CIVTA 20th Annual Fall Conference

Saturday, October 21 2017, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM [CST]

Bldg 5 - Student Activity Center/Trail Point, Ankeny, IA, United States


1. Select Seats

2. Review and Proceed

Non-member Early Registration Partial Approval -$75.00

This is for non-members: veterinarians, technicians, support staff and students that register before 10/17/17.

CIVTA Member Early Registration Partial Approval - $55.00

This is for CIVTA Members that register before 10/12/17

CIVTA Member registration after 10/11/17 Partial Approval -$75.00

Non-member Registration after 10/11/17 Partial Approval - $90.00

This is for non-members: veterinarians, technicians, support staff and students after 10/11/17

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Event Information

Saturday, October 21 2017, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM [CST]

About the Event

Registration Fees Include:

  • Conference Lectures
  • Course Proceeding Packet
  • Opportunities to win door prizes
  • Refreshment Breaks
  • 5 Hours of CE
  • Dinner


Andrew Burton, BVSc, DACVP

Dr. Burton graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007. He completed a rotating internship in private practice in Australia, and a specialty internship in emergency and critical care medicine at the University of California, Davis. After working in emergency medicine for many years, he completed a residency in clinical pathology in 2014, also at UC Davis, and became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists that year. He currently works as a diagnostic clinical pathologist with IDEXX laboratories in North Grafton, MA. Dr. Burton recently authored a cytology textbook: Clinical Atlas of Small Animal Cytology with Wiley publishers.  


 Conference Program Outline

  • Comprehensive CBC Review

This comprehensive review will guide participants through interpretation of all aspects of the CBC, including the erythrogram, leukogram, and thrombogram. An emphasis will be placed on making and interpreting blood smears in conjunction with CBC data.


  • Comprehensive Urinalysis Review

Urine can be a highly labile sample, and thorough in-house interpretation can increase accuracy of results. This lecture will review acquisition, processing and interpretation of urine. An emphasis will be placed on interpretation of dipstick results, and microscopic evaluation of sediment, including classification of crystals, casts and organisms, and their clinical significance.


  • Cytology in Practice

These lectures will cover all the essential skills for performing high quality cytology in clinical practice, from sample acquisition and preparation to interpretation. Common samples including skin masses, body cavity fluids, ear cytology and fecal analysis will be emphasized.



20th Annual Fall Conference Schedule

1:00 Registration

1:45 Welcome and introductions

2:00 Comprehensive CBC Review

4:00 Refreshment break & door prize drawings

4:15 Comprehensive Urinalysis Review

5:15 Dinner and door prize drawings

6:00 Cytology in Practice

8:00 Door prize drawings and adjourn





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