The Microscopic Minute 

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Have you heard of the best little veterinary conference in Texas?

I get questions all the time about what products (microscopes, books, etc) and learning opportunities (conferences, courses, etc) I recommend.  


So, each month I’ll highlight...

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Feline Progressive Histiocytosis: A Crappy Cat Disease

This is a really interesting (albeit sad) case that was shared by Dr. Lindsey Citron earlier this year (thank you for sharing, Lindsey!). 


This is a 12 y/o MC DSH cat that had a long...

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What Exactly IS a Histiocyte?

Do you know what the term histiocyte actually means? 

It can be a confusing term if you haven’t seen it broken down before. 

Histiocyte is an umbrella term that encompasses ...

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Pseudopods: Why They are a Clue in Cases of Small Cell Lymphoma

Check out the pseudopods on these small lymphocytes!

Cytoplasmic extensions, aka pseudopods or uropods, are often associated with small to intermediate cell lymphoma.


That said, they can...

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Do You Know How to Tell if a Lymphocyte is Small or Large?

Evaluating lymphoid populations is all about the proportion of small to large lymphocytes, but how do you know if a lymphocyte is small or large?

Compare it to the size of a neutrophil.

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My Path to Path; Part 1: Path to Vet School

“Dr. Walker, there’s a hit by car coming in, they’ll be here in about 10 minutes. It sounds bad.”

I stood in the corner of the room, awkwardly tugging at my ill-fitting...

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