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Fischer, Berit, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP

Staff Doctor; Head of Anesthesia & Pain Management

Dr. Berit Fischer graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. After completion of a large animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia in 2002, she entered private equine practice in Wisconsin, where she discovered her true calling of becoming an anesthesiologist. She completed a residency in anesthesia and pain management at Cornell University and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2008. She joined Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove, Illinois and helped establish their anesthesia department before accepting an academic position at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2013. A job transfer has brought Dr. Fischer back to the east coast to join the staff at Animal Medical Center as Head of the Anesthesia and Pain Management Service

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, 2008
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, 2012

Education

  • DVM - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001
  • Internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery - University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Athens, GA, 2002
  • Residency in Anesthesia - Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Ithaca, NY, 2008

Publications

  • Green A, Pandya K, Fischer B. 1652: ELEVATED PROCALCITONIN LEVELS IN CARDIOGENIC SHOCK PATIENT ON ECMO RESOLVED WITH DECANNULATION. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec;44(12 Suppl 1):488.
  • Arcaro I, Fischer BL, Lascola KL, et al. Effect of intravenous terbutaline on heart rate, arterial pressure and blood gases in anesthetized horses breathing air. Vet Anaesth Analg (Accepted for publication Dec. 2015)
  • Fischer B and Clark-Price S. (2015) Anesthesia of the equine neonate in health and disease. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract; 31(3): 567-585.
  • Fischer B. (2015) Anesthesia techniques for the really sick patient. In ed LJ Smith, Questions and answers in small animal anesthesia, Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, pp. 87-92.
  • Fischer B. (2015) Anesthetic considerations for endocrine disease. In ed LJ Smith, Questions and answers in small animal anesthesia, Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, pp. 289-304.
  • Fischer BL, Aldridge BM, Bichi E, et al. Pharmacokinetics of oral and rectal transmucosal meloxicam spray in healthy piglets. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS); 2015 Sept. 18-22; Washington D.C.