Veterinary Critical Care Center

Exciting news at the North hospital!

Emergency Animal Hospital in AustinWe are proud to announce the opening of our advanced Critical Care Center at the Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin.  This daytime service is staffed by board certified Emergency and Critical Care specialists and dovetails into our state of the art after hour emergency specialty practice, making our specialists available to you and your regular veterinarian 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  We work closely with your referring family veterinarian, updating and exchanging information so you can feel confident that your critically ill pet is in the best of hands.

How is the Critical Care Center different from the Emergency Animal Hospital after hour emergency room?

Our north Austin Critical Care Center is a referral based practice and is open during the day, 7am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.  Having our Critical Care team led by veterinarians and staff members who are specially trained in emergency and critical care will improve the quality of care your pet receives during this crucial time in treatment.  We also care for emergency or intensive care patients that may need continued monitoring or treatment in an intensive care environment.

The Emergency Animal Hospital north and south hospital emergency rooms are both fully-equipped after hour care facilities.  Both are locally owned and operated by a board certified criticalist and are open nights, weekends and holidays.  No appointments necessary.

What is a specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care? 

A specialist in emergency and critical care is a specially trained veterinarian who is dedicated to treating life-threatening conditions.  They must first be a graduate of a recognized veterinary school, then receive a minimum (or equivalent) of 3 additional years of intense training in emergency, surgery and critical care through completion of an American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC)-approved training program.  Once the veterinarian has completed these years of specialty residency training, the individual must then pass a tough board-certification examination given by the ACVECC. Upon successful completion of the training and passing of the examination, the veterinarian is a Diplomate of the ACVECC, is termed a “specialist”, and is board-certified in veterinary emergency and critical.  Visit the ACVECC website for more information.

How do you know if your pet needs a specialist in emergency and critical care?

First, ask your family veterinarian.  Any pet that is seriously ill might benefit from this type of care. An ACVECC Diplomate provides primary case management or supervision and guidance in the evaluation, specialized monitoring, and intensive care of critically ill and injured pets.  Pets experiencing post-operative complications, trauma, shock, breathing difficulties, heart problems, or neurologic disease may benefit from care by an ACVECC Diplomate.


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Holiday North South
Christmas Eve Open all Day Open all Day
Christmas Day Open all Day Open all Day
New Years' Eve Open at Noon Open at Noon
New Years' Day Open all Day Open all Day

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Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin

12034 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-331-6121
Fax: 512-331-6591

Emergency Animal Hospital South

4434 Frontier Trail
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-899-0955
Fax: 512-892-7811

For After Hour Pet Questions or Emergencies

Please call your primary Veterinarian or Call Us during our normal business hours

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