- Webinar recorded on Thu 16th February, 2017
- 1 hours 04 mins
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Whether to Drop the Drips: Optimising Fluid Therapy in Companion Animals by Rebecca Robinson. Fluid therapy can sometimes be a daunting topic, all too often resulting in a blanket “one rate fits all” approach. This presentation aims to give an overview of fluid therapy. After a brief summary of fluid dynamics and physiology, the commercially available fluid types will be discussed. This is followed by focusing on providing a practical and logical approach to fluid therapy in companion animals. This will hopefully provide the information to allow veterinary professionals to create individualised patient fluid plans with relative ease.
Becky graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2008. After a short spell in first opinion small animal practice, she completed a 12 month rotating internship in the Small Animal Teaching Hospital at the University of Liverpool. Upon conclusion of this internship, Becky spent a further 6 months in first opinion practice before embarking on a 3 year residency programme in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2010. She passed her European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2013 and spent the next year working as a Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. She joined the Animal Health Trust in October 2014 where she worked for two years as a senior clinician in veterinary anaesthesia. During this time she was successfully awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in recognition of her teaching experience in Higher Education. Becky joined the anaesthesia team at Davies Veterinary Specialists in November 2016. Outside of work, Becky enjoys horse riding, walking and spending time with her Border Terrier, Piper.