Benjamin Brainard is the Edward H. Gunst professor of small animal critical care, in the Dept. of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed dual residencies at the University of Pennsylvania and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. His research interests focus on platelet biology and thrombosis in many species, in addition to coagulation assessment and antithrombotic and antifibrinolytic drugs. Dr. Brainard serves as the director of clinical research at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.