Along with being able to deal with any animal emergency, Melbourne’s Animal Accident & Emergency Centres also house critical care units. This is complementary to our
24 hour emergency vet – Melbourne pets requiring intensive care have access to experienced care around the clock.
Critically ill patients have access to central venous pressure monitoring, positive pressure ventilation or respirators, enteral feeding and parenteral feeding catheter, specialised ICU cage and more.
Critically ill animals will likely need the assistance of a team of doctors and nurses. Some even requiring a fulltime dedicated nurse for their care.
Conditions commonly cared for in our Critical Care Unit /ICU include:
- Snake Bites
- Bloat / GDV
- Renal Failure
- Long term care for burns and road trauma cases
- Cardiac Failure
- Oncology / cancer care
- Spinal Disease
- Neuro disorders / seizures
- Respiratory distress
- Gastroenteritis / vomiting / diarrhoea
- Gastro-intestinal obstruction
- Emergency surgery
- Constipation /enema
- Feline asthma
- Straining to urinate - FLUTD