december, 2021

20dec8:00 pm9:00 pmCrossmatching - Ins, Outs & ControversiesVECCS x VIN Webinar

Event Details

By: Sarah Musulin, DVM, DACVECC

Maximizing safety and efficacy is paramount when transfusing a patient.  This lecture will provide information on when and how to perform precompatibility testing.  A brief discussion of canine and feline blood types and blood typing will be followed by indications for crossmatching.  The remainder of the lecture will incorporate available literature and provide an understanding about crossmatching methods.

Course Objectives:

  1. When is blood typing indicated prior to transfusing cats and dogs?
  2. When is crossmatching indicated prior to transfusing cats and dogs?
  3. What point-of-care crossmatching tests are available and what are some of the limitations?

Speaker Info:
Sarah Musulin, DVM, DACVECC
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency & Critical Care, NC State
ER Director, Blood Bank Director, NC State


Dr. Sarah Musulin received her veterinary degree from Auburn University (2004).  She completed a small animal rotating internship at University of Florida (2005) and her residency training in Emergency and Critical Care at North Carolina State University (2010).  Dr. Musulin achieved her Diplomate status in 2010.  Dr. Musulin is a Clinical Associate Professor at NC State, the Director of Emergency Services and the Blood Bank Director.  She is a current board member and past president (2016 – 2020) of the Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine.  Dr. Musulin’s teaching and research interests are in transfusion medicine and blood banking.



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