Emergency and Critical Care

5th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Localizing Respiratory Emergencies

Sunday, December 3
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A


A clinically oriented discussion on using breathing patterns and clinical signs to help localize the cause of respiratory distress and initiate empiric treatment in the severely dyspneic pet. Strategies to balance patient stress while instituting therapy and (eventually) diagnostics are presented.

Christine Rutter

Clinical Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University

Dr. Christine Rutter is originally from Biloxi, Mississippi and attended Mississippi State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary education. She was a general practitioner in Coral Springs, Florida before pursuing an emergency and critical care internship in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed an emergency and critical care residency at The Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, then joined a multi-specialty referral practice Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While in Pittsburgh, she served as the director of emergency medicine, the coordinator for student externships, an intern committee member, and was a founding member of a nonprofit, community-based animal blood bank. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care, a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, and the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society.


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