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Randi Fishkin

DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC/Internal Medicine and Emergency Critical Care
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Veterinary Specialist
Emergency & Critical Care, Internal Medicine
Availability: Tuesday - Friday
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At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:

Emergency & Critical Care
Internal Medicine

Specialties Include:

Transfusion Medicine

Dr. Randi Fishkin Ranade grew up in Stony Brook, NY, and attended Brandeis University for her undergraduate degree. In 2001, she graduated from The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Fishkin (as she is commonly referred to) went on to then complete her general rotating internship as well as a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. She has attained board certification in both specialties. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Fishkin continued to work in Manhattan as a Criticalist from 2006-2012.

In 2012, she moved to South Florida for the weather, the ocean and to have a backyard!

Years in Practice: 20

Education: Atlantic Veterinary College at The University of Prince Edward Island, 2001, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM

Our Additional Services Offered Services

Computed Tomography (CT scanning)
Digital Radiography
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Emergency & Critical Care

Emergencies and accidents seem to happen at the worst possible times, and when you least expect them. Do you have a plan if your pet needs medical attention in the middle of the night, on a holiday, or during the weekend? Do you know where to go for help? If your pet needed to be hospitalized for any reason, wouldn't you feel better knowing that he or she would receive around-the-clock care?

We understand how upsetting it is when your pet is sick or injured. We also know that when your pet is hospitalized, you want the very best level of care possible. For these reasons, we offer veterinary medical services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year-including holidays. Our health care team is staffed with caring, compassionate, highly skilled professionals who provide quality care for your pet any time-day or night.

Your pet is a special member of your family and provides you with companionship, entertainment, and unconditional love. Your pet relies on you not only for daily needs such as food, shelter, and safety but also to take care of things when they go wrong. Our expert 24-hour care services will be there for you when you need us. Any time your pet has an emergency or a health problem, rest assured that quality veterinary help is nearby.

Our Board Certified Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Specialist, Dr. Randi Fishkin Ranade works beside your regular Veterinarian, incorporating advances techniques to ensure that your pet is treated with the most comprehensive care possible.

Help is only a phone call away. Keep our phone number with your other emergency numbers, and call us any time.

What Is An Emergency and Critical Care Specialist?

A board certified specialist in emergency and critical care is a veterinarian who has obtained intensive, additional training in treating life-threatening conditions.

An emergency and critical care specialist can help in the following kinds of cases, among others:

  • Traumatic injury (including fractures, bite wounds, burns, lacerations)
  • Respiratory emergencies (including cases in which the use of ventilators is needed) Animals in need of blood transfusions Animals that are in shock
  • Animals with life threatening neurologic disease, such as coma or severe seizures

While your general practitioner veterinarian can diagnose and treat many health problems and handle many routine emergencies, certain situations may require the care of a doctor who has had specialized, intensive training in handling emergency and critical care for your pet. An emergency and critical care specialist typically works in tandem with your general practitioner veterinarian on a referral basis, as well as with any other needed specialists, until the emergency is resolved.

How Can I Find A Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care for My Pet?

If your veterinarian does not handle after hours emergencies, then he or she probably already has a referral relationship in place with a local emergency hospital. You can also look for emergency specialists in your area on the the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) website.

When Does My Pet Need Emergency Care?

Any of the following situations can be considered an emergency:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or unknown substance
  • Bleeding
  • Vomiting blood
  • Blood in the feces or urine
  • Swollen, hard abdomen that is painful to the touch
  • 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, such as whining or shaking
  • Straining to urinate (especially a male cat)
  • Labor that does not progress
  • Signs of heatstroke

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 may be 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 specialist for the duration of the emergency and recovery, but then referred back to your general practitioner veterinarian for follow up and routine care.

Did You Know?

There are more than 125 board-certified veterinary emergency and critical care specialists in the U.S. today and it is the fastest growing specialty in the profession.

VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital

2864 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, FL 33020

Main: 954-920-3556

Fax: 954-920-4716

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sat: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

    Sun: Open 24 hours

Emergency Hours:

Mon-Sat: 7:00PM to 7:30AM
Sunday: All Day for Emergencies Only

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