Dr. Bates had the very special privilege last week of a visit from, Ted, a US Marshal and a medic. Ted is a long time client of ours and asked Dr. Bates if he could come in to observe medical and surgical procedures for dogs. Sometimes when Ted is on an assignment there are other law enforcement agencies present with service dogs (bomb or drug detection dogs). As the medic on the scene, Ted would be responsible for rendering first aid if one of the dogs got injured. Ted is increasing his knowledge base regarding k9 emergency care.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal marshals have served the country since 1789, often in unseen but critical ways. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative. Presidentially appointed U.S. marshals direct the activities of 94 districts — one for each federal judicial district. Approximately 3,752 deputy U.S. marshals and criminal investigators form the backbone of the agency. The duties of the U.S. Marshals Service include protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing and transporting federal prisoners and operating the Witness Security Program. Check our the U.S. Marshall’s fact sheet for more information: https://www.usmarshals.gov/duties/factsheets/overview.pdf

We appreciate Ted and all the U.S. Marshals Service does to protect our country. Thanks to Ted we know the service dogs that are on assignment with him will be well cared for also.

Ted let the staff have a little fun and try out his gear.. What do you think Dr. Bates, Dr. Church or Nikki as a U.S. Marshal??