A trip to the emergency room can be stressful and confusing for both pets and their families. Our compassionate team of specially trained emergency doctors and critical care specialists is dedicated to treating life-threatening conditions and providing the best possible outcome for your pet.
The 24/7 emergency service in each of our three hospitals is supervised by a board-certified specialist in emergency and critical care and is staffed by a team of experienced doctors and technicians.
Pet parents can count on us to deliver the most comprehensive and compassionate care available for your seriously ill or injured pet. Our collaborative team is well-equipped and prepared to handle the most critical cases, whether it’s delivering first aid, treating a severe injury, performing emergency surgery or other critical care situations. We work quickly and efficiently to get the situation under control and to provide the most positive outcome possible.
Our expert team uses some of the most sophisticated tools of the trade, including digital radiology, advanced ultrasound imaging, CT-scan, and MRI. This advanced technology, as well as the availability of board certified radiologists for expert opinions, allow us to move swiftly and efficiently.
Special Care From The Heart
We know it can be traumatic trying to make a decision for your pet in an emergency situation. The quality of life and pain management are the most important part of our job, so we discuss different options for your pet. Our job is to deliver a lot of information in a way that pet owners can understand in a short amount of time. We will work with you to choose the best course of action for your pet.
Our motto is “Special Care from the Heart” and we live that every day in the emergency room at VCA CVS. Our close-knit team works well together, and we are all heavily invested in a positive outcome for your pet and your family. No one ever wants to take a trip to the emergency room, but be assured that at VCA CVS, our experienced ER doctors and critical care specialists will take care of you and your pet every step of the way.
What is a Veterinary Specialist?
A board-certified specialist’s expertise complements the care provided by your primary care veterinarian. In addition to completing a veterinary degree (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, DVM), a board-certified veterinary specialist must complete an internship, a two to four-year specialized residency, and publish a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Specialists must also undergo a series of exams based on knowledge and skill in the given specialty.
Emergency/Critical Care Doctors
One of the skills of a good emergency doctor is to be able to deliver information clearly, so that pet parents understand what is going on with their pet and can make the most informed decision.