Hospital offers an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treating your pet during times of critical need. Pets requiring ICU are often very ill and require specialized nursing staff and veterinarians to pull them through a crisis. The nursing staff are also often trained in advanced techniques and monitoring and may also have undergone additional certification.
Special equipment to help critically ill pets, such as blood pressure monitors, ECG machines, pulse oximeters, and oxygen cages are available at these facilities. Chest tubes, 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.