April 18, 2018
When it comes to 24-hour emergency veterinary care for your pet, you want the best possible. If your pet has a life-threatening illness or injury, a veterinary critical care team can help. Virginia Veterinary Centers has a highly-trained Criticalist with a compassionate medical team dedicated to providing life-saving treatments.
Veterinary critical care, like in human medicine, is a specialized service focusing on medical care for patients that may have experienced a severe trauma, or emergency and need immediate intensive care. Often times these patients need around-the-clock monitoring, and advanced treatment options giving your pet the best chance at survival in any emergency situation. Virginia Veterinary Centers has the compassionate, skilled staff needed to treat potentially life-threatening conditions.
Patients often need critical care because their injuries or condition is life-threatening. After receiving emergency care, they may need continued monitoring, pain management, and post-operative care under the supervision of a critical care team. Having trained board-certified specialists in this area of veterinary medicine allows advanced treatment options to be available for your pet. Patients experiencing traumatic injuries, bite wounds, severe burns or smoke inhalation, blood loss or anemia, difficulty breathing or shock needing stabilization would be urgent situations requiring critical care. In all cases, the veterinarian or specialist caring for your pet will let you know if critical care is needed and the best option for your pet.
A few common critical care services offered at Virginia Veterinary Centers include:
While there are many different critical care treatments for a variety of injuries and illnesses, these are some of the most commonly performed treatments. The critical care team at Virginia Veterinary Centers in Richmond is equipped to care for patients in need of these treatments and more.
If your pet needs critical care near Fredericksburg or Richmond, Virginia, contact Virginia Veterinary Centers today. The Fredericksburg location can be reached at 540-372-3470, and the Richmond location can be reached at 804-353-9000.