Who Can Provide Emergency Medical Care in the Shelter?

The Veterinary Practice Act of each state defines specific duties that must be performed by a veterinarian, as well as those that may be delegated to a registered, licensed, or certified veterinary technician or to a lay person (US Department of Labor, 2010).

The Veterinary Practice Act of each state defines specific duties that must be performed by a veterinarian, as well as those that may be delegated to a registered, licensed, or certified veterinary technician or to a lay person (US Department of Labor, 2010). It is important to adhere to these standards in the shelter in order to protect the shelter and the licenses of the professionals working there, as well as to maintain appropriate standards of care for the shelter animals. In general, the roles of diagnosing and prescribing treatment are limited to the licensed veterinarian(s), while providing the prescribed care can be relatively freely delegated. However, some delegated duties, such as inducing anesthesia via an intravenous (IV) injection, are restricted to veterinary technicians. It is important to review the veterinary practice act for the state where the shelter is located as well as any special restrictions imposed by the state’s licensing and veterinary medical board when developing a shelter’s emergency care plan.
 
Who Can Provide Emergency Medical Care in the Shelter?

In most animal shelters, licensed veterinarians and technicians are in shorter supply than nonlicensed technicians, kennel workers, animal control officers, volunteers, and other nonveterinary lay staff. Being able to appropriately train and use these shelter team members is imperative to enable the shelter veterinarian to leverage all available resources and provide the best care possible to the shelter’s animals.
Many veterinarians who work with and for shelters find that developing a set of contingency orders and making themselves available by telephone to confirm appropriateness of using these contingency orders is an effective and efficient way to provide care for animals through other staff members and volunteers at times when they themselves are not on site at the shelter. It is advisable to check with the state veterinary medical board or association and other local shelter veterinarians to determine if this is appropriate and feasible. The next steps are to train support staff and volunteers in basic assessment of animals and recognition of illness and injury and then empower them to seek veterinary attention when concerns arise.

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