Clinical Pathology for the VN

Clinical Pathology for the VN


Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5


Intermediate Level: This course is useful for those veterinary nurses with at least one year of experience. More experienced nurses will also enjoy this course if pathology is a particular area of interest or those who want to learn more about it or brush up on their skills.

Master the essentials of veterinary clinical pathology with our targeted course, tailored for veterinary nurses. Delve into the world of laboratory diagnostics, gaining knowledge of crucial lab equipment such as microscopes, refractometers, and in-house lab machines. This course not only equips you to perform a wide array of pathology procedures, including urinalysis, PCV/TP, faecal floats, blood smears, and snap tests, but also lays the foundation in haematology and biochemistry.

Emphasising the importance of quality assurance, you’ll learn to manage sample handling and storage meticulously, ensuring the accuracy of test results. Furthermore, the course includes training in setting up and assisting with various centesis procedures, cytology, histopathology, and post-mortem examinations. Elevate your competence and confidence in clinical pathology, setting a high standard for veterinary care. Enrol now to expand your clinical pathology abilities, where precision and expertise can make all the difference in animal healthcare.


The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 5 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

What topics will we cover?

  • Topic 1 – Clinical Pathology
  • Topic 2 – Basic Laboratory Equipment
  • Topic 3- Advanced Laboratory Equipment
  • Topic 4 – Haematological Tests
  • Topic 5 – Urinalysis
  • Topic 6 – Faecal Analysis
  • Topic 7 – Cytology and Histopathology
  • Topic 8 – Other in-house tests
  • Topic 9 – External Laboratory Testing
  • Topic 10 – Microbiology
  • Topic 11 – Post-Mortem Examination


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