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Hospital Represented at International Emergency/Critical Care Conference


December 14, 2015

Dr. Karl Jandrey, Clinical Laboratory Manager Julie Burges, and third-year DVM student Joe Raleigh at the 2015 International Veterinary Emergency and

Dr. Karl Jandrey, Clinical Laboratory Manager Julie Burges, and third-year DVM student Joe Raleigh at the 2015 International Veterinary Emergency and

Over the past year, third-year veterinary student Joe Raleigh had the unique opportunity to take a major role alongside faculty clinicians in a research project that could revolutionize veterinary blood donations. Recently, Raleigh shared his research discovery with a poster presentation at the 2015 International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS) in Washington, D.C. With his faculty mentors, Drs. Karl Jandrey and Michael Kent, as well as Clinical Laboratory Manager Julie Burges, Raleigh shared the team’s discovery that found canine blood donations with gross lipemia (higher fat content) yield higher platelet concentrations than those from blood that is not lipemic.

As donations with high blood platelet concentrates are ideal, this research could indicate that something as simple as feeding dogs high-fat foods before a donation could yield better platelet results than from dogs fed non-fatty foods. The team plans to continue this research to assess function of the platelets from lipemic blood donations.

Many faculty clinicians were also present at IVECCS to lecture on various topics in emergency and critical care, including Drs. Linda Barter, Julie Dechant, Guillaume Hoareau, Kate Hopper, Jandrey, Peter Pascoe and Josh Stern. Additionally, Dr. Jandrey, in his capacity as the director of the Center for Continuing Professional Education, hosted an informational booth in the conference’s exhibition hall promoting UC Davis continuing education (CE) events and hospital activities.

IVECCS is the pre-eminent veterinary CE symposium geared specifically toward emergency and critical care providers. Nearly 2,900 veterinarians, technicians, students and practice managers attended the event. The annual state-of-the-art symposium is jointly conducted by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians. More than 430 hours of CE credits were offered by 150 speakers.
 



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