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Laboratory Diagnostics for the Emergency Patient


Welcome to an online course in Laboratory Diagnostics for the Emergency Patient!

The course is aimed at veterinarians working with emergency patients who want to learn more about how to use available laboratory diagnostics effectively and accurately, to provide the best possible care for the patient. The main focus is interpretation of common available laboratory tests for use in the emergency room. What test to analyse and when, how to make sure to avoid preanalytical errors and how to interpret the results together with the clinical presentation of the patient.

The aim is to learn how to have a structured diagnostic approach to an emergency patient. Major parts will cover hematology and hemostasis, diagnostics of the renal patient, the trauma patient and how to interpret acid base disorders. 

The course is accredited for the Swedish and Norwegian Specialist in diseases of dogs and cats programmes. 

The course is given in English.



Josefine Öberg, DVM, Dipl ECVCP. Josefine graduated in 1997 and became a Swedish Specialist in diseases in dogs and cats in 2002. In 2013, she became a diplomate in clinical pathology. Josefine has worked in different large veterinary clinics and at AniCura Regiondjursjukhuset Bagarmossen in Stockholm since 2007.



After the course the participants will be able to:

  • Set up a structured diagnostic approach to an emergency patient
  • Ensure correct sampling and avoid common laboratory errors
  • Understand the hematology analyses reports and use them in a correct way
  • Interpret acid base measurements and act to correct these disorders
  • Understand the use of proteins and electrolytes in the emergency patient
  • Diagnose renal, liver, pancreatic and diabetic emergency patients



This online course in clinical pathology is set up in four modules, running during March through April 2021. Each module has their own topic and contains pre-recorded webinars, case discussions and quizzes. Each module will finish with a live interactive webinar session. During the duration of the course there will be a possibility to interact with the lecturer. The course material for each module is released two weeks prior to the live session and can be accessed in your own time but should be completed before the set dates for the live interactive webinars.

3/2/2021 10:00 AM
4/26/2021 5:00 PM