Emergency + Critical Care
Our Emergency + Critical Care Service can be thought of as a mix between “Accident + Emergency (A & E)” and “Intensive Care (ICU)”. The service sees referral patients 24-7-365. Many of them are critical and some have life-threatening problems. These problems include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Kidney failure
- Heart failure
- Severe trauma
- Bleeding disorders
- …and more.
We care for these patients in our dedicated Dog and Cat Intensive Care Units. Here we are able to provide advanced investigations (e.g. sophisticated blood tests, rapid ultrasound) and treatments (e.g. blood transfusions, oxygen cages, mechanical ventilation, assisted feeding). All our ICU patients are closely monitored 24-hours a day.
The Ralph is a multidisciplinary hospital with a wide ranges of clinical services. The ECC service always seeks input from all our specialist vets and our physiotherapist when needed. This allows us to provide the best and most holistic care to our patients giving them the greatest chance of recovery.
Our ECC clinicians are also available to provide advice and support to our primary care colleagues when they are faced with complex and challenging cases.