The Emergency Medicine Department at R.I.V.E.R. is a full service ICU focused on providing evidence-based medicine at an advanced, critical care level. We utilize a number of employees with expansive knowledge, experience and licensure from our board certified emergency and critical care veterinarians to our licensed technicians.
Our emergency department currently has 3 specialists boarded in emergency and critical care and 5 full time emergency veterinarians. We also have over 12 licensed technicians, several in licensing programs, and 1 pursuing their specialty license in emergency and critical care.
R.I.V.E.R. hosts a rotating veterinary internship for 1 year following graduation from veterinary school. Our 5-6 interns rotate through the emergency department and team up with our senior emergency veterinarians and specialists to provide 24-hour care for your pets.
Additionally we have a state-of-the-art facility with MRI, CT, Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, Endoscopy, Fluoroscopy, digital radiography, full service in-house Antech laboratory and two surgical suites. Because we are also a specialty practice, we are able to draw upon the knowledge and experience of our boarded specialists in other departments if needed to bring your pet the best possible care. We work together as a team to put your pet's treatment and care first.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR EMERGENCY ROOM VISIT
Going to the emergency room for any reason is never fun, but we strive to make your experience as worry free as possible, catering each visit to the needs of your pet. Upon arrival your pet will be quickly evaluated to determine if they are stable or critical.
Once examined, our veterinarian will give you a recommendation for out-patient care or hospitalization.
We encourage visiting with your pet before leaving them in our care as well as periodically throughout their stay. You will receive phone updates on their progress and your primary care veterinarian will be notified when they are here via phone call as soon as they are open. As soon as your pet is stable and doing better, they will be discharged from the hospital.
We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have, and provide follow up care with any concerns that may arise once your pet has been discharged from the hospital.