Remember K-9 Down? This is an organization aimed at training cops, rescue folks and military personnel to deal with their working dogs’ injuries. I blogged on this a couple of months ago after meeting the group’s fearless leader on a veterinary cruise (yep, we have those). I was so sold on the concept I promised to lend a hand if I could.

To that end, I’m in New York City today so I can help out with the two days of intensive coursework involved in K-9 Down’s advanced first-responder program.

Frankly, I’m a little useless today. All the vets lecturing are specialists. My significant other, a surgeon, is lecturing on gunshot wounds and blood loss containment. Meanwhile, I’m making sure there are enough donuts…

Tomorrow, though, I’ll be a little more useful. I’ll be helping the fifty or so course attendees navigate the laboratory section of the course. IV catheters, endo-tracheal intubation, bandaging, etc.

I can’t wait. Considering the mostly male, well-toned military types in attendance, it won’t be a chore…