Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Service
Our experienced Emergency and Critical Care Team provide an expert referral service for all cases that need to be seen immediately because they are urgent and possibly life-threatening. The team works closely with the specialists in our other services, providing a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach.
Upon arrival, patients will be immediately assessed. Critical patients will be stabilised and cared for in our intensive care unit (ICU) until they have made a full recovery or are stable enough to be transferred to the appropriate service for treatment.
The ECC service accepts all kinds of emergency presentations, including (but not limited to):
- Traumatic brain injury
- Acute abdomen
- Acute kidney injury
Patients in need of complex medical therapy, e.g.
- Electrolyte and acid-base disorders
- Severe gastro-intestinal disturbances
- On-site transfusion facilities, including blood typing and crossmatching
Emergency and Critical Care Facilities:
Emergency patients can be referred to our ECC Service by your usual veterinary practice, by calling our Client Care team on 01506 888 777
Critical patients are prioritised, and our team are also happy to provide advice on management of emergency cases.
24 hour staffed dedicated intensive care unit (ICU)
Quick access emergency station
Specialised wards with dedicated oxygen facilities
Multi-parameter monitoring for individualised care of critical patients
Point-of-care test equipment and in house laboratory
Advanced imaging including 64 slice CT scanner and 1.5 Tesla