It is a fast-paced life in the emergency room. We act quickly and decisively to save lives. Often the first 12 hours are the most critical – this is where I come in. The reality is everyone becomes an emergency vet the moment a critical patient walks through those doors. This is the information I want you to know. This book with cover some of the most common emergencies I see, where the first 12 hours are essential to survival. Case-by-case we will break down signalment, history and physical exam findings to give us differential diagnoses and diagnostic plans. Followed by a step-by-step practical treatment guide. This book contains information at gold standard care which you can tailor to your practice’s equipment. It has important notes for the nursing team too. I want you to feel prepared, empowered and ready to handle what happens next but also to feel confident guiding the owners through the conversations required to facilitate treatment.