Emergency Veterinary Care for Working Dogs

May 19, 2017 / In the News

The 21st (WILL-AM; May 19) – The Drug Enforcement Agency announced last year that K-9 officers – the dogs that accompany police on drug raids – are facing an “unprecedented threat”: death from exposure to drugs that are 100 to 10,000 times more powerful than heroin. Dr. Maureen McMichael, associate professor in veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois, is working with local, state and national agencies to develop protocols that could help save working dogs that are exposed.