The Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual: 3rd Edition

An essential reference tool for every practice

The Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual 3rd Edition published by LifeLearn Animal Health is a comprehensive emergency guide that provides ready access to diagnostic and treatment strategies for common emergency situations for dogs, cats, birds, and exotics. Its manual-style format and step-by-step diagnostic, procedural, and management instructions were designed to be a quick and easy resource for emergency teams to reference and apply in rigorous situations.


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Since 1996, the manual has been used in practices around the world. Its practical and logical approach enables timely clinical decisions and action with a focus on procedure and protocol. Detailed decision trees, easy-to-reference tables, algorithms, illustrations, and sample worksheets support essential emergency decision-making. Practitioners will also appreciate the consistently formatted topics with extensive chapter cross-referencing.


The 3rd Edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated by the editor and 60 contributing authors to reflect current best practices. It includes a large amount of new information – approximately a 50% increase in the volume of content.



Screen reader text Infection: Preventing and Treating from the Point of Admission

Screen reader text Multi-Drug Resistant (Yet-To-Be-Identified) Infections

Screen reader text Fasciitis and Myositis

Screen reader text Damage Control Techniques for Abdominal Injury

Screen reader text Focused Emergency Cageside Sonography

Screen reader text Catheter and Tube Placement Techniques

Screen reader text Mechanical Ventilation… and MORE

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This essential Amazon #1 Bestseller is available online in both hardcover and e-book formats.

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About the Author

Dr Karol Mathews is an emergency and critical care specialist and Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She is also the editor of the 1st and 2nd editions of the Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual.