Aimee Brooks, DVM, MS, DACVECC

Bio

I received my DVM degree from Michigan State University in 2008 and completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Wisconsin in 2009. I then worked as a small animal ER doctor at Wisconsin Veterinary Referral center until 2011, when I moved to The Ohio State University to complete a residency/masters program in small animal emergency/critical care. I joined Purdue as a clinical assistant professor and became a boarded member of ACVECC in 2014 and have been living happily in Lafayette with my husband Dave and heeler mix Mack since that time. My professional interests include clinical teaching, point of care ultrasound, vascular access, clinical toxicology, coagulation, trauma, SIRS/Sepsis, and fluid therapy, among other things (like most ECC folks, I like a little bit of everything!) With advanced notice, I am happy to speak on any small animal ECC related topic beyond the ones listed below.

Past Presentations

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
This lecture reviews preparedness and performance of basic and advanced life support in dogs and cats. For smaller groups, a lab using canine CPR models can also be included.
Common toxicities I and II
This lecture series uses clinical cases to cover approaches to common toxins encountered in small animal medicine, including ethylene glycol, rodenticides, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug overdoses, amphetamines, and grape/raisin toxicosis. This lecture series is 2 hours but could be condensed (or expanded to include other toxicoses) as needed to cover toxins of interest/decontamination techniques.
DKA and HHS
This lecture covers pathophysiology and emergent stabilization of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome
Oxygenation/Ventilation
This lecture reviews the physiology of oxygenation and ventilation, differentials for hypo/hyperventilation and hypoxemia, and discusses arterial blood gas interpretation
Triage: Approach to the trauma patient
This lecture will cover the basics of triage with an emphasis on emergent assessment and stabilization of the small animal trauma patient.

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