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CBC Basics for Veterinary Technicians – CANCELLED

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education
From: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This workshop will offer 4 hours of CE credit and be offered live via ZOOM*

*Due to low registration, this workshop has been cancelled. We will try to include these topics in future offerings.

Event Information

Registration Fee : $99




Office of Continuing Education
Phone Number: (706) 542-1451
Email: cheryls@uga.edu

Event Agenda


Start Time
End Time
1:20 pm 1:30 pm
Cheryl Kennedy
1:30 pm 2:20 pm
The Automated CBC from a veterinary technician's perspective – What do each of those numbers mean?
Barbie Papajeski
  • Total cell counts
  • Indices
  • Scatterplots and histograms
  • Verification tests
    • PCV
    • Manual total cell counts
    • Slide review
2:20 pm 4:00 pm
Microscopic Review of Blood Cells – Is it a platelet, red blood cell, white blood cell, or something else?
Barbie Papajeski
  • Morphology review
    • Typical cells
    • Various RBC types
    • Toxic neutrophils and atypical WBC morphology
    • Platelet morphology
  • Inclusions
  • Other structures
4:00 pm 4:10 pm
4:10 pm 5:00 pm
What have I learned? – Interactive Identification
Barbie Papajeski
  • RBCs
  • WBCs
  • Platelets
  • Parasites
  • Inclusions


  • Barbie M. Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)

    Barbie Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology) teaches clinical pathology and laboratory animal courses in the veterinary technology program at Murray State University where she has been employed for 25 years.  In 2020 she received the Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award.  Prior to full-time teaching, she worked in the clinical pathology department of Breathitt Veterinary Center. She served on the organizing committee of AVCPT and currently serves as secretary. She coordinates and co-chairs CE meetings as the secretary of KVTA.  In addition to her instruction for Murray State, she offers continuing education in clinical pathology related topics to veterinary technicians through in-person and online CE opportunities.  She resides in Western Kentucky, near LBL where she loves to hike with her faithful canine companion, Daphne, a lab/shepherd mix.  Occasionally her two teenage sons and husband join her on these treks.  She shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and an assortment of rabbits, fish, chickens, ducks, and other farm birds.