458. Surgery and Communication During a Pandemic: A Delicate Balance
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Maintaining surgical service is an essential component of the veterinary healthcare system. The coronavirus pandemic has led to irreversible and potentially permanent changes to the way that veterinary medicine is practiced. For some, the large uptick in pet ownership and veterinary visits was largely unexpected. This created a rapid adoption of some of the changes that were already in progress, albeit at a slower pace. This lecture will discuss the pre-operative, intraoperative, and postoperative challenges associated with practicing surgery during a state of heightened concern over a transmissible virus. The lessons learned from this experience may be applicable long after the tide from this pandemic has receded.
Dr. Courtney Campbell - Veterinary Media Correspondent | Santa Barbara, Calif.
Dr. Courtney Campbell is a veterinary surgeon, media personality, and chief creative officer of Vet Candy. He graduated in 2005 from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, after which he completed three internships and a residency training program. He became board certified in small animal surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 2019. Dr. Campbell has been recognized with the Lily Merit Award in veterinary school, the Best Clinical Presentation at the Veterinary Orthopedic Society Meeting, and most recently an Excellence in Journalism award at the Global Pet Expo. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford and being a featured lecturer for Merck Animal Health, Dr. Campbell is also a frequent guest expert on programs such as The Doctors, Home and Family, The Real, Live with Kelly, and Rachel Ray. He is a co-host of Pet Talk, a national talk show on Nat Geo Wild; host of a pet parent education series on YouTube; and host of The Dr. Courtney Show podcast on Pet Life Radio.