Dr. Drobatz obtained his DVM from the University of California at Davis and his Masters of Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. He is board certified in both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine as well as the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He is Professor and Chief of the Section of Critical Care and Directory of the Emergency Service in the Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia and the Mathew J. Ryan Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine respectively. He has been awarded numerous teaching awards including the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award and the Linbach Distinguished Teaching Award. He teaches clinical emergency medicine to fourth year veterinary students and gives didactic lectures and small group teaching to first and third year veterinary students. He has edited/co-authored two small animal emergency books and a book on trauma. Additionally, he has authored or co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as over 70 book chapters.
David Holt graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 1983 and worked in private practice until 1985. He completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine between 1985 and 1986 then practiced in Australia from 1986 to 1987. He completed a residency in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine between 1987 and 1990. He is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a Dilpomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.