ECC-3: Approach to the Sick Diabetic

Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand Veterinarians, Veterinary Techs, Veterinary Staff 1.0

This is the Third Course in the Emergency and Critical Care Program!

Course Description:

This course consists of a 50 minute review of the small animal diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) patient. It will be focused on the most efficient diagnostics, monitoring techniques, and treatments available with the goal of maximizing the survival of these patients. We will discuss important pathophysiological concepts, but the main goal is to help clinicians improve the outcome of these patients who present with this emergency condition. Furthermore, we will discuss how important it is to recognize when to refer or when to treat in situations when limited facilities may be available. Management of DKA patients can be very stressful, but this course will make those who encounter this disease feel more confident and secure when making clinical decisions about these patients. 

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Dr. Cristian Martinez Alvarez
Cristian Martinez Alvarez, DVM
Emergency and Critical Care Intern
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Dr. Linda Martin
Supporting Faculty Member
Linda Martin, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
  1. Dr. Cristian Martinez Alvarez graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2017. After acquiring experience in Spain at a small animal referrel hospital, he moved to the United Kingdom where he worked in a first opinion practice. He continued his professional development, completing a small animal rotating internship in England. Dr. Martinez decided to continue his career in Emergency and Critical Care, and with that purpose he moved to the United States where he is working in a two year Emergency and Critical Care internship at the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
  2. Dr. Linda Martin is an Associate Professor at Washington State University (WSU) and established the Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Service in 2013. She is a graduate of Colorado State University, where she also completed her residency. She was in private practice at an emergency and multispecialty hospital in Denver, CO and was also a faculty member at Auburn University before coming to WSU. She has served as a member of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Board of Regents and is currently the President of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.She has authored over 100 publications (including journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and abstracts) and has lectured extensively at international, national, and regional meetings.  Her research interests include the role of critical illness on the pituitary-adrenal axis, fluid therapy, and electrolyte disorders.

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