As an affordable, easily stored, deployable, and truly portable source of oxygen, veterinarians have reported using the Pawprint Oxygen Rescue Oxygen System to supplement the oxygen delivery systems in their hospital and elsewhere: 

  • For back-up when the central or local source of oxygen is interrupted
  • During parking lot triage and transport into the hospital
  • Comfort room visits or euthanasia of oxygen dependent patients
  • Working with a patient outside the oxygen cage
  • Transport between the ICU source and e.g. radiology, or the next oxygen drop in the hospital
  • Support of oxygen-dependent patients during a walk
  • In first aid kits carried by veterinarians, operational K9 handlers, or first responders

Pawprint Oxygen’s rescue oxygen system offers the opportunity to provide oxygen outside of the hospital and in situations where high pressure cylinders are not safe, practical, or affordable.

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About Sean Smarick, VMD, DACVECC

Dr. Sean Smarick received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He then completed a residency in Veterinary Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of California, Davis in 2003 and, in the same year, became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. In his 30 years of practice, Dr Smarick has enjoyed being in the ICU and emergency rooms of private and university practices, participating in CPR and clinical research, contributing to journals and textbooks, training residents and interns, and serving on the board of several veterinary businesses and organizations. Dr. Smarick currently serves as the Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Domian Chair of RECOVER, as a Trustee on the Board of the PVMA, and as a commissioned Veterinary Corps Officer in the US Army Reserves.  In addition to providing local and national instruction to handlers, paramedics and veterinarians, he is involved in pre-hospital veterinary care as a member of the VetCOT ATLS and education committees, the K9 TECC working group, and on the board of NAVEMS. 


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