Veterinary practitioners who care for small animals are faced daily with the challenge of managing emergency and critical care situations. The correct treatment must be undertaken speedily, with life-threatening problems dealt with first. This collection of over 200 randomly organized cases in the form of integrated questions, illustrations and explanations allows readers to test their skills in emergency situations - making rapid decisions and diagnostic and treatment plans. Detailed explanatory answers are provided to guide readers through each clinical situation. Written by a highly skilled team of authors from around the world, the book covers most aspects of emergency and critical care medicine (in which a co-ordinated teaching approach to patient care is needed). It will be invaluable for veterinary practitioners, new graduates, technicians, students and examination candidates.