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Wednesday, October 25th 7:00—8:00pm

Approach to the Emergency Patient in the Primary Care Setting [Virtual]

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Approach to the Emergency Patient in the Primary Care Setting [Virtual]


Ann Marie Zollo, DVM, DACVECC
Senior Veterinarian, Emergency & Critical Care
Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

Presented by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Institute for Postgraduate Education

Following this lecture you will understand:

  • Basic triage practices and why triage may be necessary in the primary care setting
  • Initial triage assessment, including review of primary and secondary survey
  • Point-of-care diagnostics and their usefulness in the initial assessment
  • Definition of the emergent versus urgent patient and how the approach to their care may differ for the primary care clinician
  • Basic stabilization of the emergency patient
  • Recognizing when patients should be referred to the Emergency Room for additional care
  • Strategies for working with the Emergency Room staff to facilitate successful patient transfer

1 Hour of FREE RACE and NYS CE Credit

Participants will be asked to complete a Google Form during the course to receive free CE credit. The form will be shared in the Zoom chat during the event. 

Please email PartnersInPractice@amcny.org with any questions.


Dr. Ann Marie Zollo

About Ann Marie Zollo, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Ann Marie Zollo, DVM, DACVECC obtained her undergraduate degree from Williams College in 2009 and her degree in veterinary medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following graduation from Cornell, Dr. Zollo completed both a general internship and emergency and critical care residency at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. Dr. Zollo achieved board certification in emergency and critical care in 2017, and has remained at the AMC as a Senior Veterinarian since completing her residency.