With a constantly increasing caseload, set to rise still further when the new clinical facilities open next year, DWR Veterinary Specialists is establishing Emergency and Critical Care as an independent clinical discipline. Dr Lindsay Kellett-Gregory has recently been appointed to develop the service which, until now, has been provided by the Departments of Anaesthesia and Internal Medicine. Dr Kellett-Gregory, an RCVS, European and American recognised Specialist in the field, undertook her residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania and expanded her experience in the USA before returning to the UK and joining DWR. She is greatly looking forward to her new role and says “I am excited at the prospect of progressing this service within the context of a truly multidisciplinary environment. We will be supported around the clock by Specialists in each of the other clinical services, ensuring that we can always provide the highest possible level of care”. Rob Foale, Clinical Director of DWR, is delighted at the addition of this new clinical discipline, commenting “we receive many patients with life-threatening diseases and injuries. They require not only sophisticated equipment for constant monitoring and treatment, but also specialist expertise with the experience to deal with critically ill patients. Our aim is to provide an unparalleled level of care for such patients in our excellent intensive care unit which will be improved even further when our new facilities are open’.