Animal CSI: What, how, when?

6:30pm to 10.00pm, Wednesday 11 October

The Theatre

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Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Dive into the world of veterinary pathology for an evening of mystery and intrigue, including a live-streamed dissection from the Royal Veterinary College’s laboratory and hands-on experiments and activities. Please note that due to the graphic nature of dissection, this event is suggested for ages 16+.

What's On

Dive into the world of veterinary pathology for an evening of mystery and intrigue, including a live-streamed dissection from the Royal Veterinary College’s laboratory and hands-on experiments and activities. Please note that due to the graphic nature of dissection, this event is suggested for ages 16+.

What’s On!

6.30-7.10 pm AND 7.20-8.00pm

Two live streamed dissection events, with Andrew Crook MBE, Head of Anatomy Services at the RVC and Ken Smith, Professor of Companion Animal Pathology. You will see a recently deceased animal, which has died of unknown causes undergo a Post Mortem. Andrew and Ken will show how a Post Mortem examination begins the process of understanding the cause of death.

8.30-8.50pm

Dr Henny Martineau will explain the amazing world of veterinary pathology, showing how diagnostics, research and  forensic pathology work together to enhance the understanding of animal disease causes and effects.

6.30-10pm

Throughout the evening you can try out your veterinary pathology skills; using the latest digital microscopes, handling specimens, finding out about anatomy and even trying out the clothing!

Put on scrubs and meet our Post Mortem room scientists and technicians:

  • Richard Prior- identify the animal specimens from our Post Mortem Room, as seen on TV show Inside Nature’s Giants!
  • Dr Sonja Jeckel-  veterinary pathology and national surveillance
  • Dr Alwyn Jones- what can we learn from Biopsies? Use innovative Iolite digital microscopes

Learn more about diagnostics and research

  • Dr Laureen Peters and Dr Emma Holmes: What can you learn from a drop of blood?
  • Dr Camilla Benfield, lecturer in virology- find out about bats as disease reservoirs
  • Dr Tatjana Hubel- learn about bat flight dynamics
  • Dr Ulrike Maulche- Diagnosing dog diseases
  • Dr Suzanne Martin- Pet Vaccination: pathology prevention!
  • Catherine Tudor and Joanna Hindle: latest urban fox research
  • Luca Fortuna- what do we know about cancer in dogs?
  • Seth Kennard- helping farmers keep cattle healthy

Try out Animal Anatomy Art

  • Tim Pond- see an animal anatomy book in development, and try your hand at sketching!

Join us for a fun, unique evening investigating this area of veterinary science!

About the speakers

Andrew Crook is the head of the anatomy service at the Royal Veterinary College. He regularly dissects creatures of all shapes and sizes.

Henny Martineau is the Head of Veterinary Forensic Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College. She is particularly interested in how pathogens interact with their hosts at molecular, cellular and whole animal levels.

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