Emergency care is one of the most important areas of veterinary medicine. Building on the success of the previous editions, the international team of editors and authors have reviewed and updated the manual so that it reflects the continued growth in knowledge and understanding in this crucial area while remaining a highly practical resource.
The introductory chapters, covering areas such as triage, catheterization and the assessment of shock and dyspnoea, sit alongside chapters that cover system specific emergencies, ranging from cardiac arrhythmias to uterine prolapse, and from corneal ulceration to fractures and luxations. The text is fully illustrated throughout.
Lesley G. King, MVB, DipACVECC, DipACVIM, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin in 1986. Following a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, she remained on staff in the Intensive Care Unit as a Professor of Critical Care and Director of the Intensive Care Unit. Lesley was a founding Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Medicine, and also served as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
Amanda Boag, MA, VetMB, DipECVECC, DipACVECC, DipACVIM, FHEA, MRCVS, graduated from Cambridge University. She undertook further clinical training at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the University of Pennsylvania and is Board certified in both internal medicine and emergency and critical (ECC) care. She was a lecturer in ECC at the RVC from 2003–2008, until she took up the post of Clinical Director at Vets Now where she has responsibility for clinical and professional standards across 55 emergency clinics and three 24-hour hospitals. Amanda is the Founding President of the European College of Veterinary ECC, is an elected RCVS Council member and is currently Vice President of the RCVS.
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