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Intensive Care Unit

When your pet needs close monitoring and support due to a life-threatening illness or injury, the SVS ICU team is here around the clock.

The Intensive Care Unit at SVS provides intensive treatment, medicine and equipment to ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible.

Our hospital is staffed with highly trained doctors, nurses and technicians who closely monitor and support your pet when he or she needs the most help. In addition, our staff is trained and equipped to provide CPR should the need arise.

Often, patients are transferred to the ICU for close monitoring after an emergency room visit or surgery or if a patient’s condition rapidly deteriorates.

The SVS ICU team uses two oxygen cages for animals needing respiratory assistance. The special cages accommodate a small animal and are equipped with portholes that allow our team to reach into the cage without needing to open the main door. The patient compartment is oxygen enriched and continuously removes carbon dioxide. Humidity can be increased or decreased as needed. The patients’ environmental conditions are easily monitored by the control panel.

Common conditions that are treated at our ICU are:

  • Oxygen supplementation
  • Blood transfusions
  • Advanced pain management
  • Feeding tubes
  • Chest tube placements
  • Intravenous nutrition