Intensive Care Unit for Close Monitoring & Care of Pets
At Union Lake Veterinary Hospital, your pet is part of your family and we want you and your pet to feel safe and comfortable as well as confident in the knowledge that he or she is receiving the best care possible. In our fully equipped intensive care unit, our veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians work closely with pets needing more monitoring and care.
Our intensive care unit is also where your pet is taken to recover from anesthesia and surgery. Like other veterinary hospitals, we use anesthesia to sedate your pet for a number of procedures, from surgery to less invasive procedures like dental cleaning and endoscopic exams. We do this ensure the least stressful and pain-free experience we can offer for your pet.
While we use the safest anesthetic procedures and medications available, there is still risk with any anesthetic or surgical procedure. In intensive care, one of our certified veterinary technicians continuously monitors your pet’s vital signs, safety, and comfort level following all procedures utilizing anesthesia.
We also aggressively address your pet’s pain level so that his or her recovery is as pain free as possible. By taking this extra step in caring for your pet, we seek to ensure that anesthesia is a safe procedure at Union Lake Veterinary Hospital.
Similarly, while many pet surgeries are routine and are performed regularly by our veterinarians, we recognize that they have a traumatic effect on your pet’s body. Post-surgery monitoring continues past your pet's awakening from the anesthesia. Your pet remains in our intensive care unit until we feel he or she can be safely discharged and returned to your loving care.