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Critical Care

If your pet needs immediate veterinary care, please bring them to our hospital as soon as possible or call us at (321) 725-5365

An old Golden Retriever is getting anesthesia before surgery.  One of the veterinarians is placing their hands over the dogs eyes on a medical table.

Like other veterinary specialists, criticalists have to complete a three-year residency at an approved American College of Veterinary Critical Care (ACVECC) institution. Criticalists have to be prepared for a whole range of patient conditions. They deal with patients with cardiac emergencies, respiratory emergencies, heat stroke, trauma, immune mediated disease and toxicology to name a few. In general, a criticalist is very important when dealing with the sickest of the sick. They are the equivalent to a human ICU doctor, specializing in the most critical cases. We are proud to have Dr. Mary D'Ambrosio, a board certified criticalist as part of our team of talented specialists.

Our Board Certified Criticalist

Dr. Mary D'Ambrosio, DVM, DACVEC

Mary D'Ambrosio, DVM, DACVEC

Board-Certified Criticalist

Dr. Mary D'Ambrosio, DVM, DACVEC

Mary D'Ambrosio, DVM, DACVEC

Board-Certified Criticalist

Cat being examined

When your pet is having an emergency, we will provide them with immediate emergency care and treatment. After your pet has been stabilized, diligent nursing care, advanced diagnostics, individualized therapies, nutrition, and monitoring give your pet comprehensive, 24 hour critical care to avoid potential complications and strive for a return to health. This level of care gives your pet the best opportunity to improve and return home.