The Emergency and Critical Care Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides evaluation, medical care, and surgical treatment to severely injured or ill companion animals, as well as ongoing care for critically ill or injured animals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Board-certified veterinary emergency and critical care specialists direct our companion animal emergency services. Our dedicated team includes highly skilled residents, interns, veterinary technicians, and staff, working together to deliver the highest possible standard of compassionate veterinary care to ill or injured animals. We work closely with local veterinarians from across the region to make sure your pet gets the best care possible before, during and after hospitalization.
The Emergency Service offers the most advanced medical and surgical treatments to stabilize your pet and diagnose its condition, and we collaborate with an extensive team of in-house veterinary specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, radiology, internal medicine, surgery, neurology, exotics, nutrition, and dentistry to ensure your animal receives the most comprehensive care available.
The Critical Care Service excels in managing patients recovering from major surgery, illness, or trauma as well as those patients requiring positive pressure ventilation or other specialized care. These patients are hospitalized in a well-equipped intensive care unit, and their care is augmented by our ability to consult with a variety of on-site clinicians.