Clinical Procedures & Pathology for the Technician

5th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Cytology: Know Your Node

Saturday, December 2
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: Royal Palm Ballroom Salon 1


This session describes normal lymph node cytology and familiar abnormal cells seen in lymph node aspirates. Emphasis is on identification of commonly seen, recognizable normal and abnormal lymph node cells.

Elaine Anthony

St. Petersburg College School of Veterinary Technology

Elaine Anthony is an Associate Professor at the St. Petersburg College School of Veterinary Technology, both on-campus and online in Florida. Elaine also works part time- relief in various area veterinary practices.

She has an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology, a Master’s in Adult Education and a certificate in Veterinary Hospital Management.

Along with Elaine’s 30+ years’ experience as a Veterinary Technician educator, she had worked with Nestle Purina for 20 years as a Nutritional Consultant, was a member of the Editorial Board for Veterinary Technician for 21 years and served on the Bayer Technician Advisory Council since it began in 2006-2013.
Since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, Elaine has been one of the original team members of Disaster Animal Response Team (DART), helping in disasters around the country a few weeks a year and is now on the Florida SART.

As a frequent speaker at national and regional educational conferences for veterinary technicians for the past 20 years, Elaine’s primary areas of expertise are clinical pathology and radiology. In 2010 Ms. Anthony was the Keynote Speaker for the Veterinary Nurse Conference in Australia. In April 2013, she lectured at the Latin American Veterinary Conference LAVC in Peru. She was a guest columnist and frequent contributor to Veterinary Technician, the journal for the veterinary technology profession. Her columns on clinical pathology were a recurring feature. Ms. Anthony co-authored; Handbook of Radiographic Positioning for Veterinary Technicians, 1st ed. (2010), as well as contributing author in teaching texts used in veterinary technology education; Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians 5th ed. (2007) , Principle and Practice of Veterinary Technology 3rd ed. (2010). Elaine was selected by as one of the top 15 Veterinary Technology Professors in the country.

Elaine is married to David, a small animal veterinarian. They have two lovely daughters, Kjersten (30) and Heidi (22) and varying furry ones.
She loves trail-running, yoga, hiking and playing violin


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Christine Shuman

Christine Shuman is a Certified Veterinary Technician and lives in Tampa, Florida. She attended the St. Petersburg College Veterinary Technician Program, and attained her certification in 2008 and has been working as a veterinary technician for over 10 years. She is now an adjunct instructor at St. Petersburg College, encouraging and guiding students entering the Veterinary Technician field. Christine teaches manual and automated testing skills for CBC, fecal parasitology, urinalysis, ear and skin cytology, lymph node aspirates, fine needle aspirates. Christine is also a Territory Partner Associate with Trupanion providing medical insurance for cats and dogs.


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