Emergency & critical care group represents UF at national conference

Rachel Grabar

Rachel Grabar, a fourth-year UF veterinary student, presented a poster abstract during the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, held Sept. 6-10 in Washington, D.C.

Students, residents and faculty associated with the UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s emergency and critical care service were well-represented at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, held Sept. 6-10 in Washington, D.C.

Fourth-year UF veterinary student Rachel Grabar presented a poster abstract, mentored by Dr. Leo Londoño, a clinical assistant professor, and coauthored by Dr. Gareth Buckley, chief medical officer for the UF Small Animal Hospital and a clinical associate professor.

Residents Dr. Jenny Groover, mentored by Londoño, and Dr. Kathleen Temple, mentored by Dr. Bobbie Conner, a clinical associate professor, along with former UF veterinary student Kristina Millar, mentored by Londoño, all presented oral abstracts.

Dr. Travis Lanaux, a clinical assistant professor and ECC service chief, led a limited enrollment session on the prescription of opioids, and strategies for avoiding opioid abuse and diversion in the emergency setting. Buckley presented new evidence for the use of vasopressor drugs in CPR.

Conner, who chairs the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care’s examination committee, oversaw the preparation and administration of the test.

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