KANSAS CITY – Officers from the Lee’s Summit Police Department will receive hands-on K-9 first-aid training from BluePearl Veterinary Partners doctors Thursday.
Members of the media are invited to attend the training session, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, at the department’s headquarters, 10 NE Tudor Road. The officers will listen to lectures from 6-9 p.m., and are expected to perform field exercises with the K-9s around 10 p.m.
Among the topics to be covered:
- Heatstroke and shock: Dr. Amanda Stamper
- CPR: Dr. Corey Stamper
- Mouth, jaw and tooth injuries: Dr. Gary Modrcin
- Orthopedic injuries and first aid: Dr. Kara Forsee
In addition, Johnson County Med-Act Captain Chris Winger will discuss the logistics of K-9 first-aid with the officers.
Members of the media who would like to attend are encouraged to contact Carrie O’Brion, BluePearl Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Meagan Hake, Veterinary Relations Coordinator, at email@example.com.