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Erik Fausak, AAS, BA, CVT, LVT

Erik Fausak, AAS, BA, CVT, LVT, MA, MSLIS
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  • Instructor, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Chairperson/USDA Liaison.

Classes/Labs/Rotations Taught: 

  • Veterinary Science IV.
  • Pre-Clinical Surgical Rotations.
  • Anatomy Lab.
  • Veterinary Medical Math.
  • Veterinary Medical Chemistry.
  • Radiology.
  • Laboratory Animal.

Additional Duties:

  • Journal Club Liaison.
  • Internship Board Member.
  • In-service Coordinator.
  • Student Symposium Co-Chair.


Erik attended and graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology after receiving a BA in Anthropology in 1997.  In December 2000, he began working in surgery at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital.  In 2002, Erik moved to New York City to attend graduate school and conduct research on the phylogeny of ebony langurs at the Bronx Zoo.  He then attended library school at Pratt Institute while working in surgery and critical care at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists.  Erik returned to Denver in 2010 and worked at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital until he became a faculty member at Bel-Rea in September 2010.   His current research focus is on the incorporation of the veterinary technician as a research lead in Evidence-Based Practice.  He is an active member of the Evidence-Based Veterinary Medical Association and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ charitable arm, The Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Network. Instructor since 2010.

Erik's Orcid ID: 0000-0002-0510-0153


  • Fausak, E. (Bel-R. I. of A. T. (2017). Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine: A tool for training students in information literacy and critical thinking skills. Journal of the American Association for Veterinary Technician Educators, (Spring), 11–14.

  • FAUSAK, Erik Davis; SOULES, Kirsten. Does the Use of Lidocaine in Dogs and Cats Reduce Post-Operative Tracheitis?. Veterinary Evidence, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, feb. 2017. ISSN 2396-9776. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 Apr. 2017. doi:

  • FAUSAK, Erik Davis; SPELTS, Samantha Rae; BROWN, Rebecca Lee. Can I Hang? Ideal Time to Replace Isotonic Crystalloid Intravenous Fluids and Sets to Prevent Fluid Contamination and Blood Stream Infection: a Knowledge Summary. Veterinary Evidence, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 4, nov. 2016. ISSN 2396-9776. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 Apr. 2017. doi:

  • Fausak, E. (2015). Veterinary Technician in an Evidence-Based Practice. In 7th EBVMA Symposium. EBVMA.

  • Fausak, E. (2015). THE LITERATURE SEARCH : WHERE TO BEGIN , WHAT RESOURCES DO WE HAVE? In IVECCS  Proceedings 2015. (pp. 655–658).

  • Fausak, E. (Bel-R. I. of A. T., Westerhoff, C., Spelts, S., Sleeman, M., Scritsmeier, S., Towery, L., … Cardona, N. (2016). Scrub Infection Away: an evidence-based approach to environmental disinfection and patient preparation. North American Veterinary Technician Association Journal, (June/July), 43–47. Retrieved from

  • Moberly, H. K., & Fausak, E. (2015). It’s Evidentiary, My Dear Watson: Searching for the Evidence You Need to Practice. North American Veterinary Technician Association Journal, 36–41. Retrieved from

  • Fausak, E. (2014). EBVM 2014 conference poster. Starting an evidence-based journal club for veterinary technicians - RCVS Knowledge. Retrieved April 28, 2015, from

  • Fausak, E. (2014). Utilization of Freely Available Resources to Find and Access the Evidence. In 6th EBVMA Symposium. EBVMA. Retrieved from

  • Fausak, Erik Davis. The Neonatal Coat in Trachypithecus: Actively Selected, or Ancestral Color? 2006. Print. (Master's Thesis).  Hunter College Library.

Special Interests:

  • Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine, developing strategies in information literacy and critical thinking to aid the student in the field.

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