Emergency/Critical Care

At Partners for Pets Veterinary Hospital, we are ready to respond to emergency cases during normal business hours, and we have a doctor on call after hours to answer your questions and see patients if necessary. During regular office hours, your pet’s emergency will receive a prompt response from our staff. These cases are taken to one of our emergency examination rooms where we will work to achieve a stable condition while diagnosing your pet’s injury or illness. If your pet requires surgery, we will prepare an operating room and prep your pet for surgery.

To provide for patients in life-threatening condition, Partners for Pets Veterinary Hospital has intensive care services and facilities. During critical care, pets need continuous monitoring and support from equipment and medication to keep normal body functions going. Many patients needing intensive care are suffering from a sudden illness, serious medical condition, or trauma, but some require it following a major surgery when they are too unstable for care elsewhere.

In the critical care unit of our hospital, your pet will receive almost constant monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and oxygen levels. Our experienced staff will also continually monitor pain levels, and administer medication as needed.

Our understanding doctors and staff are aware that this can be a stressful time for you and your pet, so we want you to rest assured that your loved one is in good hands. The duration of time spent in critical care depends on the condition of your pet as well as the nature of your pet’s illness. Usually a short stay is expected as animals have amazing healing capabilities.

The compassionate and knowledgeable teams at Partners for Pets Veterinary Hospital make sure that each patient is given constant loving attention to ensure that your pet will get well and return home to you as soon as possible. Our locations in Montgomery and Pike Road provide emergency and critical care services to pets living in or near Montgomery County, Alabama.