Small Animal Intensive Care Unit
Our most critical cases are treated in the small animal intensive care unit, which also serves as an anesthesia and surgery recovery area for the veterinary teaching hospital.
Over the last 10 years, we have developed into one of the best places for pet care in the country. Our nurses and doctors provide constant coverage (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year) for the animals we treat.
Our Facilities and Equipment
This area of the hospital was re-designed and expanded in 2004. The current intensive care facility has a 52-patient capacity, including runs for large dogs.
Animals who need oxygen therapy sometimes need to be connected to tubes and tanks to get the best care. However, we also have two oxygen cages which provide oxygen supplementation in a safe and non-invasive manner. These Plexiglas™ cages are also temperature and humidity controlled to allow us to maximize patient care and comfort.
Visitors may be surprised by the advanced equipment we use for cats and dogs. Our doctors have the advantage of programmable intravenous fluid pumps to deliver precise amounts of medication and fluid therapy. In addition, we use state-of-the-art equipment to monitor our most critical patients. Continuous ECG, blood pressure, and body temperature monitoring equipment help us to recognize and treat problems earlier than ever before.