The Operational K9 Medical Team of Wisconsin was founded in 2020 by Dr. Lisa Converse, Lyn Schuh CVT, & Kris Eggleston CVT.
Along with the assistance of Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, and various members from the Human Medical Community around the State of WI, they have been educating K9 handlers across the State of Wisconsin on point of injury/pre hospitalization medical care for their K9 partners for over a decade.
In addition to law enforcement K9 teams, they include Search and Rescue, Military K9 Teams, EMS Personnel, and Firefighters to their training sessions. A typical class consist of basic exams and education of K9s to advance life-saving procedures using hands on, scenario-based training.
The team volunteers to help pass legislation for our first responders and K9 handlers to protect them and was actively involved in the passage of Wisconsin Senate Bill 435. We are currently working with Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog to compile a complete Operational K9 Registry for the State of Wisconsin.
The Mission of the Operational K9 Medical Team of Wisconsin is to provide prehospital care education and support for those assisting injured Operational K9’s throughout the State of Wisconsin.
To be the leading resource on education and legislative advocacy for law enforcement, firefighters, EMS personnel, and medical professionals on prehospital care of Operational K9’s in the State of Wisconsin.