Panel Discussion – Diagnosing the Acute Abdomen – Ultrasound vs. Radiology

Small Animals

Panel Discussion
Date: Thu 23rd Mar 2023
Venue: Live Online Panel Discussion & On-Demand
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion - Diagnosing the Acute Abdomen – Ultrasound vs. Radiology


23  March 2PM - 5PM EST (New York)
  6PM - 9PM GMT (London)
  7PM - 10PM CET (Paris)
24 March 5AM - 8AM AEDT (Sydney)


Panelists:         Laura Cole   MA, VetMB, MVetMed, CertVPS, CertAVP (ECC), DACVECC, DECVECC, MRCVS - Royal Veterinary College, UK
                               Anthony Fischetti   DVM, MS, DACVR - Animal Medical Centre, NY, USA
                               Lorrie Gaschen   DVM, PhD,, DECVDI  - LSU and VetCT, USA

Moderator:    Tobias Schwarz   MA, Dr. med. vet., DVR, FRCVS, DECVDI, DACVR - Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, UK



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Panel Discussion Registration Process:     Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the live panel discussion in due course. The panel discussion will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series / webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

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    Anthony Fischetti
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVR

    United States

    American Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging
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    Dr. Fischetti is the Department Head of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer at Animal Medical Center (AMC). He received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Cornell University (1997, 2001), internship training at the University of Pennsylvania (2001-2002), and Residency/Master’s Degree from Ohio State University (2002-2015). He is an executive council member of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and Webmaster of the website. He is the resident director for the AMC’s Diagnostic Imaging Residency, Adjunct Professor of Radiology at Western University Veterinary College, and overseas teaching of over 50 interns, residents and students each year at AMC. Dr. Fischetti speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to veterinary radiology.

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    Laura Cole
    MA, VetMB, MVetMed, CertVPS, CertAVP (ECC), Dipl.ACVECC, Dipl.ECVECC, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
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    Laura graduated from Cambridge University in 2011 and worked in small animal practice prior to completing a rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). She finished her Emergency and Critical Care residency at the RVC in June 2019 and is now a  diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. After a short period of locum work in private practice she has re-joined the RVC and works there as a lecturer in emergency and critical care in January 2020. She has a particular interest in the use of point-of-care ultrasound in emergency and critical care and acute kidney injury. 

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    Lorrie Gaschen
    DVM, PhD,, Dipl,ECVDI

    European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
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    Lorrie Gaschen, is a tenured professor of diagnostic imaging at Louisiana State University and a teleradiologist at VetCT.  She earned her DVM from University of Florida, completed a diagnostic imaging residency at University of Bern in Switzerland, and earned her PhD in renal transplant imaging in animal models at University Medical School Utrecht, in The Netherlands. Dr. Gaschen has authored numerous articles and book chapters, mostly in the field of GI ultrasonography.

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    Tobias Schwarz
    MA, Dr. med. vet., DVR, FRCVS, Dipl.ECVDI, Dipl.ACVR

    United Kingdom

    American Specialist in Veterinary Radiology, European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
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    Dr. Schwarz studied veterinary medicine at the Humboldt and Free University of Berlin in Germany.

    He did a diagnostic imaging residency at Glasgow University Veterinary School and became a Diplomate in Diagnostic Imaging with the RCVS (DVR), ECVDI and ACVR. He has been an academic radiologist at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin-Madison and is the head of the Diagnostic Imaging Service at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies since 2009.

    In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS) in the UK. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and his particular interests are in thoracic imaging and computed tomography. On both topics he has published a comprehensive textbook.

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