november, 2021

22nov8:00 pm9:00 pmSnakes and Spiders – Dispelling myths and misconceptions of envenomation.VECCS x VIN Webinar

Event Details

By: Kate Hopper BVSc, PhD, DACVECC

Envenomation by a poisonous animal can be a challenging emergency case to manage and the severity of potential injury varies between regions. This presentation will review key diagnostic and management aspects of snake and spider envenomation with guidelines for rational clinical decision making.

Course Objectives:

  1. Review the main venomous snakes and spiders in North America
  2. Understand the common presenting signs of pit viper envenomation
  3. Review the key aspects to management of snake envenomation
  4. Outline how venomous spider bites could present and the management approach to these cases

Speaker Info:
Kate is a Professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of California, Davis. She graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed residencies in emergency and critical care at both the University of Melbourne and UC Davis. Kate also completed a PhD in acid base physiology at UC Davis. Her current research interests include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, clinical acid base and electrolyte disorders and mechanical ventilation. Kate is a co-editor of the textbooks Small Animal Critical Care Medicine and Small Animal Emergency Medicine.



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