A crucial part of our emergency hospital is our Intensive Care Unit. After your pet has been examined and a plan developed for their care, they may need constant care and monitoring for a period of time. These pets are admitted into our ICU for specialized critical care and monitoring by our emergency doctors and critical care nurses. The amount of time spent in ICU depends upon the severity of the illness, their response to treatment, and amount of care required to get them through that illness.
Our veterinarians and support staff are highly trained and here to help 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We have advanced training in emergency, trauma-based and critical care protocols, which ensures your pet is in the most capable hands and never alone. Our facility includes an emergency dog hospital and cat hospital to make our furry four legged canine and feline friends as comfortable as possible. For pets who come to us with a medical emergency, once they have been stabilized, they will be moved to our ICU for monitoring and continued care as necessary until they are able to return home with you.
Treatments Available In Our Pet ICU
Our pet ICU contains modern veterinary medical equipment and technology, as well as highly experienced staff members trained to deal with any medical needs. This allows our pet ICU to offer many specialized treatment options including:
- 24 hour care and monitoring by veterinarians and technicians
- Complete diagnostic lab for immediate test results
- Oxygen therapy
- Pulse-Oximetry, End-Tidal CO2, blood pressure and continuous ECG monitoring
- IV fluid pumps and syringe pumps for accurate administration of IV fluids and continuous rate infusions
- Advanced pain management
- Nutritional support
ICU Surgical Recovery
At Advanced Animal Care, we are able to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures including many soft tissue and some orthopedic surgeries on both a routine and emergency basis. Many of these patients will require intensive care post operatively. Our ICU is equipped and staffed to help our patients recover as smoothly as possible after surgery and get them home as soon as possible to contiue the recouperation process.
When Can Your Pet Leave The ICU?
Your companion should remain hospitalized until its medical conditions have stabilized, it is eating and transitioned to oral medications. We do not like to keep animals away from their families any longer than absolutely necessary, but it is important to understand that intensive care and monitoring may be necessary after some surgical procedures and medical emergencies. Our goal is to make sure that your beloved companion can return home safely and enjoy a full recovery.
While everyone hopes to avoid an emergency situation with their pet, we are here for you during the time when you need us. At Advanced Animal Care we are committed to providing the highest quality veterinary care when you and your pet when us most.