Emergency and Critical Care Service

At Melbourne Animal Specialist Hospital, we understand that emergencies can happen at any time, which is why we offer a comprehensive Emergency and Critical Care Service to provide immediate and life-saving care for your beloved pets. Our dedicated team of experienced veterinarians and support staff are available 24/7 to ensure your pet receives the highest level of emergency medical care.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU):

Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is equipped with advanced monitoring equipment and specialized facilities to provide round-the-clock care for critically ill or injured animals. Our ICU team consists of experienced veterinarians and trained technicians who are proficient in managing complex medical conditions. With continuous monitoring, oxygen therapy, pain management, and advanced nursing care, we ensure the best possible outcomes for your pet during their stay in the ICU.


In critical cases where respiratory support is necessary, we have state-of-the-art ventilators to provide assisted breathing. Our team is experienced in managing pets requiring ventilation and can carefully tailor the treatment to the specific needs of each individual animal. The availability of ventilators allows us to provide vital support to patients with severe respiratory distress and improve their chances of recovery.


With our advanced endoscopic equipment, we can quickly diagnose and address critical conditions, such as upper GI and respiratory foreign bodies, providing timely intervention and relief for your pet.

Emergency Imaging:

Timely and accurate diagnostics are crucial in emergency situations. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology, including digital radiography, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography (CT), enabling our veterinarians to rapidly assess your pet’s condition and make informed treatment decisions. Quick access to imaging services helps us identify fractures, internal injuries, or other urgent medical issues, leading to prompt and effective treatment.

Emergency Surgery:

Our skilled surgical team is available around the clock to perform emergency surgeries when needed. Whether it’s a trauma case, a foreign body obstruction, or a life-threatening condition requiring immediate intervention, we are prepared to provide swift and precise surgical procedures. Our operating rooms are equipped with advanced surgical equipment and monitoring devices, ensuring the highest level of safety and surgical expertise.

Our Commitment to Excellence:

At Melbourne Animal Specialist Hospital, we prioritize the well-being and recovery of every patient. Our Emergency and Critical Care Service is backed by a team of board-certified specialists, experienced veterinarians, and compassionate staff who work collaboratively to provide comprehensive and individualized care. We understand the stress and anxiety that can come with an emergency, and we strive to offer support and clear communication throughout the treatment process.

In addition to our exceptional medical care, we also prioritize client education. We believe that informed pet owners make better decisions for their pets’ health. Our team will take the time to explain the diagnosis, treatment options, and expected outcomes, ensuring you are fully involved in the decision-making process.

When emergencies strike, trust the dedicated professionals at Melbourne Animal Specialist Hospital to provide top-quality Emergency and Critical Care services for your beloved pets. Contact us immediately or visit our hospital for immediate assistance. We are here to provide the best care when your pets need it the most.