Approach to bite wounds and respiratory emergencies by Andrew Linklater. Bite wounds are a challenging aspect of emergency medicine. Significant forces applied to tissues can result in massive and life threatening injuries that require prompt and appropriate attention. This lecture will cover emergency stabilization, initial and definitive wound management as well as open wound management, bandaging and some new tools available for wound management. Dr. Linklater grew up in Canada and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He completed an internship in Los Angeles before completing a residency at the Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee; he is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Linklater works at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Wisconsin where he directs the care of critically ill and injured patients and directs their intensive externship, internship and residency programs. He has authored over two dozen publications, has been the senior editor of two textbooks and has lectured dozens of national and international conferences. Dr. Linklater’s professional interests include trauma, surgical emergencies, mechanical ventilation, and transfusion medicine. On a personal note, he has run several marathons and half marathons, enjoys curling and any outdoor time with his therapy pit bull, Ella.