Panel Discussion – Shock – Approaches to Diagnosis & Treatment

Small Animals

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Shock – Approaches to Diagnosis & Treatment (Recorded 17 June 2021)


Panelists:Karen HummMA, VetMB, MSc, CertVA, DACVECC, DECVECC, FHEA, MRCVS – RVC, UK
Søren Boysen   DVM, Dipl.ACVECC – University of Calgary, Canada
René Dörfelt   Dr. Med. Vet., DECVAA, DECVECC – University of Munich, Germany
Moderator:Guillaume Hoareau  PhD, DVM, DACVECC – University of Utah,USA


Shock is a commonly encountered challenge in acute care. It can be caused by a wide range of etiologies and has the potential to lead to life-threatening consequences. As part of this panel discussion established and emerging diagnostic and management strategies, their benefits and pitfalls will be discussed by a group of internationally renowned emergency & critical care specialists. The exchange will focus on the pathophysiology and clinical tools, including the use of ultrasound for diagnostic and monitoring purposes.


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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    Søren Boysen
    DVM, Dipl.ACVECC


    American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
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    Dr Boysen graduated from the Western College of Veterinary medicine (WCVM), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1996, worked in private practice for a year and then completed an internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. He spent a year as an emergency clinician in Chicago before completing a residency in small animal emergency/critical care at Tufts University in Massachusetts. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical care in 2003 and worked at the University of Montreal veterinary teaching hospital from October 2003 to December 2008.

    Dr. Søren Boysen joined UCVM in January 2009. He is a Professor in small animal emergency and critical care in the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. His clinical home is predominantly based out of Western Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Centre, although he also contributes to student teaching and case consultation at the CARE Centre. He is actively involved in both the American and European veterinary emergency and critical care societies, as well as the Veterinary trauma initiative, serving on several committees for these organizations.

    He is an internationally recognized lecturer, speaking at numerous international conferences around the world. Although he is happy to speak on any small animal emergency and critical care topic his true passion lies within emergency point of care ultrasound, perfusions, hemorrhage and shock.

    Dr. Boysen is also heavily integrated in teaching and learning within the UCVM program, teaching across all 4 years of the undergraduate program, as well as working with the interns and being a member of the Teaching Academy for the University of Calgary. He has received several teaching awards over the years for his contribution to higher education within the veterinary curriculum.

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    Guillaume Hoareau
    PhD, DVM, Dipl.ACVECC

    United States

    American & European Specialist in Emergency & Critical Care
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    Dr. Hoareau graduated from the Toulouse National Veterinary School. He is board-certified by the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He completed his residency at the University of California-Davis. He obtained a Ph.D. from the same institution in collaboration with the US Air Force. He also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in partnership with the US Air Force.

    He currently serves as an Assistant Professor with the Emergency Medicine Division at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. Dr. Hoareau is an investigator at the Nora Eccles Cardiovascular Research Training Institute. His research focuses on mitigating ischemia-reperfusion following hemorrhagic shock and cardiac arrest with a special interest in resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. His benchtop interest revolves around evaluating mitochondrial injury. Dr. Hoareau continues to care for critically ill animals in specialty hospitals in the Salt Lake City area.

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    René Dörfelt
    Dr. med. vet., Dipl.ECVAA, Dipl.ECVECC


    European Specialist in Emergency & Critical Care and Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
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    Dr. Dörfelt studied at the University of Leipzig, Germany, qualifying in 2003. After completing a dissertation on hemodialysis and an internship at the Small Animal Clinic of the Freie Universität Berlin, he worked at the Norderstedt Veterinary Clinic in Germany from 2005-2007 before undertaking a residency in anesthesia and analgesia at Vienna’s University of Veterinary Medicine. Since 2011 he has been head of the Emergency and Critical Care Service at the Medical Small Animal Clinic of Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany. In addition to being a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, Dr. Dörfelt is also Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

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    Karen Humm

    United Kingdom

    American & European Specialist in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
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    Karen graduated from Cambridge in 2001 and spent two years in small animal practice before completing an internship at Liverpool University.

    She then worked at an emergency clinic before starting a residency at the RVC in Emergency and Critical Care. She gained the American Diploma in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2008 and is now a Senior Lecturer in ECC. She is also Director of the Transfusion Medicine Service.

    Her areas of interest include transfusion medicine, acute kidney injury and veterinary teaching.

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