Source: dvm360

The Veterinary Trauma Readiness and Operational Medicine Agility (Vet-TROMA) program is introduced on K9 Veterans Day, a collaborative effort between BluePearl, the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General, and the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. This initiative aims to enhance the skills of US Army veterinarians in treating Military Working Dogs (MWDs) combat casualties. BluePearl, a subsidiary of Mars Veterinary Health, provides specialized training to Army vets, supplementing their ability to provide medical care to over 1,600 active duty MWDs.

Vet-TROMA offers a 67-hour distance learning program followed by a 3-week clinical rotation at BluePearl hospitals. The first officer to complete this program, Captain Abbey Calvo, witnessed various emergency cases during her rotation, emphasizing the importance of preparedness in treating injured MWDs. The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, founded in 1916, ensures the health and well-being of animals supporting military operations, with over 800 veterinarians currently providing care globally.

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