Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association Inc.

Continuing Education

August 8, 2017
Critical Patient Anesthesia for General Practitioners and Approach to Common Toxicities 
Sponsored by:

Ashley J. Wiese, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA and Jayme Hoffberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC

Ashley J. Wiese, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA is the Regional Medical Director at MedVet Cincinnati, MedVet Dayton, and MedVet Lexington, as well as a board-certified Veterinary Anesthesia Specialist. She has been part of the medical team since 2012. Dr. Wiese attended The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Following her graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Wiese completed a yearlong internship in small animal medicine and surgery at MedVet Columbus and a three-year small animal anesthesia and critical care residency at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.  She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego.

After becoming a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, Dr. Wiese returned to MedVet and has become a well-known leader in veterinary anesthesiology. She has received multiple awards for her research presented at national conferences including the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (ACVA) and the Veterinary Midwest Anesthesia and Analgesia Conference. Dr. Wiese was also awarded a travel grant by the ACVA Foundation.

Dr. Wiese has authored numerous manuscripts that have been published in books and peer reviewed journals including Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, The Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Veterinary Centers of America: Anesthesia Manual, Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches.

She is also an active advocate of continued education for veterinary professionals and has lectured on various small animal anesthesiology topics including anesthesia, anesthetic monitoring, mechanical ventilation and pain management.

In addition to her interests in anesthetic management of clinical patients, Dr. Wiese has focused on investigating and developing new and improved anesthetic techniques for elective and high risk animals requiring surgery, objective monitoring methodologies, and the clinical application of mechanism based therapies for treating pain. Her research interests include the translation of basic neurobiological and pharmacokinetic principles to the treatment of clinical pain, anesthesia for animals with cardiovascular disease, and perioperative monitoring and fluid balance. When not treating patients, Dr. Wiese enjoys running, swimming, cycling, reading, and gardening.


Jayme Hoffberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC is a board-certified veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Specialist who joined the MedVet Chicago medical team in 2016.  Dr. Hoffberg attended the University of Illinois where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, graduating with High Honors.  Following her graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Hoffberg completed a yearlong internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center and a three-year residency in emergency and critical care at the Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

After becoming a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2014, Dr. Hoffberg was a clinical instructor of emergency and critical care, as well as the head of the Continuous Renal Replacement Service at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Hoffberg is the author and co-author of several bodies of written work published in several veterinary-related journals and publications, as well as the author of several chapters in veterinary education textbooks. She is also an active advocate of continued education for veterinary professionals and has lectured on various small animal emergency and critical care topics both locally and nationally.

Although Dr. Hoffberg enjoys all aspect of emergency and critical care medicine, she has particular interests in the diagnostic assessment and management of polytrauma, perioperative management of emergent and acute care of surgery patients, continuous renal replacement therapy and treatment of acute kidney failure, as well as long-term mechanical ventilation.  When not caring for her patients, Dr. Hoffberg enjoys horseback riding,  paddleboarding, exploring the city, and spending time outdoors with her dog, Daley. 

Next CE Meeting

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The Alfred William Harris Faculty-Alumni Center
(AW Faculty Alumni Club)
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75390
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Cost:
Member DVM: Free
Non-member DVM: $60
Non-DVM's: $25

A light dinner buffet is served at 7pm