Julia Zitz, DVM
Elizabeth A. Rozanski, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
Dominique Penninck, DVM, DVSc, DACVR, DECVDI
John Berg, DVM, DACVS
Thoracic trauma is common in dogs and may result in marked morbidity and mortality because of injury to the lung parenchyma (pulmonary contusion), pleural space (hemopneumothorax), great vessels, thoracic wall (rib fractures), diaphragm, or myocardium.
This author and dermatology professor thinks the increasingly urbanized public is losing its perspective when it comes to animals and the veterinary profession. "Veterinary medicine is most commonly associated with dogs and cats—people forget that veterinarians are the caretakers of the food source."