Pet emergencies don’t just happen during regular business hours. Unexpected accidents and critical health issues can crop up at any moment. That’s why our Emergency and Critical Care departments operate 24-hours a day, 365-days a year, providing emergent care for your pet when your primary care veterinarian isn’t available or your pet needs more extensive treatment.
Veterinary Specialty Center has been certified as a Level I veterinary emergency and critical care facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). This certification recognizes those hospitals that meet and exceed the minimum standards and guidelines published by VECCS in the hopes of raising the standard of care while also increasing public and professional awareness in the area of veterinary emergency and critical patient care. A VECCS certified Level I emergency and critical care facility is a 24-hour acute care facility with the resources and specialty training necessary to provide sophisticated emergent and critical patient care.
Our facility in Buffalo Grove is equipped with a staff of highly trained criticalists and veterinarians and a dedicated team of veterinary technicians and assistants providing around-the-clock emergency and critical care support. Our patients benefit from our emergency veterinarians’ ability to quickly make critical diagnoses and begin appropriate treatment by utilizing our sophisticated diagnostic and monitoring technology and support including:
- In-house laboratory testing
- Continuous blood pressure measurement
- Oxygen cages and nasal oxygen therapy
- Blood gas/electrolyte monitoring
- Pulse oximetry
- End tidal CO2
- Telemetry for continuous EKG monitoring
- Central venous pressure monitoring
- Advanced pain management
- Continuous nebulization
- Blood transfusion capability
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Should your pet require emergency surgery at any time, day or night, our surgeons and emergency veterinarians are available, ensuring that your pet receives the best care available, no matter what the time. With a highly trained and on-call staff of emergency veterinarians, surgeons and specialists, you can be sure that your pet will receive optimal care 24-hours a day, 365-days a year. No matter the illness or injury, big or small, we’re here to help.