Dr. Linklater grew up in Canada and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He completed a rotating internship in Los Angeles before moving on to residency at the Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2009. He worked at and was part owner of Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Wisconsin prior to acquisition by BluePearl. During his 20 year tenure in Wisconsin, he has served as Medical Director, Emergency Service head, Director of a certified Veterinary Trauma Center and Director of an Internship and Residency Program, where he has mentored more than 100 individuals. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and textbook chapter publications, been the senior editor of two veterinary emergency textbooks, and has hundreds of lecture and lab instruction at a multitude of national and international conferences. In his hospitals, he instituted IPASS rounding, lead the Patient Safety Initiative, developed and instituted COVID, ER Service Pause, Antibiotic Stewardship, Critical anesthesia, Blood Banking, and Sustainability guidelines. He was top-awarded veterinarian of the Bluepearl Veterinary Involvement program for three years. Recently, he has embarked on a new chapter, moving with his family to a new multispecialty hospital.
Dr. Linklater's professional interests include trauma, surgical emergencies, coagulpathies, respiratory intervention, and transfusion medicine; he is also a certified RECOVER instructor. On a personal note, he has run several marathons and half marathons, enjoys curling, outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife and their pets.
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