• 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.

    • Highly practical
    • Updated to reflect current knowledge in this crucial area
    • Illustrated throughout

  • Foreword


    1 Triage of the emergency patient
    Andrew J. Brown and Kenneth J. Drobatz

    2 Vascular access
    Sophie Adamantos

    3 Assessment and treatment of shock
    Emily Thomas and Elise Boller

    4 Fluid therapy
    Amanda Boag and Dez Hughes

    5 Electrolyte and acid–base balance
    Amanda Boag

    6 Cardiovascular emergencies
    José Novo Matos and Nuala Summerfield

    7 General approach to respiratory distress
    Lori S. Waddell and Lesley G. King†

    8 Renal and urinary tract emergencies
    Jonathan D. Foster and Karen Humm

    9 Neurological emergencies
    Charles Vite and Evelyn Galban

    10 Ophthalmological emergencies
    Cristina Seruca and Debbie Mandell

    11 Approach to gastrointestinal emergencies
    Gareth Buckley and Elizabeth Rozanski

    12 Acute abdominal and gastrointestinal surgical emergencies
    David Holt and Gareth Buckley

    13 Haematological emergencies
    Robert Goggs and Susan G. Hackner

    14 Transfusion medicine
    Gillian Gibson and Mary Beth Callan

    15 Reproductive and paediatric emergencies
    Erica Reineke and Dan Lewis

    16 Endocrine emergencies
    Barbara J. Skelly

    17 Acute management of orthopaedic and external soft tissue injuries
    Sorrel Langley-Hobbs and Matthew Pead

    18 Dermatological emergencies
    Petra Roosje

    19 Toxicological emergencies
    Jonathan M. Babyak and Justine A. Lee

    20 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Edward Cooper and Manuel Boller

    21 Anaesthesia, sedation and analgesia of the critical patient
    Giacomo Gianotti and Paulo Steagall

    22 Nutritional support of the critical patient
    Kathryn Michel

    23 Bacterial infections in the critical patient
    Iain Keir and Dawn Merton-Boothe

    24 Imaging techniques for the critical patient
    Andrew Parry and Frances Barr

    25 Team approach to the critically ill patient – the role of the veterinary nurse
    Emily Savino and Lila Sierra

  • 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.