This webinar will introduce dialysis and the other extracorporeal therapies (ECT) available to treat common poisonings and overdoses in dogs and cats. Dr. Armi Pigott will review toxin-associated indications for hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, hemofiltration, and therapeutic plasma exchange. Attendees will also leave with information on how to find a referral center that provides these services.
Basic knowledge of how dialysis, hemoperfusion, hemofiltration, and therapeutic plasma exchange remove toxins from the body
Familiarity with common drugs and toxins that can be removed from the body using these treatments
Understanding of which patients should be considered candidates for ECT treatment for toxicity
Veterinarians and veterinary technicians
The live webinar and post-webinar online course are RACE-approved and good for one hour of free CE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Courses meet the requirements of RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval.
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Dr. Pigott was born in Pretoria, South Africa, and grew up in South Texas. He completed his veterinary degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA; rotating internship at Pet Emergency Clinics in Ventura, CA; and Emergency and Critical Care residency at Animal Emergency Center (now Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists) in Milwaukee, WI. Professional interests include emergency resuscitation, extracorporeal therapies, and trauma/wound management. He is passionate about teaching. He is a certified RECOVER CPR instructor, chairs the IVECCS Resident Focus program, and currently works as a Criticalist and training program supervisor at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Milwaukee, WI. In his spare time, he watches rugby and enjoys the great outdoors with his wife Carol, three noisy beagles (Sam, Penny, and Howie), and Labrador retriever Madeline