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.
Bella has an appointment for a prescription refill, but the astute doctor is concerned about some subtle physical changes and reported clinical signs, and so he recommends laboratory diagnostics to explore further. Holly and Jessica discuss this interesting case, taking listeners on Bella's unintented journey through labwork abnormalities and the ensuing diagnostic outcomes.
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.
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.
Tech Talk: Effusion Analysis (Part 1)
In this tech talk, Jessica flies solo and talks about the basics of the in-house fluid analysis.
"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)
"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)
Hungry for more!
Love these! Can’t wait for more episodes to come out!!! -DVM, 2020
I’ve been a veterinarian for 3 years, and I would be lying if I said lab work is easy to interpret. I appreciate the way Holly and Jessica explain the nuances of certain values in relation to many other factors. Very informative, and lacking the pretentious explanations many of us may have experienced at some point in our career. Really terrific information that I look forward to continue following!
I enjoy podcasts that are kind of like stories and this is like that. It starts from the beginning and you follow along like a detective trying to figure out what is wrong with the patient at hand.