114This lab introduces the student to the in-house microbiological lab bench as well as the variety of media available to work with. In order to perform microbiological veterinary tasks in a clinical setting, you must have a dedicated lab area which allows for specimen collection, processing and analysis. This lab serves as a microbiological “preamble” in terms of AVMA -CVTEA requirements while Chapters 13 and 14 will address specific recommended skills.