You know your pet better than anyone. If your instinct tells you something’s wrong, err on the side of caution and call Avets. We are conveniently open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and welcome walk-ins. Avets will provide your pet with excellent, compassionate care while providing you with courteous service.
Call Avets immediately at 412.373.4200 if your pet:
- Has been hit by a car
- Has been poisoned
- Is bleeding
- Is vomiting excessively
- Is having a seizure
- Is having trouble urinating
- Is experiencing excessive diarrhea
- Is having difficulty breathing
- Is having difficulty giving birth
VECCS Level I Certified Facility
The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) now offers a certification program to veterinary facilities that provide emergency and critical patient care. Through this program, VECCS recognizes those hospitals that meet and exceed minimum standards and guidelines. Their goal is to raise the standard of care and increase public and professional awareness in veterinary emergency and critical patient care.
This certification program identifies three levels (I through III) based on facility operating hours, equipment and personnel. Avets is ranked as a level I facility.
According to VECCS, “A Level I emergency and critical care facility is a 24 hour acute care facility with the resources and specialty training necessary to provide sophisticated emergent and critical patient care. This facility is open to receive small animal emergency patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The level I facility must have a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care employed full time and available for consultation either on-site or by phone 24/7.”
For more information, please visit www.veccs.org