First Aid for Pets

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Ever thought CPR can work for your pets? Knowing First Aid for humans is almost a necessity as it can save lives in the most unexpected events. But for those households with pets, not knowing first aid techniques on them can mean a hefty vet bill or possibly even worse. This show will explore the topic of First Aid for pets and how we can use some practical tools should you come across an unexpected incident. Our guests today will be Lisa Wagner, owner of Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid and Dr. Deborah Mandell, emergency service veterinarian and American Red Cross Pet Care Advisor.    


Lisa Wagner

Lisa Wagner is the Owner and Operations Director of Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid.  Lisa lives in Vancouver, BC Canada with her husband, two children, dogs Tux & Dominic and cats Kitty & Kermit.

In her free time, Lisa volunteers with World Vets International, Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association, BC SPCA Kids Camps, and Vancouver Emergency Social Services' Pet Committee. Lisa has traveled with World Vets International to Guatemala, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, and Tanzania to assist stray dogs and cats in need. Lisa also joined World Vets for Technical Animal Rescue training in Nicaragua.  Lisa will soon depart for another spay/neuter project with World Vets to Surinam, South America.

Lisa enjoys making the adult education of Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid both fun and informative. She loves meeting people who are passionate about animal health and safety, and sharing her time and knowledge with pet lovers around the world.

Dr. Deborah Mandell

Fulfilling her lifelong dream to become a veterinarian, Dr. Mandell graduated from Cook College, Rutgers University in 1989 and then went to the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School and graduated in 1993. Dr. Mandell completed an internship at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and then a residency in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. After becoming board certified and moving to Maryland, she practiced and helped to run the ICU at VCA/Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD. In 2001, Dr. Mandell returned to the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she is currently a Staff Veterinarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Emergency Services. Dr. Mandell has appeared on Fox News multiple times. As a pet safety advisor for the American Red Cross, she has provided expert review for Red Cross Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid Guides and the Pet First Aid App, conducted multiple print interviews and live segments on Animal Radio.