Sydney Hastain '18 presents at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Sydney Hastain (VASCI class of 2018) recently presented a cytology case of equine endometritis caused by Coccidioides posadasii hyphae at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP). Sydney is currently a third year veterinary student at Midwestern University in Arizona where she has found her passion for Clinical Pathology. Clinical Pathology is the branch of medicine that supports the diagnosis of disease through the laboratory analysis of body fluids and tissue samples with a special focus on the microscopic evaluation of cells. Presenting at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP) is an honor that is usually bestowed on residents and board-certified Clinical Pathologists. Sydney has also been involved in research during her veterinary education studying the association of proteinuria with dental disease in dogs and cats. Although her research is still in progress, she had the opportunity to present this as a poster at the ASVCP conference as well as the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium (NVSS). She hopes to complete a Clinical Pathology residency post-graduation with a long-term goal of teaching.

While at UMass, Sydney was incredibly active as a student leader/teaching assistant for the UMass Belted Galloway herd and as a technician at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital (VESH) in South Deerfield.