Animal Emergency and Critical Care2019-07-02T14:22:20+00:00

Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Premier Veterinary Group

Accidents and trauma rarely happen from 9 to 5, which is why we offer animal emergency and critical services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at all of our referral animal hospitals.

Animal emergency and critical care doctors are highly specialized in the treatment of patients who have sustained catastrophic trauma, are critically ill, and require intensive, critical care.

Premier Veterinary Group’s animal emergency and critical care doctors ALWAYS work side by side with our internal medicine and surgery specialists guaranteeing an integrative approach to your pet’s treatment. While you may have been referred to one of our specialists, your pet will always enjoy the benefits of input from all of our specialists! Our team is well versed and experienced in all aspects of emergency and specialty veterinary medicine. No matter the time of day or day of the year, you can find an emergency and/or a critical care doctor on duty at all of our animal hospitals

Your family veterinarian may refer you to an emergency or critical care doctor for diagnosis and ongoing support of many conditions, including, but not limited to:

Continuous EKG monitoring
Dystocia management
Full cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including defibrillation
Immune-related diseases
Infectious diseases
Kidney and liver disease
Pneumonia and lung disease
Severe pancreatitis
Severe gastrointestinal emergencies (bloat)
Sepsis management
Seizure management
Toxicoses or poisonings

The following are a small sampling of the procedures performed by our board-certified Criticalist, Dr. Sarah Vuolo:

Abdominal ultrasound
Ultrasound guided aspirates
Feeding tube placement
Central line placement
Chest tube placement
Transtracheal wash
Acute stabilization and diagnostic