Continuing Education Event

Anaphylaxis in the ER: BEE Vigilant!

Our companion animals are commonly exposed to stinging insects, novel foods and other environmental allergens. This list includes allergens to which veterinary professionals can prescribe, such as medications and vaccines. Often, these exposures can result in no or mild clinical signs, such as painful stings or dermatologic hypersensitivity reactions, that can be treated on an outpatient basis. Rarely, acute anaphylaxis can occur. This systemic inflammatory condition, involving acute histamine release, can be life threatening. However, with prompt recognition and aggressive treatment, these patients can have a good prognosis. We will discuss helpful history taking, exam findings, and supportive diagnostics to aid in recognition of anaphylaxis, emphasize key emergency treatments, and outline possible complications and prognosis for these patients.

  • Speaker: Megan Nyboer, DVM
  • Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Time: 6:30PM Complimentary meal
    7:00PM Presentation begins
  • Venue: Lucky Lab Brewing Company – Multnomah Village
    7675 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219
  • RSVP: By Friday, October 19, 2018 to Lynda Nielsen at
  • CE Credit: 1 hour for veterinarians

Dr. Megan Nyboer is our Emergency Director for our new Emergency Service at Cascade Veterinary Referral Center. She has practiced as an emergency veterinarian in Oakland, California at a specialty and emergency hospital for the past 7 years. Dr Nyboer graduated from Cornell in 2009, after which she completed an emergency-focused internship in Colorado. Dr. Nyboer’s passion lies in emergency medicine, pain management, and caring for critically ill patients. However, she also enjoys surgery, cardiology, shelter medicine and feline medicine. She is also interested in veterinary pharmacology, and she strives to integrate new and useful medications into the veterinary field.