Critical Care

Our veterinary critical care staff is dedicated to providing excellence in emergency, surgery and critical patient care. Our board certified specialist, devoted emergency veterinarians and experienced technical staff, are committed to providing unparalleled care for your pet, 24/7, 365 days a year.

We are equipped to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art emergency and intensive care including:

Management of Acute Respiratory Emergencies including oxygen supplementation, thoracocentesis, placement and management of thoracostomy and tracheostomy tubes, and advanced monitoring: pulse oximetry, capnography, and arterial blood gases

Management of Cardiac Emergencies including arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and pericardial tamponade

Management Of Complex Medical Emergencies including shock and sepsis, diabetic ketoacidosis, acute liver and renal injury, chronic metabolic conditions and immune mediated disorders, heat stroke, drowning, refractory seizures, vomiting, intoxications, and smoke inhalation

Management of Minor And Major Trauma including bite wounds, motor vehicle trauma, traumatic brain injury, and severe burns

Management of Surgical Emergencies with our Specialty Surgery and Anesthesia Team including pre and post-operative care and stabilization

Transfusion Therapy including whole blood and component therapy with our in-house blood bank

Advanced Imaging including in-house ultrasound (AFAST, TFAST), emergency echocardiograms and focused cardiac ultrasound, digital radiography, and on-site CT scan ability

Hemodynamic Monitoring including continuous blood pressure, non-invasive blood pressure, and ECG monitoring

Full In-House Laboratory including blood gas analysis and coagulation testing

Advanced Fluid And Electrolyte Therapy

Pressor Therapy including post resuscitation monitoring and support

Multimodal Pain Management including continuous infusions and epidural analgesia


Dr. Cassandra Janson
Critical Care Dept. Head


Dr. Bathilda Lake