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IVECCS MDR 2017: Transfusion Medicine

IVECCS MDR 2017: Transfusion Medicine

IVECCS MDR 2017: Transfusion Medicine

Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, DACVECC
Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, DACVECC
on behalf of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

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Launch date: 23 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 16 Oct 2019

Reference: 186178

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Mrs Kasi Womack RVT, CHT-V (7 Feb 2019)
Very torough.
(6 Jun 2019)
A little dry but it's as good as it gets.
Thomas Mick (6 Jun 2018)
very thorough

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Pre-transfusion testing of the recipient typically includes blood typing and crossmatching, which is performed with the intention of preventing immune-mediated transfusion reactions. Although recipient screening does not guarantee RBC survival, it can help to ameliorate the risk of transfusion-related complications secondary to incompatibilities. This session will review canine, feline, and equine blood types and describe recommended pre-transfusion testing for canine, feline, and equine patients.


Course Objectives
• To understand the principles of pre-transfusion testing, as well as which tests are currently available for canine, feline, and equine patients.
• To know the options for blood typing including the difference between cards and immunochromatographic cartridges.
• To define the difference between major and minor crossmatch and understand the different methodologies including tube, gel, and immunochromatographic.
• To realize the different canine, feline, and equine blood types and current recommendations and available techniques for pre-transfusion testing of canine, feline, and equine patients.
Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, DACVECC

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Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, DACVECC
on behalf of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is a specialist in small animal emergency and critical care living in Calgary, Canada. She travels across Canada and the USA to work as a speaker, consultant, and locum. She received her DVM degree in 2004 and then completed a year-long rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University. Thereafter, she completed a 3-year small animal emergency and critical care residency at North Carolina State University. After becoming board certified in 2008, she accepted a faculty position at the Ontario Veterinary College. She was Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Guelph for five years before leaving academia to pursue other interests. Dr. Holowaychuk has been primary or co-author of more than 30 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She is also co-editor of the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking. Dr. Holowaychuk has a vested interest in the health and wellness of veterinary professionals. She is a certified yoga and meditation teacher and organizes Veterinary Wellness Workshops and Retreats for veterinary care providers. When she is not working, she enjoys practicing yoga, running, swimming, and hiking with her standard poodle named Faith.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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User Reviews (28)

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Mrs Kasi Womack RVT, CHT-V (7 Feb 2019)
Very torough.
(6 Jun 2019)
A little dry but it's as good as it gets.
Thomas Mick (6 Jun 2018)
very thorough
Aimee Daniel (5 Jul 2018)
Wonderful information!
Dr Robert Clipsham DVM, PhD (5 Apr 2019)
good course
Bill Hah (31 Aug 2018)
very well explained on tough subject.
(3 Dec 2018)
Good material and well presented
Ms Britanie Gehling (29 Apr 2018)
Very good information on blood transfusions and the testing needed to be able to perform them correctly.
(28 Mar 2019)
Very helpful info, a bit over the head as I don't use this information much in my practice, the speaker talks rather fast for most of the presentaiton, but the slides were helpful and summarized key pieces of info.
Dr Terezie Goedde-Stanberry DVM (27 Aug 2018)
Canine blood types were a little confusing when speaking of DEA 1 vs DEA .1
Ms Holly Killian CVT (26 Oct 2018)
This is an intense course with a lot of information in one hour. I only have basic knowledge of transfusion medicine so I had to go over parts of the lecture twice.
(26 Apr 2019)
Good Speaker
Dr Alan Zamarron D.V.M. (25 Mar 2019)
Interesting,but confusing. Have your knowledge of the terminology down before you start.
(24 Apr 2019)
Learned more than I ever knew about blood typing.
Dr Rory Kappesser DVM (21 Mar 2018)
Very well presented. Worth the time
Dr david thomson DVM (20 Nov 2018)
I did not think blood transfusions in dogs and cats was this complex
Dr Beth Reineke (20 Feb 2019)
Contains large amount of technical information.
Mrs Mallory Olson LVT, VTS(ECC, Nutrition) (20 Aug 2019)
A GREAT lecture! Very knowledgeable and kept me interested in the material! It's also great to have a better understanding of the techniques that we are currently using at my hospital.
Dr Emily Miller (18 Jun 2018)
Very thorough, lots of great, clinically-relevant information.
(18 Jan 2019)
very thorough but easy to follow
Dr Joyce Tang (17 Apr 2019)
Too much information for a 1hr presentation. Overall great material covered but too rush.
Jonathan Power (17 Apr 2018)
Very detailed
(16 Jan 2019)
Well laid out and informative. Great review of transfusions.
Miss Colleen Jones CVT (12 Jun 2018)
Information was very comprehensive
(10 Sep 2019)
This was a very well presented topic, however it was a bit overwhelming with the inclusion of equine, canine, etc. It would have been better over a 2 hour time period
Bilqisthi Putra (10 Sep 2018)
easy to understand
Benjamin Dick (10 Jun 2018)
Good presentation
rachael Snyder (1 Oct 2018)
Lots of good information.


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