Our state of the art Intensive Care Unit is run by our dedicated Emergency and Critical Care Team. The unit is staffed 24-hours a day by our ICU nurses and vets. The unit is lead by Specialists in Emergency and Critical Care assisted by a team of residents. We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach that ensures our critically ill patients have access to our on-site Specialists in Neurology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Diagnostic Imaging, when needed to ensure a holistic approach to patient care. Our on-site laboratory services and Clinical Pathologists support us to provide rapid diagnostic evaluation of referred pets.
Our specialist ICU nurses have all achieved, or are working towards, further qualifications in Emergency and Critical Care.
We provide a dedicated feline ICU pod, in-house diagnostics, in-house feline blood donors, banked canine blood products, continuous pleural drainage, parenteral nutrition, CT/MRI scanning and ventilatory support as needed.
We are happy to accept emergencies 24-7. Please contact us if you would like advice on patient stabilisation prior to travel.
We hope you find the questions below useful. There is also a list of more general questions in our General Info for Owners pages.
If they are too ill to leave the ICU then we are able to accommodate visits to see your pet in their bed but this may only be short (10minutes) depending on how busy the ICU is.
If your pet requires intensive monitoring or therapy, or is critically ill they will stay in the intensive care unit. The ICU is staffed by our specialised team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have oxygen kennels for delivery of oxygen therapy. There are walk in kennels for large breed or recumbent dogs.
Cats are housed in a separate glass fronted pod to minimise stress.
Once your pet is getting better they will be moved to our general wards.
We have toys and blankets and grooming equipment. If they are currently on medication we would be grateful if you could bring enough labelled and packaged medication with you so it can be continued during their hospitalisation.
All patients are issued with leads and ID collars whilst hospitalised.
If there are any concerns that are raised during the day or any change in your pet’s condition we will contact you as soon as possible.
The veterinary team is lead by Sophie Adamantos DACVECC, a RCVS Recognised Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. She is supported by Caroline Smith DACVECC and residents in Internal Medicine. We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach that ensures that our critically ill patients have access to our on-site specialists in Neurology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Diagnostic Imaging, when needed to ensure a holistic approach to patient care. The veterinary team has very close links with the clinical pathologists that work in the on-site laboratory and meet daily to discuss cases with them.