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Many variables factor in when considering results - be it blood work, microbiology or serology, just as examples. There is an old adage “Garbage in, garbage out.” When sampling is done incorrectly, results may not only be misleading, but, dangerous - even lethal - if acted on without proper consideration. From diagnostic sample collection to interpretation to treatment, the process will be reviewed both as an open discussion and as case reviews.

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  • Dr Doug Mader
    Dr Doug Mader
    MS, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Canine/Feline), Diplomate, ABVP (Reptile/Amphibian), Diplomate, ECZM (Herpetology), Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
    Dr. Mader received his DVM from the University of California, Davis in 1986. In addition, he completed a Residency in Primate and Zoo animal medicine. He is the co-owner the Marathon Veterinary Hospital, a 24 hour Emergency/referral hospital in the Conch Republic. He is the consulting veterinarian for the Monroe County Sheriff's Zoo, the Key West Aquarium, Dynasty Marine, Everglades Alligator Farm and the Theater of the Sea. Dr. Mader is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and is on the review boards of several scientific journals. He has published numerous articles in scientific and veterinary journals, national magazines, and, is the author/editor and co-editor of three textbooks on Reptile Medicine and Surgery.
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London, UK