Pet Intensive Care Unit

If you have a pet emergency ring (03) 9569 3677 for immediate advice

Intensive care units cater to patients with severe or life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant care, close supervision from life support equipment and medication in order to ensure normal bodily functions. They are staffed by highly trained emergency veterinarians and nurses who specialize in caring for critically ill patients. ICUs are also distinguished from general practices by a higher staff-to-patient ratio and to access to advanced medical resources and equipment that is not routinely available elsewhere. Common conditions that are treated within ICUs include : toxicities, heat-stress, difficulty breathing, anaemia, severe pain, shock and trauma.

Our hospital is staffed around the clock with experienced veterinarians and nursing staff who will monitor your pet very closely during their hospital stay. We are equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. This includes heart monitors (ECG), pulse oximetry to measure oxygen levels (SpO2), carbon dioxide monitors (ETCO2), continuous temperature monitoring, and frequent blood tests (CBC / biochemistry / electrolyte). Dedicated nursing and veterinary staff are assigned to each patient, to provide the best possible monitoring and nursing care.

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Intravenous fluid therapy
  • Blood and plasma transfusion
  • Nutritional support and tube feeding
  • Assisted ventilation and oxygen therapy
  • Pain control using constant rate infusions
  • Serial blood testing
  • Supportive care for failing organs
  • Postoperative care after complex surgery

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