to start or finish)
  • 24/7 access for the life of the course (at least 1 year from purchase)
  • Watch as many times as you want to
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