594 - Technical Animal Rescue Considerations for Veterinarians: Lessons Learned
Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
This one hour interactive talk will be based on lesson's learned, from a veterinarian's perspective, when a client requests help to rescue their animal that is in a precarious and life threatening situation.  From horses stuck in ravines, mud, flood waters and trailer accidents to the rodeo bull at the bottom of a well, we will discuss how the veterinarian, technician and practice owner may approach the rescue attempt.  Issues covered will include: 1. How to integrate and utilize fire and rescue personnel.2. Tips on how to manage the media to promote your practice's goodwill.3. Tips on owner communication, prior to the rescue attempt.4. When, how and why you should or should not sedate and anesthetize. 5. The basic rescue techniques: it's not that hard!
Topic/Audience: LARGE ANIMAL
CE Credits: 1.0
Available To: All Attendees
Cheryl Ellis, Dr.
Dr. Cheryl Ellis received both her Bachelor’s degree and DVM from the University of California at Davis, CA. Her professional interests include large animal technical rescue, disaster preparedness, response and emergency care of animals impacted by disaster events. While she resided in California she became the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Disaster Coordinator for California Region IV. Prior to acceptance into the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, she enjoyed a full career as a professional firefighter/paramedic. Upon acceptance into UC Davis, she became the President of the Veterinary Emergency Response Team. Upon graduation, she was employed by UC Davis to continue her professional work on combining her past career as a firefighter with the unique and specialized needs of large animal technical rescues. Dr. Ellis is a Department of Homeland Security Certified Instructor. The emphases of her courses are how to integrate the veterinarian into the emergency response system while improving first responder safety levels when faced with challenging animal rescues. Dr. Ellis now enjoys her full time career at the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team in College Station, Texas. Her focus and passion continues to revolve around disaster preparedness, response and rescue of animals impacted by disaster events.