Veterinary Critical Care

Veterinary Critical Care

Our veterinary critical care service provides an unrivalled level of care for pets with any critical disorder, in one of the best equipped veterinary Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Europe. Our large and experienced specialist team cares for the sickest dogs and cats, 24 hours a day at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

Service information

Our team provides exceptional care to the most critically ill pets. The veterinary ICU can accommodate up to 22 patients at any time and has two purpose-built oxygen cages. 

In addition to state-of-the-art facilities and extensive in-house laboratory facilities, critical care dogs and cats benefit from an on-site pet blood transfusion service, our nutritional support service and a range of advanced procedures and therapies such as Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy.

 

A multidisciplinary approach

We are supported 24 hours a day by each of our hospital's clinical services. Our emergency and critical care vets and nurses are supported by specialists across all fields, allowing us to provide the highest level of care to critically ill patients.

We have one of the most advanced veterinary critical care services in the world

We have a holistic approach in caring for all of our patients and we provide individualised attentive nursing care, including special nutritional needs and physiotherapy

For referring vets:

Referrals line:
+44 (0)1707 666365

Emergency referrals:
+44 (0) 1707 666399

Email: qmhreception@rvc.ac.uk

Key Clinicians

Clinician

Karen Humm

Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care and co-head of the service

Clinician

Dominic Barfield

Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care and co-head of the service

Clinician

Dan Chan

Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, and Acting Medical Director

Clinician

Lindsay Kellett-Gregory

Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care

Clinician

Duana McBride

Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care

Clinician

Stefano Cortellini

Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care

Clinician

Thomas Greensmith

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Ragnhild Skulberg

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Laura Cole

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Rebekah Donaldson

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Rachael Smith

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Daria Starybrat

Veterinary specialist-in-training

Clinician

Poppy Gant

Veterinary specialist-in-training