Do you ever wonder what veterinarians are looking for when they obtain samples of your pet’s body fluids or tissue for analysis? The presence of disease can often only be detected through an in-depth analysis made under the microscope in the veterinary laboratory. Findings made in the laboratory can detect not only the presence, but also the level of disease that might be present in your pet. These findings are critical for your veterinarian to determine a treatment plan. On this show, Dr. Chris Lanier, a clinical pathology specialist, will discuss the important behind-the-scenes role of the clinical pathologist in veterinary medicine and how he approaches this process of discovery to aid in patient care.