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Critical Care

Our Resuscitation and Critical Care Department works together with our Emergency Department to provide your pet the highest standard of care possible in the event of an emergency.

critical care imageOur unique services include advanced systems such as mechanical ventilation for supporting the lungs, bedside echocardiography and screening ultrasonography for immediate point-of-care imaging, intravenous nutrition, and blood transfusions. We utilize a new, human-grade telemetric monitoring system for checking heart rate and vital signs, and our facilities are equipped with the latest technologies to provide state-of-the art care to your pets 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Resuscitation and Critical Care Department works hand-in-hand with our other specialty departments to provide support for critically ill patients that require specialized care. We also perform anesthesia for patients with blood disorders, heart disease, or for emergency and complex surgeries that require additional expertise and attention.

We understand that your pets are a part of your family, and you will have the opportunity to speak with a doctor every day that they are in our care. Our teams of highly-trained veterinary professionals will work to create an individualized treatment plan and ensure the best possible outcome for you and your pet.

Working with your primary care veterinarian

Your general practice veterinarian is an important part of your pet’s health and we work as an extension of their services when advanced or after-hours treatment is necessary. We will notify your veterinarian that your pet visited our critical care service, and provide them with treatment and follow-up information to continue your pet’s care once you leave our hospital.

What our clients say

"We would like to take a few minutes to thank Dr. Turner, Dr. Urbonas, all of the other doctors that we did not meet, the critical care staff and the administrative and reception staff for all of your efforts, patience, and kindness during Nino’s hospitalization... We had so much hope and so many questions and you never made us feel as though we were a bother... We will always be grateful and thankful for the care and support that we all received. "

B. Family

"I am so grateful to Dr. Urbonas, Dr. Turner, Pieper veterinary ER staff and reception staff for saving my dog's life last weekend. Lena was so sick -- the immediate and knowledgeable emergency care she received at Pieper made all the difference."

Karen O.

“There are no words to express how grateful we are for what the wonderful doctors, nurses, techs and staff have done for our Lucy. They saved her life… They are the kindest, most caring, patient, positive, dedicated group of people. They not only heal and care for our fur babies but they heal and support us…”

Linda B.

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