Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Professor of Emergency & Critical Care
Colorado State University
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
President, Critical Consults
Dr. Hackett is a Professor in the Emergency medicine section and has a particular interest in shock, trauma, respiratory and transfusion medicine. Dr. Hackett came to Colorado State University as an assistant professor after directing the emergency medicine program at the West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. Dr. Hackett has lectured on emergency medicine to veterinarians around the world including Australia and Japan, and is fortunate to work in a Teaching Hospital that includes a large general practice and so approach clinical problems very practically. Dr. Amy Butler is a board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist. Currently Amy is President of Critical Consults in Pennsylvania.
This lecture takes practitioners through a logical workup for small animal trauma patients. I stress evaluation of the Airway, Breathing, Cardiovascular system, and neurologic trauma. I give case examples for upper airway trauma, penetrating chest wounds, pulmonary contusions, broken backs, intrathoracic and abdominal trauma. Acidosis, hypothermia, dilution and other mechanisms contribute to bleeding following trauma. Using video case examples, emergency ultrasound findings and patient side bloodwork we will review the causes, implications and treatment of traumatic hemorrhage.
This lecture will provide an overview of functional hemostasis and review the coagulopathies commonly encountered in veterinary practice. We will then review the coagulation tests most commonly used in veterinary medicine while providing a framework for in-house testing of the coagulopathic patient. Finally, we will review the newest treatments available for coagulopathies (it’s more than just plasma!).
Canine and feline transfusion medicine is reviewed using case examples. I will be discussing the importance of donor screening, in-house blood typing, cross matching, blood product collection, storage, and administration. We will review Using case examples we will review the indications and risk of blood component therapies. In addition to managing blood products, we will review autotransfusion techniques and xenotransfuion.
The blocked cat is one of the most common emergency presentations, yet every practitioner seems to have their own approach to treatment. But what does the literature say? This lecture will review the most common causes of obstruction, then take a deep dive into current and ongoing research to help reduce the recurrence of obstruction.
This talk will focus on the diagnosis and management of common snake envenomations. The discussion includes regional differences, common snake species and clinical differences in management. There are new antivenom products competing for use in the treatment of crotaline (viper) snake envenomation and new forumlations in development. We will focus on the antivenoms available for use against pit vipers in North America
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