Critical Cat and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in 2023

Live 3-hour webinar 10/22/2023 11 a.m. P, 1 p.m. C, 2 p.m. E | On-Demand available 12/6/2023

Learning Objectives

  • Review basic life support (BLS) for cats.
  • Review advanced life support (ALS) for cats.
  • Review a logical approach to hypotension.
  • Review anatomic localization of dyspnea.
  • Review common thoracic traumatic injuries.
  • Be able to describe the difference in breathing pattern between obstructive and restrictive breathing patterns.
  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of abdominal compartment syndrome.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for abdominal compartment syndrome patients.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with abdominal compartment syndrome.

Presented by

Chris Byers, DVM, Criticalist, Internist
Chris Byers, DVM, Criticalist, Internist

Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ

Dr. Christopher G. Byers is a board-certified veterinary emergency & critical care and small animal internal medicine specialist, as well as a certified veterinary journalist, based in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science degree as a University Honors Scholar in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. Dr. Byers’ professional passions are mentoring and coaching veterinary students and colleagues in the areas of emergency & critical care, internal medicine, and communication skills. He works as a teleconsultant in emergency/critical care and small animal internal medicine for VetCT. Dr. Byers is the Co-Editor of the textbook, Feline Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, and has published chapters and articles in numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed medical journals. He also publishes a blog called with goals to educate pet owners and promote the triad of care.

Peer Reviews

  • Such energizing speaker! And made things I've been struggling with for years so much clearer.
  • I would go to another conference just to hear Dr. Byers present.
  • Amazing speaker; great clinically relevant info.
  • I love his entertaining lecture style and will definitely be looking for his talks at other conferences.
  • His case analysis was extremely helpful in simplifying what is a daunting presentation and topic. I will probably use his information daily in practice.

Course Curriculum

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