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Emergency & Critical Care

Our Emergency and Critical Care team is on site 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Our Emergency team is always available, day or night. We are open on holidays and weekends. If you have a concern, please call or come in. The patients in our ICU are never left unattended and you can rest assured that as your pet recovers, he or she will be monitored at all times.

The team in our emergency and critical care department works with other specialists and your primary care veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our emergency veterinarians and critical care specialists have extensive training in a complete range of emergency and critical care services and are supported by a team of experienced veterinary technicians.


  • Supplemental Oxygen Cages

  • Blood Bank for Transfusions

  • Radiography (X-Rays)

  • Blood Analyzers

  • Coagulation Testing

  • Advanced Cardiac Monitoring

  • Ultrasound

Emergency Services

  • Comprehensive Emergency Medical Exam: what does it include?

  • Surgical Services through Emergency/Critical Care: What We Can Treat

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What to Do if You Suspect Your Pet Has Eaten Something Toxic?

Gather any packaging or remains of anything that was eaten or suspected of being eaten! This step will help speed up the diagnosis. Please don’t be shy; if it was marijuana or any other embarrassing (or illicit) product, please be honest with our team; it will speed up diagnosis and treatment.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center(888) 426-4435

Pet Poison Helpline(800) 213-6680

Read our guideline PDF >

Pet-Specific First Aid Kit

We recommend keeping a pet-specific first aid kit in your car as a best practice, just as you would a human-first aid kit. Keep the printout in your kit for when you need to restock.

View our First Aid Kit Checklist >

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team