Fire-Related Injury, Smoke Inhalation, and Burn Injury

Meeting Date (All Meetings start at 7:30 PM): 
Virginia Frauenthal, DVM, DACVECC

Topic: Fire-Related Injury, Smoke Inhalation, and Burn Injury

Wildfires are increasing in both incidence and severity in the last few years and this trend is unfortunately expected to continue. It is therefore relevant for any veterinarian to be prepared for injuries caused to animals by fire and the resultant smoke. This lecture will focus on pathophysiology and treatment of smoke inhalation and burn injuries including recent knowledge gained from the local Thomas Fire and the more recent catastrophic fire in Paradise, California.

Speaker: Virginia Frauenthal, DVM, DACVECC Emergency/Critical Care

Dr. Frauenthal leads the team of doctors at VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital and is board-certified in the specialty of Emergency and Critical Care. She was raised in San Clemente, CA. She received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from UC Davis in 2005 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2009. Dr. Frauenthal then continued her education with a rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, the largest private practice in Canada located in downtown Toronto. She then gained experience as an emergency veterinarian at VCA West Coast before completing a 3-year residency program in emergency and critical care in 2015.

Dr. Frauenthal's professional interests include toxicology, traumatology, electrolyte and acid/base disorders, management of patients with Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome and Sepsis/Septic Shock. In 2017, she published the only article detailing the recognition and treatment of serious injuries secondary to coyote attack in dogs.

Dr. Frauenthal's other love in life is her music. She is an accomplished opera singer and enjoys performing whenever her schedule permits. She is currently a first soprano in the local all-female acapella group the Santa Barbara Soundwaves. In addition to singing, she fills her spare time with outdoor activities, international travel, viticulture and enology and cooking with and for loved ones. Her life is enhanced with the antics of her two rescue 'gremlins' Chaz and Charlette.


This meeting will be held on THURSDAY OCTOBER 10. Please sign up by TUESDAY OCTOBER 8 at NOON, to get the meal option of your choice. Signups after Tuesday will not be taken online. Any RSVPs after Tuesday or any questions or changes can be made by contacting Dr Georgina Sullos at gsullosdvm [at] hotmail [dot] com. Please RSVP and add your meal choice through the website as allows, as it links directly to your account and CE certificate, and it is one less step for your board to do manually. Thank you for your understanding.

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NEW Meal Options:
All meals include a garden salad, bread pudding with a caramel sauce, and tea/coffee.
Meal #1: (CHICKEN) - GRILLED CHICKEN with arugula creams sauce, oven roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Meal #2: (FISH) - GRILLED ATLANTIC SALMON with a lemon lavender basil sauce, served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Meal #3: NO MEAL 3
Meal #4: (VEGGIE) - WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI with a Brandy Cream Sauce

Meetings held at Tutti's Off Main