Provides 5 Medical CE Credits & 2 LEAP CE Credits
Emergency & Critical Care CE
Saturday, February 19, 2022
7:30 am – 2:10 pm

+ LEAP CE covering Domestic Animal Laws with Don Riddick, Esq.


Christine Rutter, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Christine Rutter is originally from Biloxi, Mississippi and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University. She was a general practitioner before pursuing an ECC internship in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed an ECC residency at Tufts University and worked in private specialty practice for six years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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 and a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.


7:00am – 7:30am: Check-in
7:30am – 9:10am:

  • Heatstroke: Keeping Cool When It’s Hot
    • This presentation will focus on the identification, initial management, and monitoring of heatstroke patients. Pathophysiology of heatstroke, strategies of to monitor, and ways to avoid pitfalls of care will be discussed.
  • Blown Away By Oxygen Administration
    • This presentation focuses on established and newer oxygen delivery strategies, including both strategies that can be implemented in day practice and new options available at many tertiary referral centers (high-flow oxygen therapy/high-flow nasal cannulae).

9:10am – 9:20am: Break
9:20am – 11:00am:

  • Localizing Respiratory Emergencies
    • This video-based presentation focuses on listening to and observing the breathing patterns of canine and feline patients to localize respiratory lesions. The focus of this discussion is to localize and stabilize the emergency patient in respiratory distress.
  • Tips & Trips for Medically Managing Brachycephalic Patients
    • We’ll focus on how to stabilize brachycephalic patients in respiratory distress. Ways to assess anesthetic risk and strategies to decrease the risk of aspiration in brachycephalic breeds will also be covered.

11:00am – 11:10am: Break
11:10am – 12:00pm:

  • Practical Small Animal Transfusion Medicine
    • This session will focus on when to pursue blood product transfusion and how to select the correct blood product for your patient. Blood product administration and transfusion reaction will also be covered.

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm – 2:10pm:

  • LEAP CE covering Domestic Animal Laws with Don Riddick, Esq.


South Atlanta Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
1090 Hwy 54 E, Fayetteville, GA 30214

The SAVES Center is a specialty referral and emergency practice in support of your family veterinarian. Our goal is to provide your pet with the highest quality specialty and emergency services using state-of-the-art medical equipment and the most current diagnostic and surgical techniques.


Date of RegistrationPremier MembersIndividual Members Non-Members
On or Before Feb. 4$175$295$375
After Feb. 4$175$345$425