Clinical pathology is a visual-driven art, based in science. The atlas section of this website is geared to be a visual resource of all the cool cells and critters that we get to look at under the microscope. This part of the website will be in constant flux as we add new images that we hope our visitors find useful. We are striving to add more and more quick-stained images since most veterinarians in practice do not have our lovely Wright’s stain.
This atlas is organized into different sections based on the visual aspects of what we do. These are pages (and subpages) containing “albums” with individual galleries of images with simple, cell identification-based legends. Please note that the generic search tool does not search this Atlas (work in progress).
- Hematology “album”: This page has the following galleries: Artifacts (telling fact from fiction) in blood smears that can be a diagnostic challenge and blood smear features: Snapshots of different areas of a routine blood smear, e.g. feathered edge. We have also included compilations of images of normal blood of different species as well as dedicated albums to specific species, and features on RBC and WBC morphology. The Infectious agents gallery includes all things wild and wonderful that we and our colleagues have seen in blood.
- Urinalysis “album”: This album contains galleries on different crystals that we see in urine, urine artifacts that mimic real constituents, casts, cells and infectious agents.
- Electrophoresis “album”: We are pretty much done with this, but may add a few more now and then.
- Bone marrow: Non-neoplastic and neoplastic conditions, including acute leukemia.
- Cytology “album”: Lots of albums, including infectious agents and artifacts, cytology broken down by tumor type, location and organ system. Have fun.