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URINE-NATION: Urinalysis for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

November 2, 2013

An in-depth course in renal parameters and urinalysis for veterinary technicians and veterinarians.

This course is designed as a brief review of renal physiology and urine production but will also review current laboratory testing. By the end of this course you will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of clinically relevant renal physiology
  • Identify cells, crystals and organisms in urine sediment
  • Perform all common urinalysis testing
  • Combine information from serum chemistry and urinalysis to get the most from your laboratory data
  8:00 a.m. Check-In
Basic Sciences Building Lobby

Continental Breakfast
Room 2258
10:00 a.m.
Lecture: Urine-Nation!
  10:00-10:45 a.m. Lecture: Urine Town, Let's Talk About Urinalysis
Room 2258
  10:45-11:00 a.m. Break
Room 2258
  11:00 a.m.-Noon Lecture: Diagnosis of Renal Disease
1:00 p.m.
Veterinary Medicine Cafe
2:00 p.m.
Lecture: Proteinuria
Room 2258
5:00 p.m.
Hands-On Laboratory
Room 743
Lab Station One: The complete urinalysis
Attendees will perform a complete urinalysis (urine provided) including preparation, urine chemistry, specific gravity and sediment examination.

Lab Station Two: Urine sediment examination
20 microscopes will be set up with interesting and common findings in urine sediment. Participants will rotate at each microscope and perform a full sediment examination. At the conclusion, participants will feel very comfortable with cell identification, quantification of cells and casts and crystal identification.

Lectures will be held from 9:00 am-Noon and 1:00-2:00 pm.
Laboratories will be held from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Continuing Education
You can earn 7 hours of CE credit by attending this course.