Clinical Pathology

5th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Review of Coagulation Cascade and Tests

Friday, December 1
3:20 PM - 4:10 PM
Location: Royal Palm Ballroom Salon 8

Veterinarian Technician

The clotting cascade will be reviewed from two perspectives: the classic cascade model and the cell-based model. Common hemostatic tests will be reviewed, including PT, PTT, ACT, FDP, D-dimer, and thromboelastography with a case correlate.

Heather Wamsley

Veterinary Clinical Pathologist
ANTECH Diagnostics

Dr. Wamsley completed her DVM at the University of Wisconsin in 2000 and did a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center NYC. She then completed a residency in clinical pathology and PhD in molecular biology of infectious disease at the University of Florida. Dr. Wamsley is board-certified in veterinary clinical pathology with 17 years’ experience in hematology, marrow evaluation, clinical biochemistry, urinalysis, cytology, and pathology. She worked at University of Florida for 13 years and received numerous college level and national teaching awards. She is active in continuing education and currently a clinical pathologist for Antech Diagnostics. Dr. Wamsley has published 11 book chapters in areas of urinalysis, clinical pathology as it relates to neurology, and other topics. Her research publications are in the areas of vector-borne diseases, in situ diagnostics, and preclinical studies of medications for human and veterinary diseases. Dr. Wamsley also has public social media pages and blogs about clinical pathology and YouTube lectures on urinalysis and other topics.


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