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Dr Iain Keir


Boarded in Emergency & Critical Care

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Before moving to Sydney, Dr Iain served as Medical Director of Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty (AVETS), Pittsburgh, USA. Dr Iain’s areas of research include the use of high flow nasal oxygen therapy and low flow oxygen systems, having published the first series of articles documenting the use of this therapy in veterinary patients. Another area of interest for Dr Iain is in organ dysfunction in sepsis and the role antibiotics play in limiting organ dysfunction and improving outcomes in patients with sepsis.

Dr Iain graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, in 2004 and undertook rotating and specialty (ECC) internships at the Royal Veterinary College, London and Tufts University, Boston respectively. This was followed by a residency in ECC at the Royal Veterinary College, London between 2008-2011; becoming an ACVECC diplomat in 2011 and an ECVECC diplomat in 2016.

Dr Iain is active within both Specialty colleges serving on the ACVECC exam committee and the ECVECC credentials committee and ECVECC research committee. This involvement has also included being an invited speaker at international ECC conferences (European Veterinary Emergency and Veterinary Critical Society and International Veterinary Emergency and Veterinary Critical Society) and continue to be involved in these conferences.

Growing up in Scotland, Dr Iain’s interests are no surprise! Golf, Whisky and Football (the British type). Dr Amy and Dr Iain have been married for 7 years and have adorable 2 kids who can’t wait to spend their days swimming and hanging out on the beach.


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