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Clinical Pathology 101: Magnify Your Diagnostic and Internal Medicine Skills

July 11-12, 2020 │ Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD, DABVP, DACVP and Guillermo Couto, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine and Oncology) │ Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa │ San Antonio, TX

All Veterinary Team Members Welcome


Clinical Pathology, Simplified

This comprehensive course encompasses a wide array of laboratory diagnostics with emphasis on application in a small animal private practice setting. This weekend will focus on hematology, cytology, oncology, biochemical profiles, and urinalysis. Join us for informative and interactive sessions, which will include traditional lectures, case-based presentations, and occasional bad jokes from old friends and accomplished speaking duo, Dr. Rick Alleman and Dr. Guillermo Couto.


  • interpretation of the hemogram and dot plots
  • blood smear evaluation with emphasis of clinically relevant morphological changes
  • tissue aspiration cytology of tumors, lymph nodes and other important organs and body fluids
  • evaluation of urine and urine sediment

The combined areas of expertise for the presenters include hematology, cytology, oncology, internal medicine and vector-borne diseases.  Utilize the skills you learn this weekend to begin improving the lives of canine and feline patients in your practice as soon as you return.

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  • Ten hours CE*
  • One additional hour CE if lunch and learn session offered/attended
  • Welcome packet
  • Made-to-order Breakfast Saturday/Sunday, chef-prepared lunch Saturday, refreshments, and snacks
  • Digital proceedings are provided via USB

*This program will be submitted but is not yet approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 10 CE Credits, with a maximum of 10 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician. 

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Location and Accommodations

  • Visit sunny vacation destination, San Antonio, TX! San Antonio is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Riverwalk, popular restaurants, parks, and shopping. Known for our food, San Antonio also proudly carries the title, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy!
  • Venue: Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa
    • 7610 S. New Braunfels Ave. San Antonio, TX 78235
  • Click here to reserve your room for July!
  • Early Bird Rate: $119/night (limit 20 rooms!)
    • Early Bird Deadline: May 11, 2020
  • Regular Group Rate: $129/night

The room block will close June 10, 2020, or once the block is full, whichever is first. Please reserve early to receive the best rate!

    • If you have any difficulty in booking your reservation, please contact Jennifer Perez at 210-982-4023 or jennifer.perez@hilton.com 
    • If you are unable to find a room within the room block, this does not mean the hotel is sold out! Simply search for room outside the Lone Star Veterinary Academy room block.
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Don't forget to add Guest Registrations, if you need them!

Don’t leave your friends or significant other alone all weekend! Invite them to attend the event with you. Guests with valid, paid registration are welcome to enjoy included meals, refreshments, snacks, and any included social events. Guests are also welcome to visit exhibits, but may not be permitted to enter all giveaways/contests associated with exhibits. Guests are not permitted to attend the educational program. Exceptions may be made for presentations delivered during a meal time.

*Please note, the Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel and Spa offers complimentary breakfast to all overnight guests, regardless of their conference registration status.

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July 11-12, 2020: Veterinarians$325.00
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July 11-12, 2020: Vet Techs$244.00
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July 11-12, 2020: Guest Registration$75.00
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Annual Membership Veterinarians$975.00Includes Access to All Four 2020 Conferences
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Annual Membership Vet Techs$732.00Includes Access to All Four 2020 Conferences