Critical Care & ER
Emergency / Critical Care Veterinary Services
24-Hour Emergency Care, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year
Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide technology for the highest level of care while accommodating your needs in a relaxed and healing environment. We even have a special overnight and comfort room for clients who wish to spend time with a pet that requires hospitalization.
In the case of an emergency, follow these four simple rules:
- Remain calm.
- Call your family veterinarian. If they are unavailable, call us.
- Describe the nature of the problem. We will provide instructions.
- Be careful. Even loving pets may bite when injured and scared. To help calm your animal, gently place a towel or blanket over your pet's head, leaving it loose enough for breathing.
Although appointments are not necessary, please call us at (603) 782-8181 to let us know you are on your way if you are able.
CRITICAL CARE SPECIALISTS
Sometimes a cat or dog is has a life-threatening disease or is so ill that advanced diagnostics are needed to accurately assess the patient’s condition. A boarded Critical Care Specialist undergoes rigorous advanced training and testing in a multidisciplinary approach to evaluate the patient as a whole. A Critical Care Specialist can use diagnostics and treatments on patients with multiple system abnormalities to save a pet’s life.
Utilizing our other individual specialists, our team approach is dedicated to the successful patient outcome. In some patients, response to treatment must be monitored frequently as rapid changes in treatment may be crucial to a positive outcome. .Your family veterinarian knows this constant monitoring is available and may refer your pet to our facility for diagnostics and treatment.
Our Critical Care patients are seen on a referral basis only. If a pet has a chronic, serious or unknown illness, we are happy to see them as an appointment or transfer the same day. We welcome challenging, complicated cases and have an ongoing commitment to approach diagnostics and treatments aggressively and in the best interest of the patient. We have access to specialized medical and surgical procedures as well as advanced in-house diagnostics.
Visit the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at www.acvecc.org to learn more about the Critical Care specialty service and Specialist designation.