VetCT has produced a series of free training videos on managing trauma in animals in conflict or natural disaster situations.
The bite-size videos, created to support veterinary treatment in light of the conflict in Ukraine, address everything from field triage to providing emergency care in austere circumstances. The training is free to access on the VetCT website.
The videos were created by VetCT Emergency and Critical Care specialists with special interest and expertise in trauma in conflict zones. They include Dr Erin Mays, an officer in the US Army Veterinary Corps, and Dr Guillaume Hoareau, whose PhD in collaboration with the US Air Force focussed on resuscitation and haemorrhage control.
Victoria Johnson, VetCT director, said: “As a global teleconsulting and teleradiology company we are incredibly fortunate to have some exceptional expertise in a broad range of clinical areas.
“The response to our call within our team for production of videos that will help support the treatment and welfare of animals caught up in natural or man-made disasters was outstanding.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this expert training free of charge and hope it proves helpful to many of our colleagues working hard to help the people and pets of Ukraine and beyond.”
VetCT is encouraging colleagues to share the videos within the veterinary profession globally to help veterinary teams involved in treating trauma in animals. Viewers are invited to make a voluntary donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) charity to support humanitarian aid efforts globally on their JustGiving page.
To learn more about VetCT visit their website.