RACE APPROVED: 1.0 Hours for Vet Techs & Vets
How to Perform a Differential (RACE 1.0 hrs)
The basics of performing a differential
will be discussed including the 3 parts of a differential: RBC morphology, WBC
ID and count, and platelet estimation.
RACE Program #: 20-1117792
RACE Provider #: 50-36598
Meet the Instructor
Lori Balliet, BS, CVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
After college she worked at Quakertown Veterinary Clinic designing and developing their forage analysis lab and then at a chemical plant for a few years before taking time off to care for her two children as she and her husband Bruce moved from Pennsylvania to Michigan to Maryland to Virginia and back to Pennsylvania. In 2003 she earned her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) degree at Northampton Community College/Lehigh Carbon Community College, an accredited program.
In 2015 she became Laboratory Supervisor of both labs and later that year earned her VTS (Clinical Pathology). In 2017 she started teaching the Clinical Pathology Lab at the same college where she got her CVT.
At Quakertown Veterinary Clinic Lori and her staff are kept busy by 50+ Large and Small Animal Veterinarians that work at the clinic.
Lori is a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and the North American Veterinary Technician Association (NAVTA). She also served 9 years as president of her church in Pennsylvania and taught both the confirmation and adult classes. In her spare time Lori likes to travel, read, and cook. She has three cats Gandalf, Polgara, and Nibble. To find out more about Lori's clinical pathology journey, listen to her podcast.