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Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Emergency Veterinary Medicine

This is anything that requires immediate attention due to an acute illness or injury, or an acute exacerbation of a chronic illness or injury. A veterinary emergency is also anything that a pet owner is concerned about and would like to rule out any serious or potentially life-threatening problem. If you are concerned enough, it is an emergency, even if simply for assurance. Our veterinary emergency doctors have training and experience in a broad area of veterinary medicine and veterinary surgery and are backed up by experienced veterinary support staff. Our veterinary specialists are on call to perform veterinary emergency surgery, advanced veterinary diagnostics (e.g. ultrasound and endoscopy), and other specialized procedures.

Veterinary Critical Care Medicine

This is the specialized care of patients whose conditions require round the clock monitoring and treatment. Our veterinary doctors and veterinary support staff are in the hospital 24 hours a day to continually monitor and care for our patients. We also have specialized equipment and staff to ensure monitoring and support  of all body systems at the most critical periods of care, giving pets the best chance at recovery achievable anywhere. Treatments can be easily modified at any time to meet changing patient status

The two different types of medicine (Emergency and Critical Care) are complimentary to each other. For example, often an emergency patient will turn into a critical patient who needs 24 hour doctor and nursing attention because their condition changes.