Bill Bolton, DVM (a.k.a. Dr. Bill) is a 1975 graduate of WSU school of veterinary medicine. An inventor at heart with a huge compassion for animals and an insatiable desire to build things, Dr. Bill has spent most of his career creating solutions for problems as they relate predominately to the medical field. "When I was 12 years old, I remember telling my mom that if I did not make it into veterinary school that I was going to build dog houses for a living. Well… I ended up graduating from WSU school of veterinary medicine, cum laude, in 1975 and as a result have worn many hats over the years."
The dog first aid kit has been an idea incubating for the past several years but was propelled to the top of his to-do list when his daughter and her three dogs moved to rural north central New Mexico. Keeping her stocked with first aid provisions that were essential and practical became an immediate necessity, especially when one is 40 miles from the nearest veterinary care center. As a result a lot of thought was given to what are the essential items one needs in a dog first aid kit to handle the multitude of minor medical encounters. Some injuries such as minor cuts, scrapes or the beginning of hot spots can be treated at home on a first aid basis and that is the primary intention of this kit. It is important to point out that this first aid kit in no way replaces the need for emergency veterinary care. Should there be any question about the nature or severity of an injury it is always best to contact your veterinarian or local emergency animal hospital for treatment.