Speakers

VetPD

Berit Fischer

DVM, Dipl.ACVAA, CCRP, CVA


 United States   

American Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia


Dr. Fischer is a board-certified specialist in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia® who has been with Crown Veterinary Specialists since 2017. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001. After completing a large animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia in 2002, Dr. Fischer entered private equine practice where she discovered her true calling of becoming an anesthesiologist. She completed a residency in veterinary anesthesia and pain management at Cornell University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2008.

Dr. Fischer joined a specialty veterinary practice in Chicago where she was integral in establishing one of only a few successful anesthesia and pain management departments in private practice at that time. In 2013, she was invited to join the faculty at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Analgesia where she taught veterinary students and performed research before moving to the East Coast. Prior to joining Crown Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Fischer served as Head of Anesthesia and Pain Management at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Fischer currently serves on the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Board of Directors. She has written several anesthesia book chapters and lectured both nationally and internationally. Since becoming boarded, she has continued her education by becoming a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner and certified veterinary acupuncturist. She remains dedicated to promoting and teaching veterinary anesthesia and pain management to the veterinary community.

Dr. Fischer enjoys spending time outside of the hospital with her husband, two daughters, her dogs Margaret and Gizmo, and cat, Pinto Bean. She is passionate about crossfit, cooking, traveling, and being outdoors.