VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Associate Editor

Roger Gfeller

In fond memory:
The VIN Community will miss Roger Gfeller's contributions.

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC)


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, 1973

In fond memory:
The VIN community will be forever grateful for Roger's friendship, mentorship, collegiality, leadership, insights and humor. We miss you, Roger, and we dedicate the Emergency Medicine folder to you.

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care(ACVECC)


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Kansas State University, 1973

Current Professional Activities

  • Chief of Staff at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in San Leandro, CA
  • Consultant - VIN
  • AAHA/ICP - feline - critical care program
  • Consult/evaluate other emergency practices on sporadic basis

Speaker Interests

  • Shock, sepsis, SIRS/MODS, fluid therapy, trauma, hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers, GDV, CPCR, hemoabdomen, toxicology, setting up an emergency room, emergency surgical procedures, critical care monitoring including pulse oximetry, capnography, blood gasses and closed head injury.

Past Professional Activities

  • President-Elect of VECCS 1996-98, President 1998-2000, Immediate-Past President 2000-2002
  • Chief of Staff - Veterinary Emergency Service, Inc., Fresno, CA
  • Recorder, VECCS - two terms

Marital Status

  • HAPPILY married to Margie


  • Hayley
  • Cristin
  • Heath
  • Scott


  • Sophie, FS mixed poodlish-type dog
  • Claire, FS Sheltie
  • Phyllis, FS DSH
  • Skyler, MN DSH


  • Golf - every chance I get.

Favorite Quote

"I'll have it done by Thursday."

What I Like Most About VIN

This is just like being in a big family - one where we can argue about politics AND religion and nobody gets mad. There is no other place on earth with the access to the kind of information we have here - the most current information.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .