CAVE Clinical Skills Week

Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Where Clinpath and Medicine meet - Anaemia, Cytology and Kidneys - refresher and workshop (9CPD Points)

Do you struggle working up those weird unexplained anaemic patients? Can you tell if that lump contains round cells, mesenchymal cells or macrophages? Do you know all about the new tests being marketed for early detection of renal disease?

Perhaps it's time to come along to the CAVE Clinical Skills Day to refresh and refine your diagnostic skills.


Download and complete the CAVE Clinical Skills Week Registration From and return to the CAVE Office to secure your place. Forms can be submitted via fax to +61 8 9360 7283, scanned and emailed* to or posted to CAVE Office, 90 South St, Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch University, Western Australia 6150.

*Emailing credit card details is unsafe and not recommended. We are happy to call you to process payment if you would like to submit your registration form via email.

Outline for the day...

“Mine’s a flat white” – anaemia in companion animal practice

What causes non-regenerative anaemia and what are the latest advances in managing such cases? In this session we provide a refresher about the pathophysiology and causes of anaemia in animals, together with discussions around challenging cases encountered in general practice.

"What cell is that?” – cytology refresher

Cytology is a skill that we should be using every day in our practice, but so often there are cells we just don’t recognise! In this session Sue Beetson will bring cytology to life in a practical and entertaining way.

“All about kidneys” – advances in renal diagnosis

Many of our patients present with azotaemia and some of these have renal insufficiency . This session will cover all aspects of the diagnosis of kidney disease, including a review of the latest diagnostic tests available.


  1. Haematology Workshop
  2. Cytology Workshop
  3. How to collect bone marrow aspirate

This all-afternoon practical class will hone your skills in microscopy diagnosis of blood diseases, lumps and bumps, and make blood and bone marrow smears to be proud of!

Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology Presenters

Professor Peter Irwin

BVetMed, PhD, FANZCVS, MRCVS Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine

Professor Peter Irwin

Dr Sue Beetson

BSc (Hons), BVMS, PhD

Dr Sue Beetson

Dr Gabriele Rossi

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVCP

Dr Gabriele Rossi



If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the CAVE Office on +61 (08) 9360 6342 or email