Thursday, June 18, 2020
Speaker: James Giles III, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Topic: The Role and Medical Management of Military Working Dogs in Combat
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
The Role and Medical Management of Military Working Dogs in Combat
Military working dogs (MWDs) are heavily utilized in military operations and play a vital role in protecting human lives and supporting military objectives. They are trained to perform important roles such as explosive, mine, and narcotic detection; patrol/attack work; and are even a component of therapy for service members. Injured MWDs receive advanced care on multiple continents from providers of various disciplines, to restore them to health so they can return to duty, retire, or be adopted.