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Urinalysis for the Veterinary Technician
Worcester Technical High School
1 Skyline Drive
Worcester, MA 01605

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Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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2 CEU - Performing a complete urinalysis is an essential task of a veterinary technician and consists of four main parts: gross examination of the urine, the reagent test strip, the specific gravity and microscopic examination of the urine sediment. This 2-hour wet lab will begin with proper sample procurement and handling and then spend the majority of the time on the four components of analysis. We will use feline and canine samples for microscopic evaluation with a focus on differentiating structures commonly found in urine


Betsy Hensley, CVT is the current Past President of the MVTA. She began her career in veterinary medicine at a general practice in 1990. Since then, she has had the privilege of working in some of the most progressive veterinary practices across the country. She started her teaching career in the corporate veterinary world at Ethos Veterinary Health as a founding member of their Learning and Development Department. She currently holds a DESE Vocational Teaching license in animal science and serves as the Department Head of the Animal Science department at Worcester Technical High School. In her current role she trains both Veterinary and Veterinary assistant students essential lab and technical skills at the onsite teaching hospital, Tufts at Tech. She has a passion for proper laboratory technique, continuous learning, and attends national conferences annually. She resides in Chelmsford, MA with her two legged and four legged family.