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Rational Approach to Antimicrobial Therapy
November 20, 2017, 8pm ET: Armi Pigott, DVM, DACVECC

Session Info: This presentation will use real case examples to explore several topics related to antimicrobial therapy including: strategies to reduce the development of antimicrobial resistance,developing hospital-specific empiric antimicrobial algorithms, indications for escalation and de-escalation of antimicrobial therapy, clinical use of antimicrobial susceptibility test results.

Speaker Info: Originally from South Texas, Dr. Pigott holds a degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and DVM from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a rotating internship in Southern California followed by Emergency and Critical Care residency at Animal Emergency Center/Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Milwaukee, WI. After a short stint practicing in California he returned to Milwaukee where he is currently a Criticalist and Clinical Instructor for Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists. He spends his spare time filling craters dug in the yard by his 3 beagles and losing fishing tackle in the lake.


On the Frontline!
December 18, 2017, 8pm ET: Elke Rudloff, DVM, DACVECC and Elizabeth Rozanski, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Session Info: Two emergency and critical care specialists bring their best and/or worst cases to you! What do they do? What would they do? What would YOU do? This webinar will highlight some of the paradigms in emergency and critical care that are shifting how we approach patient care On The Frontlines.

Speaker Info: Dr. Rudloff is a 1991 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency training at the Animal Emergency Center and achieved board certification in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 1995. She has mentored 27 ACVECC Diplomates and is currently a clinical instructor at the Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Glendale, Wisconsin. She serves as the IVECCS Program Coordinator. She is the 2008 recipient of the Ira Zaslow Award for distinguished service in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care and is an internationally recognized educator in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care. Her special interests include fluid resuscitation, emergency surgery, and trauma management, topics on which she has published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She is available at

Dr. Rozanski is a 1992 graduate of University of Illinois. She did her residency at University of Pennsylvania following internship at the University of Minnesota. She has worked at Tufts University for 20 years in the ECC department. She is available at


VECCS members who are currently VIN/VSPN members may use their VIN/VSPN username and password to access the webinar at

VECCS members who are not members of VIN/VSPN do not need to be members of VIN/VSPN to participate. If  you have not previously set up a username and password for a prior VECCS webinar or a VIN hosted content or proceeding please contact by close of business on the Friday before the webinar. In that email please include your full name and contact information should we have questions or a need to technically support your attendance in the webinar.

If you have a username and password and are still unable to access at please email for support, including in that email what error message your receive.

Please follow the steps below to view past VECCS/VIN webinars (members only):
1.    Login to VECCS Member’s Only home page
2.    Click on “View Webinars” in the Webinars drop down list on the top navigation
3.    To view past webinars, click “LIBRARY”