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Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3)

December 4 - December 5

Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) – Visit Website

The Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines with canine specific anatomy and physiology to provide the most up-to-date life saving information available for working dogs. In addition, this special three day course will cover injuries and situations commonly encountered in the hunting and wilderness environment, as well as fitness and condition for enhancing performance of your working or sporting dog. Training includes multiple hands-on, interactive, scenario-driven casualty response situations in simulated tactical environments, using canine mannequins in dynamic scenario simulation.

Participants: The interactive course is suitable for canine handlers, tactical medics and Fire personnel of all skill levels.

Instructors: VTG TC3 instructors are veterinarians, veterinary technicians, tactical medics, and canine handlers with years of experience in military and law enforcement special operations, providing wide variety of real-world experience, viewpoints, and knowledge for course participants.

Topics Covered: 

  • Canine aid bags and emergency kits
  • Gunshot and penetrating wounds
  • Blunt trauma
  • Blast, burn, and smoke inhalation injuries
  • IV fluid therapy
  • Heat Injury
  • Gastric dilation-volvulus
  • Exposure to explosives and drugs
  • Emergency planning and MEDEVAC
  • Management decisions with the critically injured K9
  • Care of minor wounds and conditions in the remote environment
  • Injuries from animal traps, wire, and other field hazards

Hands-On Skills Labs including: 

  • Airway and respiratory management (ET intubation, surgical airway, needle decompression of tension pneumothorax)
  • Needle decompression of gastric dilation-volvulus
  • IV, IO, and SQ Fluid Administration

Course materials and certificate of attendance for 16 contact hours are included in the course.


December 4
December 5




Harrisonburg, VA