Dr. Tom Day is the owner of LVSES. He is a 1988 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his Masters degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Ohio State in 1992 at the same time he completed his residency in Veterinary Anesthesiology. He became a diplomate (board certified) in the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists in 1993. He spent five years as the Section Head of Anesthesia and Emergency/Critical Care at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine prior to coming to Louisville. He became a diplomate (board certified) of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 1998, the same year LVSES opened it's doors in Middletown!!
Dr. Day is a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (www.vin.com) and continues to be active in the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (www.veccs.org) and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (www.acvecc.org). He has published many scientific articles and book chapters in the veterinary literature. Dr. Day is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and is currently a member of the board certification examination committee. He is an active member of the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society that conducts an annual scientific meeting each September. Dr. Day provides lectures and conducts laboratories for emergency veterinarians at the annual meeting each year since 2000.
LVSES is an approved Residency Training Center for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine since 1999. This means that several of the doctors are training to become specialists in emergency and critical care medicine. Many doctors have completed the program in the past and several are board certified emergency veterinarians around the country. A resident is a doctor who is focused on emergency and critical care medicine and is highly trained in this area.
Dr. Day has had the honor of speaking to veterinarians on an international basis. He has provided lectures in Sweden and Greece and has spoken to Japanese and Korean veterinarians (via translation) at the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association annual meeting. He enjoys public speaking and has provided lectures locally, regionally and across the country.
Dr. Day has authored two books that are currently available. The first is a veterinary book entitled ECG Interpretation in the Critically Ill Dog and Cat which was published by Blackwell Publishing. This book has been translated and distributed in several languages: Japanese, Polish, Spanish and Italian! The second is a book for pet owners entitled The Pet Lover's Guide to First Aid and Emergencies. This book has recently been translated in Russian!! It is available at major book stores and through Amazon.com or the publisher's website at elsevier.com.
He completed the certification for veterinary acupuncture and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist.
Most recently, Dr. Day completed board certification in the American Academy of Pain Management and will launch a Pain Management service at LVSES.