A specialist in emergency medicine travelled from the US to brief UK veterinary professionals about the latest lifesaving techniques for dogs and cats.
Vet Bill Saxon was a guest lecturer at a Willows Veterinary Group education event at its Ashbrook Equine Centre, near Knutsford.
The senior internal medicine consultant and field medical specialist for IDEXX addressed more than 50 vets and VNs, outlining the current recommendations for performing CPR on dogs and cats.
Attendees also learned how to most effectively care for a dog hit by a car.
Dr Saxon said: “This was my first professional visit to the UK and I was delighted to accept the invitation to speak to the vets and VNs from the Willows Veterinary Group.
“Of course, vets and VNs in the audience already know how to perform CPR, but, hopefully, the information I shared with them will help them to manage their patients in an even better way.”
Dr Saxon is a senior internal medicine consultant and a field medical specialist providing educational services for IDEXX. He said he really enjoyed the visit as well as the opportunity to tour the site and meet the team.
Tom McGowan, small animal divisional partner at Willows Veterinary Group, said the visit was extremely important for the group, as Dr Saxon is the leader in his field.
Dr McGowan said: “At our practices, when we see critical care cases it is usually at night and animals are in a bad state, and our vets have to make difficult decisions under pressure.
“That’s why the information Dr Saxon gave us about the latest CPR techniques is going to be very useful. Having someone of Dr Saxon’s eminence to talk to us has been fantastic and we were honoured to have him visit us.”