Emergency Medicine Track

Elements of Emergency Care Diagnostics

Andrew J. Rosenfeld, DVM, Diplomate ABVP

The overall goal of this 3 hour program is to help medical teams be able to implement a clinical diagnostic emergency protocol. The lecture material will focus on straightforward clinical diagnostics that will help to evaluate a patient’s stability, develop clinical diagnostic problem list that will help identify the patient’s concern, and generate treatment options.


Developing a minimal clinical database

This lecture content will focus on how to evaluate a patient initially with specific clinical diagnostics to evaluate stability, identify a problem list and implement treatment to help stabilize the emergency patient.

Utilizing Acid / Base in everyday practice

The overall goal of this program is to help medical teams be able understand acid / base analysis, its use in the diagnostic process, how to identify the cause of acidosis, and develop treatment protocols. Key factors in this program will focus on how to understand the importance of blood gas analysis in the diagnostic evaluation of the ill patient, be able to differentiate between metabolic and respiratory acidosis, develop a differential disease list for the metabolic acidosis patient, identify diagnostic and treatment protocols for the ill patient.

Advanced Diagnostics: Coagulation and FAST Scans

This lecture content will focus on evaluation of coagulation and Focused Assessment of Sonographic Trauma (FAST scan) to evaluate the potential bleeding patient. Further course material will focus on implementing coagulation screens as part of the diagnostic evaluation of the ill patient.


Emergency Medicine Tips and Tricks

Todd Duffy, DVM, DACVECC

Practice Pearls

We will review practical concepts to employ in patients experiencing common emergency conditions, as well as twists on common emergency procedures that can prove useful to improve efficiency or care and improve on patient safety.

Interesting Cases

Review real veterinary cases and discuss their diagnostic and therapeutic management.


Learn how to prioritize and manage those with acute injuries and illness. The first hour of care can greatly influence patient outcome. This lecture reviews some dos and don’ts of common presentations.


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