• Deciphering Diagnostics

    Fee: $4,450 (lodging and meals included)

    32 CE credit hours (RACE approved)

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    Do you enjoy complex cases? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the information provided by diagnostic tests? In Deciphering Diagnostics, we combine the perspectives of a clinical pathologist, radiologist and an internist to provide insights into selecting, implementing and interpreting diagnostic tests in the context of complex clinical cases. The course will use a case-based format, beginning with obtaining an effective history and physical exam, and covering hematology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, endocrine testing, cytology, thoracic and abdominal radiography, as well as ultrasound. We will use images, videos, slides and small group discussions to review diagnostic tests and solve clinical mysteries. We encourage you to send in your cases for review as well! Once you have registered, you will receive information on how to submit your cases, including diagnostics, for selection in our Puzzle Pot Pourri sessions (think “Stump the Chumps” for veterinarians). See you in May!



    After completion of this course, you will be able to:



    Matthew Winter, DVM, DACVR

    Course Leader

    Matthew Winter,

    Matthew Winter, DVM, DACVR, graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After three years of dairy, equine and small animal practice, he obtained a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. As faculty at the Iowa State University (2004-2007) and the University of Florida, Dr. Winter has a demonstrated passion for teaching and for veterinary education. He won the Gentle Doctor Award, the Superior Accomplishment Award, and numerous teaching awards for basic science and clinical instruction. From 2016-17, he served as the Executive Vice President of Veterinary Education at the North American Veterinary Community.

    He is currently Executive Vice President of US Operations for VetCT and continues to serve as Clinical Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Winter has delivered invited lectures on diagnostic imaging around the world, but feels that the NAVC Institute is one of the best venues for intensive, hands on learning.


    Mary Leissinger, DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical Pathology)
    Andrew Specht, DVM, DACVIM

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