Dr. Søren Boysen obtained his veterinary degree in 1996 (WCVM), completed a small animal internship in 1998 (UPEI), and a residency in 2003 (Tufts University, Massachusetts) becoming a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) that same year. He is the former Chief of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Montreal, where he designed the ER and ICU services, created a residency training program, established veterinary ECC as a recognized specialty, and developed the ECC curriculum. He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada’s newest veterinary college, where he helped design and implement all 4 years of the veterinary teaching program. An active member on several ECVECC, ACVECC and VetCOT committees he continues to play a leadership role in the global promotion and education of veterinary ECC. Extensively published (more than 50 research papers and 30 book chapters), and a recipient of numerous teaching and research excellence awards, he has become an internationally recognized speaker. His research interests include hemorrhage, coagulation, perfusion and point of care ultrasound. He has a particular passion for emergency and critical care ultrasound; he published the first translational study on Focused Assessment of Sonography for Trauma (FAST) in small animals, adapted point of care ultrasound protocols for use in non-trauma patients, and is actively involved in clinical point of care ultrasound research (with Dr. Kris Gommeren). He continues to work on improving hands on training workshops targeted at improving emergency ultrasound training for non-specialist practitioners and making veterinary education free open access around the world.