Fluid therapy in the ER: Don't just "set it and forget it"

May 19, 2016
Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC

Dr. Pachtinger is an emergency and critical care clinician at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Levittown, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also the chief operating officer for VetGirl.

Critical care calls for constant reassessment of the patient.

When it comes to administering fluids in critical veterinary patients, if at first you DO succeed, still try and try again (i.e. reassess and adjust) since fluid levels can fluctuate, says veterinary criticalist Dr. Garret Pachtinger. Here's his advice on creating and maintaining a fluid therapy plan.