About the Author

Dr. Sharp is an assistant professor and specialist in small animal emergency medicine and critical care at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sharp is also the Director for the Clinical Reasoning and Small Animal Clinical Procedures courses for third-year veterinary students and is involved in the clinical instruction and mentoring of critical care residents and interns. Her primary clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, shock, polytrauma, and respiratory distress. Dr. Sharp’s research endeavors have involved identifying clinically relevant biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognostication of emergency room diseases, such as sepsis, feline asthma, and hemangiosarcoma.