MASH Emergency and Critical Care

MASH is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year for emergencies. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, our doctors and staff are ready to work as long as it takes to get the patient stable. MASH works with your family veterinarian to best treat your pet. Once stable, your pet can be released to your regular veterinarian for continued treatment and care.

There is a independent ICU for the care of critical ill pets. This area is staffed with the highest skilled technicians 24 hours a day. All of the latest medications, telemetry and other monitoring are all available on demand. The ICU has 2 environmental oxygen cages ready for all respiratory emergencies. The ICU is overseen and managed by our board certified criticalists.

What is considered an emergency?

Any of the following situations constitutes a medical emergency for your pet:

Difficulty breathing, incessant bleeding, wounds or lacerations, straining to urinate/defecate, persistent vomiting or diarrhea, birthing difficulties, weakness or decrease in alertness, bloated or distended abdomen, heatstroke, convulsion/loss of balance, seizures, trembling or shaking, allergic reactions (swelling or hives), trauma or injury, fight with other dog/cat, attack from wildlife, shock, poison, eye injury, lameness or lethargy, and any significant changes in pet’s behavior.

Diagnostic Imaging

MASH is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment such as a brand new CT scanner, latest ultrasound machine and fully functional endoscopy tower. At MASH, diagnostic imaging is performed using only the latest techniques, by experienced and caring staff. Dogs and cats referred for imaging study will be cared for by the attentive staff and skilled veterinarians at MASH, who will work closely with your family veterinarian to best diagnose your pet’s condition.