Dr. Daniel Fletcher – CPR Training
These Quick Cup of Knowledge videos are all about giving you the tools to elevate the care you are able to provide to your patients, and this video does just that. Dr. Daniel Fletcher, a boarded criticalist and associate professor at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of the founders of the RECOVER Initiative, which created guidelines for CPR in veterinary medicine. He explains how much our knowledge about the correct way to provide CPR to animals has changed over the years and how this training can make a difference in everyday practice.
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About the Guest - Daniel Fletcher, PhD, DVM, DACVECC:
Dr. Fletcher is an emergency and critical care specialist and an associate professor at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Fletcher first received a BS in electrical engineering from Drexel University in 1989 before receiving a PhD in bioengineering from the University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley in 1994. He then went on to earn his DVM from University of California at Davis in 2002 and did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He finished his residency in emergency and critical care medicine in 2006 also at the University of Pennsylvania. Later in his career, he became one of the founders of the RECOVER Iniciative and helped develop the world's first standardized guidelines for CPR in veterinary medicine, which was published in 2012.
About the Interviewer - Natalie Marks, DVM:
Dr. Marks is the previous co-owner and current Medical Director of Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago. She grew up in rural Sterling, Illinois, and received her DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 2002 with high honors. Additionally, during veterinary school, she was awarded a position in the Cornell University Summer Leadership Program as a Summer Fellow. After graduation, Dr. Marks moved to North Atlanta for five years to practice small animal medicine at Allatoona Animal Hospital. She was the Veterinary Leadership Conference New Graduate Representative, president of the Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Society, and public relations chairperson for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Marks has interests in internal medicine, oncology, and ultrasound. She also is a firm believer in the power of the human-animal bond and finds helping families manage and care for their geriatric pets most rewarding and satisfying. She was recently awarded Petplan's 2013 Veterinarian of the Year Award. Dr. Marks also received the prestigious Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award, presented to a recent graduate who has given significant contributions and service to the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. In 2015, Dr. Marks was awarded America's Favorite Veterinarian honor from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). Dr. Marks is very active in all aspects of media, both locally and nationally. She has appeared on Good Day Chicago, WGN-Pet Central, NBC Morning News, ABC, CBS, NPR, WBBM, and many local websites. Dr. Marks was featured nationally on the Today Show and CBS Nightly News during the canine influenza epidemic of 2015 and in multiple issues of JAVMA. Additionally, Dr. Marks has been published in Veterinary Medicine magazine, DVM magazine, and was a reporter for Veterinary News Network where she completed intensive media training. In 2018, Dr. Marks became a certified Veterinary Journalist.