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.

Since 1996, the Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual has been used in practices around the world, often found cageside and open on counters. 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.

How to buy:

E-book USD$ 120.65

Hard Cover USD$ 139.00

E-book CAD$ 152.11

Hard Cover CAD$ 169.00

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.

What’s new?

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 volume of content.

ALL-NEW chapters include:

  • Infection: Preventing and Treating from the Point of Admission
  • Multi-Drug Resistant (Yet-To-Be-Identified) Infections
  • Fasciitis and Myositis
  • Damage Control Techniques for Abdominal Injury
  • Focused Emergency Cageside Sonography
  • Catheter and Tube Placement Techniques
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • …and MORE

We use it at night for emergencies because it is an approachable book with manageable charts and logically organized information. It’s easily used for quick, straightforward references.

—Dr. Lais Malavasi, DVM, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor Anesthesia & Analgesia WSU