Annual Clinical Pathology Workshop for Pathology Residents

About the Workshop

When & Where

  • Aug. 10-12, 2016 The 2016 workshop has been cancelled.
  • All workshop sessions will occur at the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine on the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Visitor parking passes will be issued to you during on-site registration on August 10, 2016 from 7:00 am – 8:00 am at the veterinary college.

  • View map and directions.


  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Virginia Tech Student Chapter of American College of Veterinary Pathologists


The goal of the workshop is to provide a concise review of clinical pathology concepts and practice at interpreting a wide range of laboratory findings for anatomic pathology residents with focused attention in the areas of clinical chemistry, cytology and hematology.


Each day of the three-day workshop will focus on a variety of topics divided into didactic and interactive lectures along with practice cases. Total contact time will be approximately 24 approved CE credit hours. Printed notes will be provided.

Topics Covered

  • Electrolytes & Acid-base
  • Renal & Urine
  • Hemostasis and Platelets
  • Cytology: Neoplasia
  • Muscle, Protein, Lipid
  • GI, Pancreases
  • Ca, P, Mg Adrenal, Thyroid
  • Cytology: Inflammation & Agents
  • Erythrocytes
  • Leukocytes
  • Bone Marrow
  • Hem and cyto slide descriptions
  • Laboratory Concepts
  • Cytology Misc. entities


Michelle Kovac
Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education

Course Organizers & Speakers

  • Kurt Zimmerman, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP, Clinical and Anatomic Pathology
    Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
  • Katie Boes, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP, Clinical Pathology
    Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech