VECCS Spring

March 23-26, 2023

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Spring Symposium Speakers

Corrin Boyd BSc, BVMS(Hons), GradDipEd, MVetClinStud, MANZCVS, DACVECC

Corrin is a Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care at The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University. His main interests include shock and fluid resuscitation, especially synthetic colloids and their adverse effects on coagulation and kidney function. He has recently published research about the effects of fluid therapy on kidney injury biomarkers, coagulation, inflammation and the endothelial glycocalyx. Other interests include coagulation, kidney injury biomarkers, anaphylaxis, enteropathogens, patient anxiety and sleep patterns in the ICU.

Kate Hopper DVM, PhD, DACVECC

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.

Elke Rudloff DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Rudloff is a 1991 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She achieved specialty board certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 1995. She is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture, and is a certified RECOVER CPR and Pet Rescuer instructor. She has served as the IVECCS Program Coordinator since 1998. Her professional interests include fluid therapy, pain management and trauma management.

Steven Epstein DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Steven Epstein attended University of California at Davis for his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  He then went on to complete an internship in anesthesiology at Kansas State University and then completed a three-year residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at UC Davis.  Dr. Epstein is now Professor of Clinical Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. His research interests include CPR, diagnostic testing in the emergency room, and antimicrobial resistance patterns.