Panel Discussion – Controversial Topics in Equine Emergency & Critical Care (Part 2)

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Controversial Topics in Equine Emergency & Critical Care (Part 2 - Recorded 7 July 2020)


Book Part 1 (Webinar Series) & Part 2 (Panel Discussion) together and receive a discount!


Panelists:Vanessa Cook   VetMB, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC – Consultant, NV, USA
Pam Wilkins   DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM – Univ. of Illinois, IL, USA
Ben Buchanan   DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC – Brazos Valley Equine Hospital, TX, USA
Moderator:Ben Sykes   BSc, BVMS, MS,DACVIM, DECEIM, MBA, PhD – Massey University, New Zealand

The panel discussion can either be booked together with the webinar series on 'Equine Emergency & Critical Care for Advanced Practitioner' or as a stand alone offering. All three emergency and critical care specialists on the panel bring decades of experience combined with different backgrounds and specialisms to the table.  Both private and referral hospital perspectives will be covered during the debates of the following controversial discussion points:

  • How to Incorporate an ICU into your Hospital?
  • ECC on a budget
  • Zebras not Horses – Our Most Bizarre Cases
  • Treat them to death – when to stop treating colics?
  • Neonatology – Which ones not to treat
  • Usefulness & Limitations of Point of Care Devices in practice


Panel Discussion Registration Process:    Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically.

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    Pam Wilkins
    DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Emergency/Critical Care
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    Pam is a 1986 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Between 1986 and 1989 she served as the originator and clinician for the equine neonatal intensive unit at Cornell, completing a Master’s degree in equine medicine and surgery simultaneously. Pam was in private practice from 1989 until 1991, when she began residency training in large animal internal medicine at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Between 1993 and 1998, Pam completed a PhD in cardiorespiratory physiology at Cornell University. She joined the faculty at New Bolton Center in 1998 where she remained until accepting her current position at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2008.

    Pam is board certified in the specialties of Large Animal Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care and has lectured extensively throughout the US and Europe. She has authored or co-authored over 370 research manuscripts, abstracts, proceedings, book chapters and invited manuscripts and participated in the training of 70 interns, residents and graduate students. Pam's particular areas of interest are perinatology, neonatology, critical care, emergency medicine, cardiorespiratory physiology and models of markers of disease severity.

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    Ben Sykes
    BSc, BVMS, MS, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ECEIM, MBA, PhD


    European & American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Ben graduated from Murdoch University in 1997. He completed an Internship at Randwick Equine Centre in 1998 followed by a residency in Equine Internal Medicine in Virginia (USA) gaining his Diplomate Registration in Equine Internal Medicine in 2004. He then spent 7 years in Finland as Head of the Veterinary department of Equine Medicine and Surgery and was also visiting Professor in Equine Medicine and Surgery in Estonia. In 2011, Ben was awarded his European Diplomate award and he has a special interest in equine gastric ulcers, with many peered review publications to his credit. He is an Associate Professor in Equine Internal Medicine at Massey University and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in the postgraduate certificate programme.

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    Vanessa Cook
    VetMB, PhD, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery & Emergency/Critical Care
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    Dr Cook went to vet school at Cambridge University, England. She did a residency in equine surgery at the Ohio State University and a fellowship in large animal emergency and critical care at Cornell. Her interest in colic led to a PhD in gastrointestinal physiology at North Carolina State University. She then worked as an Associate Professor in large animal emergency and critical care at Michigan State University. She is board certified by ACVS and ACVECC. In her spare time she competes in triathlons and represents the USA at the World Championships.

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    Ben Buchanan
    DVM, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Emergency/Critical Care
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    Dr. Ben Buchanan grew up in Navasota, Texas. He went to Texas A&M and graduated from there with his DVM in 2001. Afterwards, he completed two residencies; Large Animal Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004 and Emergency and Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Ben is one of the very few people in the world to be board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Critical Care. Dr. Buchanan has a very unique experience in colic, respiratory disease, cardiac disease, eye conditions and sick foals. He joined BVEH Navasota in 2005, where he works alongside his father, T-Bone. He is also active in community outreach by speaking at meetings and events around the world regarding equine care.

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