Intensive Care

The intensive care services at Animal Health Clinic in Picayune are provided for patients in life-threatening condition, who need monitoring and support from equipment and medication to keep normal body functions going. Many patients needing intensive care are suffering from a sudden illness, serious medical condition, or trauma, but some require it following a major surgery when they are too unstable for care elsewhere.

In the intensive care unit of our clinic, we will work to stabilize your pet’s condition; your pet will receive monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and oxygen levels. We are equipped to supply intravenous medication, fluids, and oxygen when necessary. Our experienced staff will also continually monitor pain levels, and administer medication as needed.

Our understanding doctors and staff are aware that this can be a stressful time for you and your pet, so we want you to rest assured that your loved one is in good hands. The duration of time spent in intensive care depends on the condition of your pet as well as the nature of your pet’s illness. Usually a short stay is expected as animals have amazing healing capabilities.

We are able to provide critical care for patients during our regular office hours, and we do keep pets overnight, however, if a patient requires continuous monitoring overnight, he or she will have to be transferred to an emergency animal clinic such as MedVet. We are not able to provide continuous 24 hour care at this time.