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Features March 2016 Issue

In the Most Dire Emergencies,  Where Should You Take Your Dog?

Is your veterinarian's office equipped to deal with, say, a dog who needs emergency surgery?

In the Most Dire Emergencies, Where Should You Take Your Dog?

A new online system will let you know where to take your dog with severe trauma.

For some 50 years, there have been guidelines in human medicine for what constitutes a level I trauma center and what constitutes a level II trauma center (as well as levels III, IV, and V). A level II center may not have the staff expertise or the equipment to perform cardiac surgery or put a patient on a dialysis machine. A level I center would; it’s top tier. Knowledge within the medical community is critical…

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