Tails from the Lab: A Veterinary Podcast

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Podcast by Holly Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP and Jessica Wilson-Hess, MS, CVT, VTS (SAIM)

Tails from the Lab: A Veterinary Podcast

Tails from the Lab is a storytelling podcast where two veterinary comrades entertain listeners with real cases and tall tales revolving around laboratory diagnostics. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, but the lab work is real. You can listen in the clinic on your lunch break, on your commute, or when you're hiding from your kids in the bathroom. With each episode, we hope to leave you a little smarter, a little brighter, and feeling more empowered in the lab.

Latest episodes

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15 October 2023

Snickers' Belly Full of Trouble

Snickers arrives sick at the hospital, and initial bloodwork reveals elevation of liver enzymes. Subsequent abdominal ultrasound identifies ascites, and the fluid analysis that ensues provides key diagnostic information that helps define Snickers' disease process.

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01 October 2023

Tech Talk: Effusion Analysis (Part 2)

Jessica is back with Part 2 of her ever-so-useful Tech Talk on Effusion Analysis, offering further tips and tricks to getting the most diagnostic information from your in-house fluid samples.  

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15 September 2023

Tech Talk: Effusion Analysis (Part 1)

In this tech talk, Jessica flies solo and talks about the basics of the in-house fluid analysis.  

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01 September 2023

"Mac"ximizing Diagnostics (Part 2): Effusion Confusion

Mac presented with acute abdominal pain, an irregular spleen, and possible lymphoma. Things got even more interesting with a surprise finding on the blood film review, and now an effusion is detected on abdominal ultrasound. Follow the twist and turns of Mac's case as Jessica and Holly review the diagnostics that tie it all together. (Part 2 of 2)

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01 August 2023

"Mac"ximizing Diagnostics (Part 1): Blood Cell Conundrum

Mac presents with acute abdominal pain, an irregular spleen, and possible lymphoma. Things get even more interesting with a surprise finding on the blood film review. Follow the twist and turns of Mac's case as Jessica and Holly review the diagnostics that tie it all together. (Part 1 of 2)

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01 July 2023

Viper's Key to Success

Viper, the sometimes sweet / sometimes sour 1-year-old Bengal, suffered with recurrent diarrhea for months. After numerous hospital visits, a myriad of diagnostic tests, a variety of medications, and a poor quality of life for both Viper and his mom, we finally discover Viper's key to success.

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