Critical Care

Critical Care For Animals | MECA | Greenfield, WI

What is Critical Care and How is it Different from Emergency Care?

Critical care = Intensive care

MECA specializes in the care of patients whose conditions require 24 hour monitoring and treatment, through our Wisconsin’s Emergency Vet Animal Hospital ER Team in our state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The 2 different types of medicine are complimentary to each other. For example, often an emergency patient will turn into a critical care patient who needs 24 hour doctor and nursing attention because their condition changes to a status in which close monitoring and life support measures in the ICU may be needed.

Most veterinarians who treat animals on an emergency basis or administer critical care medicine have years of experience or are specialty trained to treat such patients.

Examples of patients needing critical care monitoring:

  • Complications with Diabetes
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic/Acute Kidney Failure
  • Other Organ Failure
  • Injuries Requiring Veterinary Blood Transfusions
  • Patients Needing Respiratory Support on a Animal Ventilator