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1 Careers in veterinary laboratory medicine Ken Smith Royal Veterinary College

2 Veterinary laboratory medicine Why me?

3 What is veterinary laboratory medicine? Veterinary laboratory medicine aims to apply scientific methods to the diagnosis of disease – in academic, government and commercial diagnostic and research laboratories to understand the beneficial and harmful effects of pharmaceuticals/ agrochemicals – in the pharmaceutical industry

4 What is veterinary laboratory medicine? Veterinary laboratory medicine aims to apply scientific methods to the diagnosis of disease: To establish an aetiology

5 What is veterinary laboratory medicine? Veterinary laboratory medicine aims to apply scientific methods to the diagnosis of disease: To establish an aetiology To establish a prognosis

6 What is veterinary laboratory medicine? Veterinary laboratory medicine aims to apply scientific methods to the diagnosis of disease: To establish an aetiology To establish a prognosis To monitor response to therapy

7 What is veterinary laboratory medicine? Veterinary laboratory medicine aims to apply scientific methods to the diagnosis of disease: To establish an aetiology To establish a prognosis To monitor response to therapy In industry To detect pharmacological effects or toxicological damage

8 What do veterinary laboratory scientists do? Analysis of fluid samples Blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, synovial fluid, fine needle aspirates Analysis of tissue samples Biopsy or post mortem tissues

9 What do veterinary laboratory scientists do? Analysis of fluid samples Blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, synovial fluid, fine needle aspirates Analysis of tissue samples Biopsy or post mortem tissues Working closely with veterinary surgeons, pathologists (and toxicologists in industry)

10 Specialities within veterinary laboratory medicine Haematology

11 Specialities within veterinary laboratory medicine Haematology Clinical chemistry

12 Specialities within veterinary laboratory medicine Haematology Clinical chemistry Microbiology

13 Specialities within veterinary laboratory medicine Haematology Clinical chemistry Microbiology Virology

14 Specialities within veterinary laboratory medicine Haematology Clinical chemistry Microbiology Virology Bacteriology

15 Specialities within veterinary laboratory medicine Haematology Clinical chemistry Microbiology Virology Bacteriology Parasitology

16 Specialities within veterinary laboratory medicine Haematology Clinical chemistry Microbiology Virology Bacteriology Parasitology Pathology Post mortem work

17 Specialities within veterinary laboratory medicine Haematology Clinical chemistry Microbiology Virology Bacteriology Parasitology Pathology Post mortem work Histology

18 Specialities within veterinary laboratory medicine Haematology Clinical chemistry Microbiology Virology Bacteriology Parasitology Pathology Post mortem work Histology Immunohistology

19 What does the working day involve? Preparation and examination of blood smears and other fluid samples

20 What does the working day involve? Preparation and examination of blood smears and other fluid samples Cross-matching blood samples for transfusion

21 What does the working day involve? Preparation and examination of blood smears and other fluid samples Cross-matching blood samples for transfusion Chemical analysis of blood, urine and other fluid samples

22 What does the working day involve? Preparation and examination of blood smears and other fluid samples Cross-matching blood samples for transfusion Chemical analysis of blood, urine and other fluid samples Bacterial culture, virus isolation and/or PCR for infectious disease diagnosis

23 What does the working day involve? Preparation and examination of blood smears and other fluid samples Cross-matching blood samples for transfusion Chemical analysis of blood, urine and other fluid samples Bacterial culture, virus isolation and/or PCR for infectious disease diagnosis Examination of parasitology samples (skin scrapings, faecal samples)

24 What does the working day involve? Preparation and examination of blood smears and other fluid samples Cross-matching blood samples for transfusion Chemical analysis of blood, urine and other fluid samples Bacterial culture, virus isolation and/or PCR for infectious disease diagnosis Examination of parasitology samples (skin scrapings, faecal samples) Preparation of tissue sections for histology and immunohistochemistry

25 What does the working day involve? Preparation and examination of blood smears and other fluid samples Cross-matching blood samples for transfusion Chemical analysis of blood, urine and other fluid samples Bacterial culture, virus isolation and/or PCR for infectious disease diagnosis Examination of parasitology samples (skin scrapings, faecal samples) Preparation of tissue sections for histology and immunohistochemistry Performing necropsies in industry

26 What qualifications are needed? Degree in biological science On the job training or previous experience

27 What qualifications are needed? Degree in biological science On the job training or previous experience A BSc degree enables entry at a more senior level

28 How does a career in veterinary laboratory medicine develop? Head of laboratory Laboratory scientist (BSc) Junior technician Laboratory aide BSc Graduate Veterinary Diagnostician (MRCVS) Research and development (PhD)

29 Where do veterinary laboratory scientists work?

30 In university laboratories: e.g. RVC

31 Where do veterinary laboratory scientists work? In university laboratories: e.g. RVC In government laboratories: e.g. VLA

32 Where do veterinary laboratory scientists work? In university laboratories: e.g. RVC In government laboratories: e.g. VLA In commercial laboratories: e.g. IDEXX

33 Where do veterinary laboratory scientists work? In university laboratories: e.g. RVC In government laboratories: e.g. VLA In commercial laboratories: e.g. IDEXX In pharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations: e.g. GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, AZ, Covance, HLS

34 How do I get more information? ksmith@rvc.ac.uk cscudamore@rvc.ac.uk http://www.abpi-careers.org.uk/ http://www.ibms.org/ Work experience placements

35 Any questions?


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