Intensive Care Unit

An intensive care unit is a specialized and separate unit within an animal hospital that is outfitted with life-supporting technology and equipment. Because pets in an ICU are extremely ill or recovering from trauma or surgery, it’s vital that they be kept away from other animals in a sterile, quiet, temperature-controlled environment.

These units are staffed with veterinarians and highly skilled technicians trained in the care and treatment of critical conditions. Because many animals receiving critical care often dare extremely stressed or in shock, it’s imperative that treatment and oversight be conducted by those with advanced knowledge and training.