Alicia Sibley

DVM
Dr. Alicia Sibley
Staff Veterinarian
Emergency & Critical Care
Availability: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Dr. Alicia Sibley

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2004

My Pets:

Quinn - Dog
Harry Potter & Fluffy - Rabbits
In The Field Since:
2004

Education:
B.S. from Cornell University
DVM from University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004

Internship:
Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee, WI - 1 year

Biography:
After completing a 1 year internship in small animal emergency medicine at AEC in Milwaukee, Alicia joined the VES team as an emergency vet. Alicia enjoys the challenges and rewards that emergency medicine and critical care can bring. Being able to help families and their pets at times of crisis takes patience, understanding, and the ability to think and act quickly. Alicia enjoys putting these skills to work, in all aspects including medicine, surgery, endoscopy, and ultrasound. Alicia stays busy outside of work spending time with her family.

Emergency & Critical Care

Whether a patient is admitted for hospitalization through our emergency room or is receiving care through one of our specialty departments, our critical care staff is available to evaluate the care plan for patients facing serious conditions. Led by two board-certified criticalists, Dr. Tom Day and Dr. Josh Smith, our critical care staff works out of our emergency room and is often employed for high risk procedures. They help to provide the highest level of care available to our critically injured or ill patients. In addition to emergency and critical care, Dr. Tom Day is also board-certified in anesthesia and analgesia.

What constitutes an "Emergency"?

In any situation or case that occurs when your regular veterinarian is unable to see you. This could be a result of your clinic being closed, lack of an open appointment, or due to the severity and complicated nature of the medical issues of your pet.

Examples:

If your pet has been involved in a life threatening accident such as:

  • Hit by a car
  • Long distance fall
  • Massive Bleeding from a wound

If your pet is experiencing a sudden illness such as:
  • Collapse
  • Seizure
  • Poison ingestion
  • Respiratory distress

If your regular veterinarian has already treated you during the day but now it is the middle of the night and the situation has gotten worse.
  • Surgical complications
  • Vaccine reactions
  • Wound care

How do you get an appointment?

Regular veterinarians refer most of our patients to Veterinary Emergency Service & Veterinary Specialty Center. However, you do not need a "referral" to schedule an appointment or bring your pet to VES/VSC.

To better serve you, we ask that you call us in advance. This allows our staff to prepare for your pet's specific medical issues. However, we realize that sometimes there is not time to call. In these cases we welcome walk-ins. Both our Middleton & Madison locations are fully staffed 24/7 and equipped to treat all of your pet's initial needs and to monitor their condition throughout the night. Our Janesville location is available weeknights and 24/7 over the weekend.

Special Note: If there has been toxin ingestion, please bring the product and its container with you to our clinic. We will also need to know how long it's been since ingestion.

 

What happens when I get there?

You will be greeted by a staff member who will verify your information and will perform an initial assessment to determine whether or not your pet is stable. Patients are treated in order of severity, and pets determined to be in stable condition may remain with their owner until a veterinarian is available. Patients who need urgent care will be moved immediately to the treatment area for further evaluation and care. To allow maximum safety and efficiency in providing care to critically ill or injured pets, the treatment area is restricted to employees only. During this time a trained member of our triage staff will meet with you to obtain your pet's history. Your pet will then be examined by one of our emergency room veterinarians or a critical care specialists depending on their condition. Based on that examination, our veterinarian will propose a treatment plan and will provide you with an estimated cost of care.

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

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Credentialed Veterinary Technician and ER Supervisor
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Veterinary Specialist, Head of Emergency & Critical Care
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VCA Veterinary Emergency Service & Veterinary Specialty Center

1612 N. High Point Rd. Suite 100

Middleton, WI 53562

Main: 608-831-1101

Fax: 608-831-1181

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Specialty Services Hours:

Our Specialty Services Hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

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