Emergency & Critical Care

When your pet needs urgent medical care, you can turn to NGVS’s fully staffed Emergency and Critical Care Department at any time, day or night – no appointment necessary.

Our highly trained team of emergency doctors and technical staff is available 24/7 to provide expert care when a pet is critically ill or injured, or when your family veterinarian isn’t available. Our emergency team is backed by on-call specialists around the clock, so if your pet’s condition requires even more advanced care, we’ve got you covered.

In addition, if your pet needs continuous monitoring and treatment, our state-of-the-art intensive care unit is staffed by a veterinarian at all times, 24 hours a day.

Equally important, you can trust that we’ll treat your pet with the same kindness that we would our own. And we’ll be here to guide you every step of the way, with respectful, open communication.

The emergency and critical care services NGVS provides

We provide a full range of advanced services to diagnose and treat critically ill or injured pets, including:

  • Complete on-site diagnostic imaging and laboratory for fast, accurate test results
  • Comprehensive surgical and anesthesia services
  • State-of-the-art intensive care unit (ICU) with 24/7 advanced monitoring
  • Blood and plasma transfusion
  • Advanced life support/CPR
  • Intravenous and enteral (feeding tube) nutrition

We gladly see any emergency including, but not limited to:

  • Traumatic injuries (broken bones, internal injuries)
  • Collapse or inability to stand and walk
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Poisoning or toxin ingestion (e.g. Chocolate, rat poisons, artificial sweeteners, nicotine, household cleaners, anti-freeze, prescription or over the counter drugs, certain household plants etc.)
  • Foreign body ingestion
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Diabetic crisis
  • Paralysis
  • Labor and delivery problems
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Heat stroke
  • Swollen or distended abdomen, especially associated with vomiting, retching, or extreme listlessness
  • Repeated attempts to urinate without any urine production
  • Swollen and/or painful eyes
  • Drug reaction e.g. chemotherapy, vaccinations
  • Envenomation e.g. by snakes, spiders, bees, etc.

For more information about our emergency and critical care services

Simply call us at 678.835.3300.