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Dez Hughes, BVSc, DACVECC
Dr. Hughes went to vet school in Liverpool. That done, he sped off to the University of Pennsylvania, in Philly where he did his internship and ECC residency. He was ACVECC board certified in 1994 then worked in Penn's Emergency Service for the next seven years. In 2001 he returned to set up the ECC service at the Royal Veterinary College where he also looked after their small animal internship and ECC residency programs. In 2007 he moved to Australia for three years where he worked as an ECC consultant and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Massey University, NZ teaching an online course in Emergency and Critical Care. In 2011 he took up his current job as head of the ECC section at the University of Melbourne and recently became Associate Dean for eLearning.

Sarah Haldane, BVSc, DACVECC
Dr. Haldane hails from the land of Oz, otherwise known variously as Down Under or the Lucky Country.  She graduated from the University of Melbourne and after spending a year playing with all creatures great and small she wandered into an Emergency Centre one day and never made it out again.  Sarah has worked in emergency and critical care referral practice for the last fifteen years, both in private practice and university hospitals.  She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and has also been President of the Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care chapter of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Sarah is currently teaching emergency medicine from Massey University.  Her clinical interests include pain recognition and management, clinical pharmacology and toxicology.

Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Dr. Johnson received his veterinary degree from Washington State University in 1996 and obtained board certification in the specialty of emergency medicine and critical care in 2003. He completed a residency program in Portland, Oregon prior to becoming an emergency specialist. He is currently a clinical assistant professor at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and a consultant and editor for the Veterinary Information Network, an online community of over 45,000 veterinarians. He has lectured for several international veterinary conferences and is an active blogger, writer and non-exerciser. He is the recipient of the 2010 Small Animal Speaker of the Year award from the Western Veterinary Conference.

Adjunct Speakers:

Dennis Burkett, VMD, DACVECC, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Elke Rudloff, DVM, DACVECC

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