Managing emergency and critical care situations is a daily challenge for veterinary practitioners caring for small animals. The appropriate treatment must be undertaken as quickly as possible and the most life-threatening problem tackled first. This second edition of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicineprovides more than 200 new randomly organized cases in the form of integrated questions, illustrations, and detailed explanatory answers. The concise, simulation-oriented format helps readers test their skills in emergency situations and gain practice making rapid decisions about diagnosis and treatment plans. The book covers all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine where a coordinated team approach to patient care is needed. It is an essential reference for newly qualified veterinary practitioners, technicians, nurses, students, and examination candidates.
"By now, vets and vet students are familiar with the Learn Revise Reinforce series of books. They are a popular CPD tool in many practices, but also an excellent way to revise before the finals. This is the second edition on ICU, and the cases read like a novel. Stabbed dog, road traffic accident (RTA), bee sting, Cuterebra larva in the eye, or TASER hit Pitbull, to name only a few, will certainly challenge your brain and check your emergency response knowledge."
—Vets Now: Book Review, October 2015
"…provides over 200 new real live case scenarios, any one of which you could be called on to deal with in daily clinical work…"
—Krista Arnold, Dr. Med. Vet., MRCVS, in the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice
"This is a useful learning and self-assessment book presented in an unusual and enjoyable question-answer format. The book provides valuable and practical training using a scenario-based presentation, which maximizes its clinical relevance and effectiveness."
—Marcella D. Ridgway, VMD, MS, DACVIM, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine for Doody's Review Service
"The authors have amassed corresponding photographs and diagnostic images for almost every case, a great feat that adds a sense of realism to the book…the format of this book facilitates its use for self-assessment or group learning, and this is a great workbook for emergency and critical care clinicians and technicians and residents studying for the board examination."
—Jennifer Waldrop, DVM, DACVECC, in JAVMA
Broad Classification of Cases
First aid and transport
Fluids and electrolytes
Rule of 20