The Microscopic Minute 

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Tip for Aspirating Large Masses

It’s tempting to just aim for the center of masses when sampling, but it’s a good idea to sample multiple different areas in case the center is all necrotic material. This is especially...

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This is What Cushings Livers Look Like Cytologically

Ahhh, the Cushings liver

This case fits in a nice little box tied up with a Cushings bow.

A 14 year old Yorkie presented with PU/PD. His liver was heterogenous and enlarged on abdominal ultrasound,...

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Here is Your $10 Word for the Week: Myelophthisis


This feels like one of the hardest words to say to me. It’s the random “h” thrown in there that gets me.

Have you heard of myelophthisis before? It’s most...

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A Case that Shows Why Blood Smears are so Important

This case is a great example of why blood smears are IMPORTANT!

This was a blood smear from a cat with a completely normal CBC. No cytopenias, no lymphocytosis. But lurking under the microscope...

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Path Chats with Dr. Danny Heinrich

In this edition of Path Chats, I sit down with my good friend and fellow clinical pathologist, Dr. Daniel Heinrich. Dr. Heinrich is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota College of...

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A Spin on Leukemia- Equine Style 🐎

Interesting case alert!

When this blood smear came across my scope, the first thing I thought was, come on now, stop horsin’ around!!

Ok that’s a really bad pun, but still. This was a...

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