Veterinary Emergency Care and Critical Manual, 3rd Edition


An “expert-by-your-side” essential reference that covers virtually all emergency and critical care situations faced by your veterinary team. This comprehensive text provides fast access to diagnostic and treatment strategies for common emergency and critical care situations of dogs, cats, birds, and exotics. Its manual-style format and step-by-step diagnostic, procedural, and management instructions remain consistent with previous editions.


  • 123 thoroughly updated chapters, complete with easy-to-reference tables, algorithms, sample worksheets, and illustrations that cover essential emergency decisions and procedures

- ALL-NEW chapters include:

- Triage: The Front Line

- Infection: Preventing and Treating from the Point of Admission

- Multi-Drug Resistant (Yet-To-Be Identified) Infections

- Fasciitis and Myositis

- Porcupine Quill Injury

- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Inhalation

- Damage Control Techniques for Abdominal Injury

- Rabbits and Rodents

- Focused Emergency Cageside Sonography

- Clinical Pathology: Practical In-House Tips and Tricks

- Catheter and Tube Placement Techniques

- Mechanical Ventilation...and MORE

  • In-depth guidance and insightful contributions from more than 60 emergency and critical care experts
  • Consistently formatted topics with extensive chapter cross-referencing
  • Updated drug infusion tables for faster dosing decisions and calculations
  • NOTES pages at the end of every chapter for sharing knowledge and tailoring emergency processes within the practice
  • Hardcover with lay-flat binding to safeguard from damage during rapid and repeated usage
  • Bright orange spine guarantees its visual location and identification from across the room

Karol A. Mathews DVM, DVSc, DACVECC (Ed.)
Hardcover, lay-flat binding, 1,360 pp; H: 9.75in; W: 7.75in; 6.8 lbs; 2017
ISBN-13: 9781896985985 

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