2019 SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award Winner Dr. Kristen Messenger

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This week we’re honored to be joined by the 2019 SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award Winner Kristen Messenger, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, DACVCP. Dr. Messenger is currently a pharmacology professor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In this high-energy conversation, Kristen shares her own journey to becoming a veterinarian, the biggest challenges her students are facing, and the ways she’s working to improve the next generation of veterinarians. From student debt to social media, this is a conversation for any Viewfinder who wants to become a veterinarian, are currently in veterinary school, or have already graduated. It’s that good!

Dr. Messenger also co-hosts a podcast for her students, and you can hear a few samples here: 

Season 1, Episode 9: 

Special guest, former veterinary student, Dr. George Shaaf visits the podcast and talks about student perspectives and anesthetic risk; we talk about special laryngeal mask airway devices (V-gels).

https://cvm.online.ncsu.edu/online/FileServer/Presentation/bb3fbd604e4e4ce0a0b28c1135ec95f91d/25e0dfd8-7366-491c-b489-e0a87076b1c8.mp3?FeedId=5acf0874e965468d9989398545ea07fb17

Season 1, Episode 10: Special guest - Registered veterinary technician, with a specialty in anesthesia, Ami Gilkey. We discuss alfaxalone, the role of technicians in veterinary anesthesia; we discuss one of our favorite cases and how we manage them - septic abdomens.
https://cvm.online.ncsu.edu/online/FileServer/Presentation/9834313028194663a4426b8ff6cad7391d/d434a8f4-b377-4ab8-82cc-ee7c6afd833b.mp3?FeedId=5acf0874e965468d9989398545ea07fb17

Episode 11: Dr. Maria Killos joins  Kristen and Kate again to talk about our favorite emergencies and how we manage them - including goats, horses, uroabdomens; GDVs; "Louie the Fang" with a hemoabdomen (Kate's favorite case); pheochromocytomas (Dr. Killos' favorite); pacemakers; and a little bit on CPR. 

https://cvm.online.ncsu.edu/online/FileServer/Presentation/961ab57e4ae543b79d6885f1173024f51d/5a46d217-3bbe-4776-8637-e344de3bf0ef.mp3?FeedId=5acf0874e965468d9989398545ea07fb17

Episode 12: Dr. Alessio Vigani (anesthesiologist and criticalist) joins the podcast and we discuss CPR at length. And yes, there is (really bad) singing involved. 

https://cvm.online.ncsu.edu/online/FileServer/Presentation/aeaf8bc301b8430d928ca7fae0ea91781d/42137aea-491c-43df-b04d-34b31b49b282.mp3?FeedId=5acf0874e965468d9989398545ea07fb17