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Emergency/Critical Care

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Emergency/Critical Care

ER-1.pngOur highly skilled trauma team, plus advanced technology, and a 24-hour intensive care unit (ICU) makes LIVS equipped to handle emergencies for dogs, cats, and all exotic animals including birds, rabbits, reptiles and other pocket pets - ensuring that your pet will receive the best possible outcomes.

We work as a team with your primary care veterinarian, and your pet will be discharged back to their care once they are stable enough to leave the hospital.  The emergency center at LIVS has full access to our other specialty services and specialists in order to collaborate on conditions when required. You can be sure that your pet is receiving the optimum emergency, trauma, or critical care available in order to get them home as soon as possible.

LIVS has never closed its doors, so no matter the time, the weather, or other extenuating factors, we will be here for you and your pet.

Emergency Services

  • 24/7 surgery by LIVS surgeons
  • 24/7 endoscopic procedures by LIVS internists
  • Diagnostic imaging including CT and MRI 7 days a week


ICU Services

  • 24/7 intensive care
  • Continuous post-operative care for all surgeries
  • Full service diagnostic laboratory for immediate results
  • Table-side ELISA based testing
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Whole blood, packed RBCs, albumin, plasma transfusions
  • Cardiac monitoring (electrocardiography)
  • Intravenous fluid therapy
  • Oxygen chambers and nasal oxygen therapy
  • Pulse oximetry monitoring
  • Fluid ultrasound scan and emergency FAST ultrasound procedures


Emergency & Critical Care Team