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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Emergency Pet Intensive Care Unit

Animal Emergency Urgent Care Center (AEUCC) is a South Florida emergency pet hosptial that is fully equipped to meet your pet’s critical care needs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our state-of-the-art facilities are available to pets in Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Margate, Parkland, Fort Lauderdale Pompano and the surrounding areas. Our compassionate team of professionals, technicians and specialists have over 17 years of experience furnishing the sickest animal patients with the gold-standard critical care that can provide accurate diagnosis, comprehensive care and healing.

When your dog, cat or other small species suddenly becomes ill due to animal attack, poisoning, a fall, illness, automobile accident or other cause, you don’t have time to waste. This is because it is often difficult to fully assess the extent or severity of the situation on your own. There may also be situations that occur outside of your routine veterinarian’s hours that require immediate attention. Whatever the circumstance, our South Florida veterinary intensive care unit is available to provide your furry companion with the diagnosis, intervention, medications, hospitalization and referrals they need.

Our experienced, compassionate team is made up of trained veterinary nurses who work in close consultation around the clock with emergency and critical care veterinarians. As soon as your severely ill pet comes to us, they will be assigned to a multidisciplinary team of caregivers, ICU nurses, veterinarians and veterinary students, all of whom are committed to ensuring your companion’s comfort and well-being. To that end, your pet’s care team will collaborate with specialists and services, including surgery, cardiology and internal medicine as needed. Through it all, our goal is to provide the highest standard of diagnosis and care in collaboration with skilled specialists in order to obtain the best possible outcome.

Our emergency pet intensive care unit is here to meet the specialized needs of our severely ill patients. All have life-threatening conditions needing immediate intervention, including the following:

  • Acute renal failure.
  • Sepsis.
  • Disseminated Intravascular coagulopathy.
  • Multiple traumas.
  • Toxicities.
  • Respiratory failure.
  • Snake bite.
  • Congestive heart disease and severe cardiac rhythm disturbances.
  • Recovery from major surgery.

Because our patients’ conditions often require complex monitoring, our facility provides the following advanced critical care services:

  • Direct and indirect arterial and central venous pressure monitoring.
  • Lithium dilution cardiac output measurements.
  • Renal clearances.
  • Arterial and venous blood gas analysis.
  • Pulse oximetry.
  • End-tidal capnography and measurement of lung mechanics.
  • Urinary output monitoring via closed urinary collection systems
  • Bedside monitoring of blood gases, hematocrit, hemoglobin, electrolytes and colloid osmotic pressure.

In addition, our skilled veterinarians and technicians are trained to provide the following interventions when indicated:

  • Fluid and colloid therapy.
  • Blood and plasma transfusion.
  • Charcoal hemoperfusion for acute toxicities.
  • Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation.
  • Oxygen supplementation.
  • Advanced pain management.
  • Mechanical ventilation.
  • Nutritional support.
  • Wound care.

The staff of our veterinary ICU is dedicated to providing a caring and compassionate environment for critically ill animals. To that end, we strive to furnish your pet with state-of-the-art attention and monitoring, diagnosis and treatments throughout their stay, while also collaborating with your primary veterinarian to ensure continuity of care after discharge.

AT AEUCC, we understand how difficult and heartbreaking your pet’s severe illness or injury is, and we recognize how devastating it is for your entire family. It is our mission to use every human and technological resource at our disposal to provide your beloved animal with the comprehensive diagnosis, monitoring and loving care they deserve during this most difficult time. Additionally, we are committed to keeping you informed at every stage, answering any and all your questions and fully describing all the treatment options available to you and your pet.

AEUCC is privately owned and updated to treat South Florida’s animals with state-of-the-art interventions for all types of serious illness, trauma and injury. Our staff of trained doctors, nurses, technicians and referring specialists is available to meet your pet’s critical care needs 24/7, 365 days a year. Additionally, we are proud to serve as an ongoing resource in consultation with the regular veterinary practices in the area. Thanks to this collaboration, your dog or cat can receive routine care, vaccinations and medications from your traditional doctor. All the while, we are available in case of emergencies, trauma, sudden illness or complex medical situations requiring specialized interventions.

Contact Our Emergency Pet Intensive Care Unit

Poisonings, animal attacks, severe injuries or illnesses and seizures can occur unexpectedly, often when you are least prepared to deal with them. For that reason, you need to keep the contact details of a South Florida emergency pet hospital close at hand should the worst case scenario arise. To that end, AEUCC is standing by to meet your pet’s most pressing critical care needs. We are located at 103 N. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach, Fl 33442 – and we welcome your call at (954)428-9888 day or night. At AEUCC, your pet’s well-being is our highest priority.