24-Hour Emergency & Critical Care

Katie Nash, BVSc, MS, DACVECC

Dr. Katie Nash, Emergency Service at VETMED

 


Diplomate of the American
College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Education

DVM, University of Queensland, Australia

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Queensland Veterinary Specialists, Australia
  • Residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Auburn University, AL

Clinical Interests

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Trauma
  • Respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation
  • Toxicology and envenomations

Personal Interests

Travel, camping, hiking, rock climbing

Why Did You Become a Veterinarian?

I love being able to help animals and their human families

What’s Your Favorite Animal?

Flying foxes


 

Carly Blom, DVM

Dr. Carly Blom

Education

DVM, Colorado State University
BS, Arizona State University; Barrett, the Honors College

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Interests

  • Critical Care/Emergency Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Infectious disease
  • Poisonous plants
  • Envenomations

Personal Interests

Tennis, graphic design, painting

Why Did You Become a Veterinarian?

I became a Veterinarian to make a difference in the lives of animals and the humans that love them.  I cherish the human-animal bond.  I chose Emergency Medicine because it is thrilling, challenging, and it affords me the opportunity to diagnose and treat complicated illnesses during the most critical times.

What’s Your Favorite Animal?

The Lion

 


 

Staci Brigham, DVM

Education

DVM, Oregon State University
BS, Indiana University

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego

Clinical Interests

  • Critical Care with special interest in:
    • Sepsis
    • SIRS
    • Ventilation
    • Polytrauma

Personal Interests

Long distance running (marathons, half marathons), any activity outside, spending time with my family

Why Did You Become a Veterinarian?

I became a veterinarian to fulfill my love of medicine and to help people care for their pets. Pets can offer unconditional love to a person and I want to help protect and perpetuate that relationship.

What’s Your Favorite Animal?

A beagle

 


 

Michelle Erney, VMD

Dr. Michelle Erney, Emergency Service at VETMED

Education

VMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Small Animal Rotating Internship, Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center

Clinical Interests

  • Toxicities
  • Urethral Obstruction

Personal Interests

Marathon Training, CrossFit

Why Did You Become a Veterinarian?

I became a veterinarian to understand the science behind disease processes in animals.

What’s Your Favorite Animal?

My Chocolate Labrador, Rigley


 

Brian Goff, DVM

Dr. Brian Goff, Emergency Service at VETMED

Education

DVM, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Small Animal Rotating Internship at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson

Clinical Interests

  • Polytrauma
  • Immune-mediated diseases
  • Neurological disorders

Personal Interests

Binge-watching TV series on Netflix, working towards completing a 140mi Ironman, traveling, reading, and spending time with pets Keeva and Mosby.

Why Did You Become a Veterinarian?

I became interested in being a vet because it was a chance to combine a love of animals with the problem solving of medicine. That later developed into an interest in emergency medicine while working at an ER hospital in Chicago before starting vet school. The variety in cases, pace, and clients emergency work offered was a completely new experience, and something I ended up loving. Although the variety can be challenging, this challenge and the chance to work with doctors across different specialties also makes it incredibly rewarding.

What’s Your Favorite Animal?

Koalas


 

Christina Grant, DVM

Dr. Christina Grant, Emergency Service at VETMED

Education

DVM, Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
BS, Alabama A&M

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Rotating Specialty Internship, Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson
  • Surgical Internship, Sonora Veterinary Specialists

Clinical Interests

  • Acute Trauma
  • Toxicities
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Wound Management

Personal Interests

Hiking, playing with my dogs, attending sporting and live music events

Why Did You Become a Veterinarian?

I became a veterinarian because it encompassed a lot of my interests in one field: animals, science and medicine.

What’s Your Favorite Animal?

Wild big cats: lions, African white tigers, panthers, pumas, etc.