CVM professor and emergency care practitioner recognized at national conference

Benjamin Brainard, professor of small animal medicine and surgery and director of clinical research, was recently awarded the 2020 ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award for Advances in Coagulation.

This award is presented to the veterinarian who has made the most substantial contribution to knowledge and understanding of the unique topic selected for each award year. It is awarded in memory and honor of Dr. Jack Mara, a distinguished veterinarian and scientist who was a staunch advocate of veterinary emergency and critical care as well as postgraduate education.

Brainard has served two terms as the vice president of the ACVECC and acts as associate editor of the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Documentation of novel anticoagulant, procoagulant, and antiplatelet drugs have been the focus of his research—with a special interest in benefiting patients in need of critical care.

Brainard is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he completed concurrent residencies in Anesthesia and Analgesia and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He became board certified in both fields in 2006. Brainard is now the Edward H. Gunst Professor of Small Animal Critical Care at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

The 2020 ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award was presented at the 2020 International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS), and Dr. Brainard will be featured as a key lecturer in the 2021 ACVECC Postgraduate Review Course on “Advances in Veterinary Critical Care: Updates in Coagulation,” presented in a virtual format.

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