AVAILABLE IN CANADA ONLY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA OPEN
Students acquire a solid theoretical and practical background in veterinary hematology and
clinical chemistry tests. Students are introduced to the use and importance of manual
haematological techniques utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of veterinary disease. Hands
on opportunities are provided where students focus on accuracy, efficiency and safe laboratory
- Articulate basic veterinary hematology principles including formation of cell types.
- Create, stain, and microscopically examine blood films of multiple species.
- Demonstrate proper use and care of a microscope.
- Collect and prepare biological samples for submission to a laboratory.
- Recognize and explain abnormal morphologic and quantitative hematological conditions.
- Differentiate selected pathophysiologic states associated with the major body organs.
- Identify abnormal serum chemistry in the event of illness in different species.
- Perform quality control on hematological and serum chemistry equipment.
- Articulate the consequences of technical error to animal health and welfare in a
Module 1: Introduction to Clinical Pathology
Module 2: Haematopoiesis
Module 3: Leukocyte Disorders
Module 4: Erythrocytes
Module 5: Anemia
Module 6: Thrombocytes and Hemostasis
Module 7: Hemostatic Disorders
Module 8: Electrolytes, Acid/Base Balance, and Fluid Compartments
Module 9: The Kidney and Renal Function
Module 10: Proteins
Module 11: Liver
Module 12: Endocrine Disorders
Required text and materials
The following materials are required for this course:
- Rosenfeld, A. J., & Dial, S. M. (2010). Clinical pathology for the veterinary
Type: Textbook: ISBN: 978-0-813-81008-9
- Valenciano, A. C., Cowell, R. L., Rizzi, T. E., & Tyler, R. D. (2014). Atlas of
canine and feline peripheral blood smears. Elsevier.
Type: Textbook: ISBN:
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 60% or higher
on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Quiz 1: Introduction to Clinical Pathology
|Assignment 1: Prepare and Stain a Blood Film
|Assignment 2: Complete a WBC Differential
|Quiz 2: Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Disorders
|Assignment 3: Complete a Mini CBC
|Quiz 3: Erythrocytes and Anemia
|Assignment 4: Complete a Platelet Estimate
|Quiz 4: Thrombocytes Hemostatic Disorders and Fluids
|Assignment 5: Complete a Full CBC
|Quiz 5: The Kidney, Proteins, Liver and Endocrine System
|Assignment 6: Complete and Review a Biochemistry Profile
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of your course.