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Kara Loiselle

DVM
Dr. Kara
Staff Veterinarian
Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Kara

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2019

My Pets:

Milo - Cat
Dr. Kara Loiselle grew up in Pembroke, NH. She graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH, with her bachelor's degree in biology in 2010. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and graduated in 2019. While there she served as the Student AVMA President for Tufts. She was a volunteer at the community cat spay/neuter clinic at Tufts, volunteered helping middle school aged kids be exposed to the veterinary field, and was as an anatomy tutor for first year veterinary students.

After graduation, Dr. Loiselle returned to NH to be close to family and loves everything this state has to offer. She became passionate about emergency medicine after a year spent working in ER as a technician assistant, and spent a lot of time gaining ER exposure during her clinical year at veterinary school. She joined the VCA CAVES team in 2019.

She and her fiancé just bought a home locally and live there with their cat, Milo, and are currently looking to adopt a dog (or two). She spends her free time in summers kayaking and fishing, and spends winters snowshoeing.

Emergency & Critical Care

While your general practice veterinarian can diagnose and treat many health problems and handle many routine emergencies on a referral basis, as well as with any other needed specialists, until the emergency is resolved.

How Can I Find An Emergency and Critical Care Facility for My Pet?

You can also look for emergency specialists in your area on the ACVECC website. You can be assured that a veterinarian who knows when and where to refer you and your pet for emergency or critical care is one that is caring and committed to ensuring that your pet receives the highest standard of care for his or her problem.

When Does My Pet Need Emergency Care?

Any of the following situations can be considered an emergency:

  • Difficulty breathing or severe coughing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object, drug, poison or unknown substance
  • Bleeding or unexplained bruising
  • Blood in vomit, feces or urine
  • Severe vomiting, retching, or diarrhea
  • Swollen, hard or painful abdomen
  • Serious wound
  • Suspected broken limb
  • Any injury to the eye
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Inability to move or sudden weakness
  • Unusual or erratic behavior
  • Signs of extreme pain
  • Straining to urinate (especially a male cat)
  • Labor that does not progress
  • Prolonged heat exposure, overheating or heat stroke 
  • Snake bite

What Is Critical Care?

While an emergency is unfolding, or throughout recovery from a serious illness or accident, ongoing diagnostic and therapeutic care and constant monitoring of your pet's condition are required. Many emergency and critical care facilities offer 24-hour supervision of critically ill pets and, just as in human hospitals, may have dedicated Intensive Care and Critical Care Units (ICU/CCU). Such facilities are equipped to provide oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, blood transfusions, and nutritional support. Such facilities also typically have advanced diagnostic capabilities onsite, such as ultrasound and echocardiography.

Will My Regular Veterinarian Still Be Involved?

Many emergency hospitals work on a referral basis with general practitioners. In some cases, your pet will only be referred to the emergency service for after-hours care. In other cases, your pet may be in the care of the emergency and critical care doctor for the duration of the emergency and recovery, but then referred back to your general practitioner for follow up and routine care.

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

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VCA Capital Area Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

1 Intervale Road

Concord, NH 03301

Main: 603-227-1199

Fax: 603-227-0666

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Email:

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