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Direct blood pressure monitoring can be performed in patients under anesthesia and patients on long-term ventilation. We are able to place patients on a mechanical ventilator when under anesthesia for surgical procedures. Long-term ventilation is performed in our ICU for patients that have severe respiratory or neurologic disease. Excellent ventilator candidates include patients with pulmonary contusions after trauma, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, as well as patients with certain neurological diseases.
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Emergency & Critical Care

VCA ASEC’S Department of Emergency and Critical Care is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians are equipped to handle any emergency, including vehicular trauma (hit by car), bite wound injuries, respiratory impairment, cardiac disease, gastrointestinal emergencies, endocrine disorders, and ophthalmologic conditions. Our intensive care unit provides the maximum level of care and technology for critically ill dogs and cats.

At any time, day or night, referring veterinary hospitals may transfer pets to our I.C.U. for overnight care or ongoing continuous care, to be transferred back to the referring veterinarian once the patient is stable. We also offer first-class post-operative care to ensure your pet the best possible surgical recovery.

Emergency Services:

  • Fully staffed state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.)
  • Multiple doctors present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays
  • In-house blood work available in less than one hour:
    • Hematology instrumentation
    • Blood chemistry analysis
    • Coagulation analysis
    • Blood gas analysis
  • Indirect and direct blood pressure monitoring
  • Continuous ECG telemetry
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Blood product transfusion capability
  • Nebulizers
  • Pediatric incubators

Our Emergency & Critical Care Services

Aggressive Analgesia
Continuous ECG Monitoring and Telemetry
Direct Blood Pressure Monitoring
Emergency & Critical Care Overview

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