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Critical Care

When your pet is in need of prompt, intensive medical intervention, our highly trained and experienced, board certified criticalists are here to help. Critical care specialists provide care for patients with life-threatening conditions and those requiring extraordinary supportive care, including constant monitoring and comprehensive multi-disciplinary care. In partnership with your family veterinarian, the doctors and staff within our critical care department provide exceptional expertise and care for your canine and feline family members.

Our intensive care unit is staffed by a group of compassionate and highly trained doctors and technicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide for all the needs that may arise for your pet. It is designed to provide advanced medical support, including Oxygen and Ventilation Therapy, IV and Enteral Nutrition, Transfusion Therapy, Electronic Monitoring and 24/7 Vital Sign Monitoring & Laboratory Testing. Our Criticalists also perform emergency procedures and manage post-operative patients with complications or special needs. Common problems we manage include:

  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Organ Failure
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Shock

Our multi-disciplinary approach and close cooperation among our specialists allows us to offer the best care available to the patients entrusted to us. With the support of a trained and dedicated staff, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is committed to using science, technology and compassion to provide exceptional care for pets and their families.