OVRS-130One of the most dramatic changes in veterinary medicine in the past 15 years has been the tremendous advancement in the field of veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) for pets. With the development of ECC as a veterinary specialty comes great advancements in our ability to help seriously sick and injured pets. We have made great strides in being able to save the lives of critically ill pets, who, just a few decades ago, likely would have died.

At Oakland Veterinary Referral Services we are proud to offer world-class pet Emergency and Critical Care. Pet emergencies are often unexpected, stressful, and upsetting. Our knowledgeable and compassionate expert veterinary team is prepared to help you in your time of need regardless of the seriousness of the emergency.

We are proud of the excellent veterinary emergency and critical care doctors, staff and technology that have been available to our Michigan clients the last 25 years. We hope that you feel more secure knowing that OVRS offers:

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care When You Need It

Pet emergencies don’t happen on a schedule. They often occur on weekends, late at night, or on holidays. Our ECC services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our staff’s training and experience are centered in emergency, specialty and critical care since that is our hospital’s focus.

Critical Care SpecialistsOur Board-Certified ECC Specialists are in the hospital every day, managing emergency and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and consulting on cases internally and externally.

24-hr Emergency and Critical Care Coverage Our Criticalists and ER doctors work closely together to provide seamless emergency care and communication 24 hours a day.

Outstanding Care for Veterinary Patients

Most veterinary hospitals whose focus is wellness care aren’t able to offer the level of emergency and specialty care that OVRS can. We partner with them as an extension of their services, with our highly trained ECC staff working with you and your veterinarian to help your pet get better.

Experienced Veterinary Staff – Our Emergency Service is staffed by board-certified ECC specialists and experienced, internship-trained ER doctors. Their experience and expertise provides perspective and the ability to react quickly in situations where decisions can be critical.

Outstanding nursing care Our licensed veterinary technicians are specialty-trained and experienced in emergency care. Many are veterinary technician specialists, and renowned in their field.

After-hours support of veterinary specialists – Our Emergency Service is very capable on its own, but the ER team can consult with board-certified specialists in many fields 24 hours a day as needed.

State of the Art Veterinary Technology

Our ICU and our ER are equipped to provide the highest quality of veterinary medical capabilities available. This allows us to make quick and accurate diagnoses and provide excellent pet patient support and treatment. Some of our many capabilities include:

  • Critical care monitoring of pet patients
  • Ultrasound capabilities
  • On-Site IDEXX laboratories for running blood tests
  • On-Site canine blood bank
  • Respiratory support via oxygen supplementation, nebulization, and mechanical ventilation
  • Ability to supply nutritional support intravenously or via feeding tube
  • Multimodal analgesia (pain control), including continuous infusion and epidural techniques
  • Advanced fluid and electrolyte therapy
  • Placement of chest tubes and tracheostomy tubes
  • Emergency surgery
  • Advanced imaging including digital radiology (x-ray), ultrasonography, and computed tomography (CT scan)
  • Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation, defibrillation, and advanced post-resuscitation pet support

A complete list of ECC services offered is available on our website. Please let us know if you would like more information or have questions about the pet emergency technology and training that we have available at OVRS.

Our amazing veterinary emergency and critical care team is an enormous asset to the southeastern Michigan area and we hope that you feel comfortable entrusting us with your pets. Our veterinarians work 24 hours a day in order to ensure the best outcomes possible for all the pets in our care. We are proud of our veterinary emergency team and all they do.