Critical Care

Critical care is just that—critical and essential. Our comprehensive approach of criticalists partnering with emergency teams, other specialists and local veterinarians offers the best chance of recovery to our patients. See how critical care can make a difference.

Inside our Intensive Care Unit

Our team of board-certified veterinary criticalists lead staff veterinarians and exceptional support staff in a team approach to treating critically ill and injured patients, many of whom were initially treated in our emergency roomOur criticalists are the hub of our hospital floor, coordinating with the specialists and medical staff on a case to ensure excellent communication and exceptional care for each patient. 

What does critical care entail?

  • Round-the-clock monitoring
  • Continuous ECGs
  • Oxygen support
  • Fluid pumps
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Continuous blood sugar monitoring
  • Mechanical ventilator therapy 
  • Dialysis or renal replacement therapy for kidney failure or toxins 

About Our Board-Certified Team

Because of the additional 4 years of required training and certification to become a criticalists, there are very few veterinarians certified a this level. Get to know the team of criticalists that help make DoveLewis the most advanced animal hospital in the area.