Paula Johnson, BS, DVM


Graduate of Xavier University of New Orleans: B.S. Chemistry Premed May 1990 Louisiana State University College of Veterinary medicine: DVM May 1995 Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship: Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 1995-1996 Associate Veterinarian: Animal Emergency of Lake County, emergency work, nights weekends and holidays. 1996-1998 Residency in Emergency and Critical Care: University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine 1998-2002 Clinical Instructor Emergency and Critical Care: University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine, 2002-2003 Emergency and Critical Care Clinician: Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove Illinois, 2003-2008 Clinical Assistant Professor, Section Chief of Emergency and Critical Care: Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2008-Present

Past Presentations

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Presentation of the current guidelines and recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in canine and feline patients.
Fluid Therapy in the Small Animal Patient
Presentation on fluid therapy in small animal canine and feline patients. Presentation includes discussion on physiology of fluid compartments, replacement and maintenance fluid rates, types of fluids (crystalloids, colloids, special fluids) and Case examples.
Shock: Pathophysiology and Treatment
Presentation includes a discussion on the pathophyisiology of shock and the different types. Stages of shock and treatment of the different types of shock is also covered.
Transfusion Medicine
Presentation includes discussion on blood products, transfusion administration and monitoring, transfusion complications, blood typing, crossmatching and some information on blood banking
Mechanical Ventilation
The why and how: Presentation provides an overview of mechanical ventilation, what’s most important, why and when to ventilate? Also includes caring for the ventilator patient, potential complications associated with ventilatory therapy and weaning from the ventilator.

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