We are a group of veterinarians from all across the country who train and drill with an Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. In addition to our official positions on the team (ranging from canine search specialist to logistics) we are dedicated to the care, safety, and treatment of Urban Search and Rescue canines during their drills, certification tests, and deployments. We have come together as a group to exchange ideas, update protocols as well as create them, centralize and disseminate medical information, post topics of interest, answer your questions and respond to your comments, and coordinate improvements in the system in a peer-review environment. We believe the best protection comes from superior training and preparation. By uniting in our common dedication to these magnificent members of our search and rescue teams, we hope to bring them home as healthy and as fit as when they go out.