Expertise When Minutes Matter

Our team of dedicated emergency and critical care veterinarians provides emergency and urgent care, acting as the first responders of our hospital. We provide rapid assessment, diagnosis, stabilization, and definitive treatment of both common and uncommon medical and surgical problems of sudden onset including:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Collapse
  • Poisonings
  • Seizures
  • Labored breathing
  • Fever
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Bloat (GDV)
  • Urinary emergencies
  • Anemia
  • Reproductive emergencies
  • and other problems

Critical Care is the continuation of emergency care over time and is synonymous with intensive care. Critical care includes a variety of medical and supportive treatments and techniques including:

  • Careful monitoring of vital signs and comfort
  • Pain management
  • Fluid therapy
  • Blood transfusion
  • Nutritional support
  • Post-operative care
  • Wound care
  • Cardiac and respiratory support
  • and other techniques

AVCC is equipped with one of only a few mechanical ventilators in South Florida.  This advanced technology allows AVCC’s doctors and nurses to care for severe, complex respiratory cases that would not survive without interventional support.  Read more about our mechanical ventilator and Riley the bulldog’s incredible story here!


RECOVER Initiative at AVCC

Nearly a dozen pets come through our doors each month needing emergency CPR.  Seconds matter when it comes to life and death in these situations.  So, AVCC is proud to be part of the RECOVER Initiative, the first true evidence-based veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines. 100% of our veterinary team is either enrolled or certified, resulting in better outcomes and improved health for our pet patients in emergencies.  Learn more at our blog here!