We have a special location in the hospital where critical intensive care & trauma patients can be the center of attention. It is connected to the main treatment area for close monitoring and care. Families are encouraged to visit.
Intensive Care & Trauma
Critical care patients are placed in kennels that are in full view of our treatment area so they are under constant supervision. We have three built in kennels, 2 medium sized and 1 large, as well as a portable incubator/oxygen tank for cats and smaller dogs.
Our technicians are trained in critical care and monitoring. A watchful eye is more than just good medicine. It is the loving care and support our staff gives pets that helps them recover, too. We also encourage owners to come and visit pets to lift their spirits and put your mind at ease.
A common set up for patients in the ICU includes a warm water heating pad, and blankets to make the kennel as comfortable as possible. In cases where fluids are being given there is an infusion pump to deliver them at a set rate. Other equipment or medical care is available as needed. The ICU can be used for a variety of cases from an emergency that needs close observation to a patient who is recovering from anesthesia that requires specialized care.
Although we are not an emergency clinic, we do accept emergency cases during our normal office hours. We strive to provide the most updated emergency medical care possible in a caring and compassionate environment.
We are happily affiliated with Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic. We partner with them to provide seamless after hours emergency care and critical monitoring. The Emergency Clinic is a cooperative formed by local veterinarians to ensure prompt, conscientious emergency care for their patients after hours and on weekends and holidays. Should you need assistance during these hours, please contact them at 989-6267.
The Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic is located at 15 Dirigo Dr, Brewer, Maine.
- From I-395: Take Exit 5. Take a Right on to Parkway South. Go to the first set of traffic lights. Take a right on to Dirigo Drive. The Clinic is the first building on the right.
- From I-95: Take exit 182A onto I-395. Follow directions above.
- From Route 1A: Get on I-395 and follow the directions above.