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This case-based quiz reviews von Willebrand factor (vWF), including synthesis and function of vWF and the diagnosis and treatment of von Willebrand disease (vWD), as well as the role vWF plays in hemostasis.

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Amanda Cavanagh

DVM, DACVECC Colorado State University

Amanda Cavanagh, DVM, DACVECC, is clinical faculty instructor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from Auburn University and acquired ACVECC board certification after completing a residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Cavanagh has a special interest in traumatology, extracorporeal therapies, and fluid resuscitation.

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