- Emergency and critical care veterinarians undergo extensive training in life-threatening emergencies and the ongoing care of critically ill patients.
- In traumatic situations, the body’s response can lead to cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurologic changes.
- Emergency care focuses on immediate intervention and stabilization, while critical care involves ongoing monitoring and support in the ICU.
- Pet owners should consider pet insurance to help cover the costs of emergency and critical care.
- When seeking emergency care, pet owners should provide as much information as possible, including medications and medical records.
Introduction and Guest Introduction
Understanding Critical Care Veterinary Medicine
Training and Preparation for Emergency and Critical Care
The Body’s Response in Traumatic Situations
Difference Between Emergency and Critical Care
Example: Emergency and Critical Care for Toxin Ingestion
Differences Between General Practice and Emergency Care
Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care
Considerations for Scheduling Exams
Impact of COVID-19 on Emergency Care
Showing Appreciation to Emergency Care Teams
What to Bring to the Veterinary ER
The Importance of Pet Insurance for Emergency Care
Advice for Pet Owners in Emergency Situations
The New Normal in Emergency Care
Fun Fact: Copper Toxicity in Pennies
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