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Tara Bellis
Dr. Tara Bellis graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007 and completed a small animal rotating internship there in 2008. She worked as an Emergency veterinary surgeon in small animal Emergency practices in South East England, before crossing the ocean and embarking on an Emergency and Critical Care residency at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York.  Dr. Bellis became a Diplomate of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care in 2015, and worked in Southern California before returning to NYC, where she now directs the ECC residency program at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Midtown Manhattan. Dr Bellis is currently a member of the ACVECC exam committee.  Her professional interests include sepsis, mechanical ventilation, and CPR.

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Marie-Claude Blais
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Corrin Boyd
Dr Boyd is a criticalist employed as Registrar in Emergency and Critical Care at The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University. He is also a PhD candidate at Murdoch University, researching the adverse effects of fluid therapy products, with a focus on synthetic colloids. He graduated from Murdoch University in 2009. He remained at Murdoch working as a staff veterinarian in the Emergency and Critical Care service, before completing an internship (2013) and residency (2014-2017) in Emergency and Critical Care. He achieved ACVECC diplomate status in 2017. He also was awarded a Graduate Diploma of Education and Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies during this training. His main research interests include shock and fluid resuscitation, especially synthetic colloids, and their adverse effects on coagulation and kidney function. He has recently published research about the effects of fluid therapy products on kidney injury biomarkers, coagulation, inflammation and the endothelial glycocalyx in Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine and Inflammation. Other interests include congenital coagulopathies, kidney injury biomarkers, extracorporeal therapies, anaphylaxis, enteropathogens, patient anxiety and sleep patterns in the ICU, use of technology in ECC and ethics in ECC.

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Laura Cole
Laura graduated from Cambridge University in 2011 and worked in small animal practice prior to completing a rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). She finished her Emergency and Critical Care residency at the RVC in June 2019 and gained the American Diploma in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care shortly after. After a period of time locuming in private practice she has re-joined the RVC as a staff clinician in veterinary emergency and critical care. She has a particular interest in the management of AKI and the role of hypertension in disease progression.


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Nuno Félix
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... Fenn
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Robert Goggs
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Julien Guillaumin
I am currently an Associate Professor in Emergency and Critical Care at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. I am also the OSU Blood Bank director. After graduating from the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Nantes, France, I pursued a small animal rotating internship at the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d’Alfort, France. After graduation, I worked in both private practice emergency settings and academia, serving as a clinical instructor in Emergency and Critical Care at the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Lyon (now VetAgroSup). I continued my advanced training in Emergency and Critical Care in the US, working at Cornell University and completed my ACVECC residency from the University of California, Davis in 2009. I have been a teacher and clinician at Ohio State University since then.

My main clinical interest is hemostasis, blood banking and blood products, immune mediated hemolytic anemia, thrombosis, including pulmonary thromboembolism and feline acute aortic thromboembolis, as well as SIRS, sepsis and MODS, including ARDS.

I am the current Chair of the ACVECC residency training committee, also serving in the ECVECC Education Committee. I am also part of OSU internship program committee, coordinator of the OSU ECC residency committee and trained over 100 interns and ECC residents. I have over 100 invited lectures and more than 50 peer-review publications and research publications.

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Vincente Herreira Bustillo
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Guillaume Hoareau
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Meredith 't Hoen
Meredith ‘t Hoen graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She then completed an internship in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Washington State University, followed by an Emergency and Critical Care residency at the University of Missouri. After becoming a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2011, Meredith ran the ECC service at a private specialty hospital in the USA until 2017.  Wishing to return to academia, Meredith joined the Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary in 2017. Upon moving to the Netherlands, Meredith was pleased to also become a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.  Meredith currently divides her clinical time between the Emergency Department and ICU.  Her nonclinical duties, which emphasize teaching, include developing e-learning modules for veterinary students and overseeing staff education and training. 

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Jo-Annie Letendre
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Efa Llwellyn
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Duana McBride
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Amy Newfield
Amy is currently employed with BluePearl Veterinary Partners as a Project Manager for Training and Team Development. After working in general practice for many years, Amy found her passion in emergency medicine.  In 2003 she became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care.  She has held several board positions in the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians & Nurses including president.  Amy is well published in over 15 subjects, is an international speaker, has received numerous awards including two speaker of the year awards and is highly involved in her community. She lives in Massachusetts with her wonderful furry kids where you can find her eating chocolate, running in the woods, competing in agility and diving in the ocean.


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Céline Pouzot-Nevoret
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Marco Perreira - Sampaio
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Ken Yagi
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