“Decide to be who you are,
and then own the consequences.”
– Dr. Erik Hofmeister
Dr. Erik Hofmeister, DVM, DACVVA, DECVAA, MA, MS, is a Professor of Veterinary Anesthesia in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist, and a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Originally from Los Angeles, he received his DVM degree from Washington State University in 2000. He did an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, California, and a Residency in Anesthesia at the University of Georgia.
He was on faculty at the University of Georgia from 2004-2016 where he was the Section Chief for Surgery and earned Masters degrees in Health Promotion and Behavior and Sport Pedagogy. Dr. Hofmeister served as the Department Chair for Surgery at Midwestern University from 2016-2019.
He joined Auburn University as a professor of anesthesia in February 2019, and is the Deputy Editor of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.
His Research Interests include Scholarship of teaching and learning, evidence-based decision making, measurement and testing, as well as a recent focus on the topic of medical errors.
His hobbies include martial arts and swing dancing.
He blogs as The Vetducator at vetducator.com.
- Dr. Hofmeister’s “How to be Successful” Series
- The White Coat Investor
- The Checklist Manifesto
- The Ideal Team Player Book
- The North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society
- TED video about medical errors
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