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Veterinary Critical Care


Arizona Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center provides intensive care, extended monitoring, and specialized healthcare services to pets of the Phoenix metro area, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you believe your pet may need critical care, or if you have any questions, you can reach our Peoria location at (602) 491-1928 or our Gilbert location at (480) 497-0222.

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Our Critical Care Capabilities

AVECCC is equipped to perform a wide array of specialized critical care procedures. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and are staffed by our expert veterinary team 24 hours a day. Here are some of the procedures and services that our critical care facility provides:

  • Mechanical ventilation

  • Hemodialysis

  • Therapeutic plasma exchange

  • Advanced pain control

  • Advanced blood pressure support and monitoring

  • In-depth rounding for case management

Situations Where Your Pet May Require Critical Care

If your pet has been brought in to our facility for emergency care services, or if your pet is suffering from any of the following, they may require extended critical care services.

  • Unresponsiveness

  • Struggling to breathe

  • Broken bones

  • Wounds

  • Bites or stings from a snake or insect

  • Bites from an unvaccinated animal

  • Seizures

  • Anaphylactic shock

  • Heatstroke

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A Level I Veterinary & Emergency Critical Care Society Certified Facility

What does it mean to be a level I VECCS facility?

Arizona Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center in Gilbert is proud to be the only certified level I VECCS facility in the state of Arizona. This coveted accolade is only awarded to veterinary facilities that meet extremely high standards, including:

  • Ability to see and treat patients 24/7, 365 days a year

  • Experienced, skilled, and certified staff on duty at all times

  • Extended emergency capabilities and equipment that can treat and stabilize a wide range of conditions

  • State-of-the-art facilities

  • Continuing education for veterinarians and technicians in order to stay up to date with cutting-edge technologies and treatments

  • In-patient support capabilities

Learn More About VECSS Certifications