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The evolution of in-house diagnostics from QBC® to Vetscan Imagyst®


Veterinarians share how Zoetis’ Vetscan Imagyst has improved their patient outcomes and practice efficiency by using artificial intelligence for fast and reliable results

Sponsored by Zoetis

Adam Christman, DVM, MBA: Okay, friends, let's get into it. We're going to talk about Zoetis Diagnostics and improve patient outcomes. I want to start off by discussing the importance of in-house diagnostics. Dr. Wolfe, what has this experience been like for you from where we were say, years ago to where we are now?

Shelli Wolfe, DVM, MBA: Well, you know, I started this career as a veterinary technician in 1999. And the practice still had a QBC machine. And at that time, we were doing beta testing for what's now known as the 40X. And then in veterinary school, I worked in clinical pathology around rather large machines. And when I started my first career in 2005, at a much more scaled down version of hematology and chemistry—still did a urinalysis via the dipstick—and over time now we've got the machine that reads the dipstick. We now have the SediVue to analyze the cellular debris. We have multiple rapid tests available now. We have coagulation; we have we have critical care. And then now with the Imagyst, we now have artificial intelligence to be able to run our fecal samples and our cytology's on and receive data in as little as 12 minutes to as long as two hours for send out pathology reviews.

Adam Christman, DVM, MBA: That's really neat. And Dr. Clary I'm sure it's come such a long way to where we are now in your practice, right?

Carl Clary, DVM: Yes. The QBC, I had one that was called a Reflotron, and you know, I can remember on Sunday mornings being up there doing my test by myself. And you know, you weren’t really confident in it. With the Zoetis products, I feel really confident like with the Imagyst. I love it because I've got somebody that's board-certified, backing me up on what I might be thinking versus what they really know. And it's really a game changer for my confidence and the way I practice. That's been my biggest advantage.

Shelli Wolfe, DVM, MBA: Yeah and the footprint of these has really gotten smaller as well, where space is precious in a veterinary clinic. These machines now are very small and don't take up much room in the lab as well, so...

Adam Christman, DVM, MBA: I would say space is a commodity in vet med for sure.

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