SCPD K9 and MedCat Officers To Receive First Aid Training For Care of Injured Dogs

Veterinary center to host SCPD in important medical course on animal care.

Employees from The East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Riverhead will volunteer their time to teach officers from the SCPD Canine Section and the Medical Crisis Action Team (MedCAT) various skills to treat their canine partners and possibly other dogs needing basic medical care before they are able to be transported to a veterinary facility.

Some of the skills the officers will learn include treating lacerations or burns, setting broken legs and administering intravenous medications. WHO: SCPD Canine Section Officers SCPD MedCAT Officers SCPD Chief Surgeon and Medical Director, Dr. Scott Coyne East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center, Hospital Director Dr. Gal Vatash

VISUALS:  Veterinary doctors teaching police officers how to start an IV line in a dog. Police officer practicing setting a canine’s ‘broken’ leg

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: The East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center      67 Commerce Drive, Riverhead, New York