UF veterinary clinicians
present work at human
health meeting

Dr. Carsten Bandt

Dr. Carsten Bandt

Dr. Andre Shih

Dr. Andre Shih

Dr. Luiz Bolfer

Dr. Luiz Bolfer







Clinicians from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine were selected to present their research at a prestigious human critical care conference in January.

Dr. Carsten Bandt, a clinical assistant professor and chief of the UF Small Animal Hospital’s emergency and critical service, Dr. Andre Shih, assistant professor of anesthesiology and Dr. Luiz Bolfer, a third year resident with the emergency and critical care service, all traveled to San Francisco, California Jan. 9-13 for the 43rd annual Critical Care Congress, sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Bandt presented a lecture on a new system to analyze blood volume in pediatric medicine.Shih and Bolfer presented abstracts, with Bolfer being the only veterinary emergency and critical resident to ever have work accepted at this conference.

Shih’s abstract dealt with minimally invasive cardiac output monitoring using a thoracic bioimpedance device and Bolfer’s abstract focused on the report of a new technique using hemodialysis to treat intoxications caused by highly lipophilic drugs — substances that bind to lipids and are very difficult to remove from the body.

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