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Dr. Raffe received his BS and DVM degrees from the University of Illinois.  Following graduation, he completed an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Auburn University, followed by a Residency in Veterinary Surgery and Bioengineering at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and a residency in Comparative Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota.   Dr. Raffe joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota and advanced to the level of Professor in Anesthesiology and Critical Care.  Following his tenure at the University of Minnesota, he worked as a preclinical research manager at Myocor Inc. developing novel biomedical devices for heart failure management.  He then accepted an appointment as Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and established the emergency and critical care service in the veterinary teaching hospital.  Later, he accepted appointment as a veterinary specialist with the Pfizer Animal Health sedation and pain management team, which later became the veterinary specialty team.  This team provided in clinic consultation and training to companion animal veterinarians.  His areas of training included anesthesia and emergency/critical care medicine.  From that team, he was recruited to be an associate Director of Outcomes Research at Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis.  Currently, he is a director at Veterinary Anesthesia and Critical Care Associates, a consulting group who provides professional educational and training services to the veterinary and biomedical industries.    Dr. Raffe holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

  Dr. Raffe is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He has authored or coauthored over 100 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and proceedings, 35 chapters in textbooks, and co-authored a textbook on emergency and critical care medicine.  He has served as a reviewer for the American Journal of Veterinary Research, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and the Compendium.  He has served as the Editor of the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. and the ACVECC and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) continuing education committees.  He is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC).   Dr. Raffe has been an invited speaker on over 250 continuing education programs.    He continues to be active in continuing education on a national and international basis. He is a recipient of the Ira M Zaslow award for exceptional service and extraordinary commitment to VECCS, ACVECC and the specialty of emergency and critical care medicine.  He has also been awarded the VECCS President's Award for extraordinary service to that organization.

Marc R. Raffe, DVM, MS, DACVA, DACVECC
Director, Veterinary Anesthesia and Critical Care Associates LLC
Affiliate Professor of Anesthesia, Colorado State University
Adjunct Professor of Emergency/Critical Care Medicine, University of Illinois