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EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE

Emergencies, accidents, and illnesses are unfortunate facts of life, but how many of us plan for the unthinkable before it happens? What would you do if your pet were suddenly sick or injured? Do you have a plan? Do you know where to go for help if your pet needed critical care or had to be hospitalized?

If your pet is having an emergency, please give us a call at (602) 697-4694.

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We understand how upsetting it is when your pet is sick or injured. We also know that when your pet is hospitalized and needs critical care services, you want the very best level of care possible. For these reasons, we offer emergency and critical care veterinary medical services. Our expert health care team is staffed with caring, compassionate, highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing quality care for your pet.

Your pet is a special member of your family and provides you with companionship, entertainment, and unconditional love. But your pet relies on you for daily needs such as food, shelter, and safety and to take care of things when they go wrong. Our expert emergency and critical care professionals will be there for you when you need us. Our veterinarians and technical support staff are on premises working as a team with expertise to respond to emergency calls and critical care situations. Rest assured, if you ever have an emergency with your pet, there is quality veterinary help nearby.​​​​​​​

Help is only a phone call away. Keep our phone number with your other emergency numbers, and call us any time.

INTENSIVE CARE

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Our hospital offers Intensive Care (ICU) for treating your pet during times of critical need and we take in emergencies during our office hours. Our doctors are highly trained in emergency medicine and critical care management. Sometimes our critically ill patients will need to be transferred to a 24-hour facility for overnight care or specialized services. Our veterinarians will determine if your pet requires the services of a 24-hour specialty hospital and make appropriate recommendations when necessary.

Pets requiring ICU are often very ill and require specialized nursing staff and veterinarians to pull them through a crisis. Specialists in the field of veterinary critical care are often needed to tend to the needs of these very ill animals. These specialists have completed residency training in the field of Emergency and Critical Care, a competitive and rigorous program. The nursing staff are also often trained in advanced techniques and monitoring and may also have undergone additional certification.

Equipment

Special equipment to help critically ill pets, such as blood pressure monitors, ECG machines, pulse oximeters, incubators, oxygen cages and ventilators are available at our hospital and these facilities.

Jugular catheters, chest tubes, arterial blood pressure lines, on-site blood analysis, special nutrition services (placement of feeding tubes, total parenteral nutrition provided intravenously), and a variety of therapies to control pain are just a few of the things that will be available for your seriously ill pet.

Life resuscitation equipment is also available if needed.