The RVC's small animal veterinary critical care service provides an unrivalled level of care for pets with any critical disorder. We have the largest team and one of the best equipped Intensive Care Unit (ICU’s) team in Europe.  

Our experienced specialist team cares for the sickest dogs and cats, 24 hours a day at RVC Small Animal Referrals, based at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

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 four purpose-built oxygen cages. 

In addition to state-of-the-art facilities, extensive in-house laboratory facilities, critical care dogs and cats benefit from an on-site Fracture CentreTransfusion Medicine Service, our Nutritional Support Service and a range of advanced procedures and therapies such as advanced respiratory therapies and dialysis.

A transdisciplinary 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.

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