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Critical Care Service

Critical Care Service

The Critical Care service at Purdue University's Small Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing 24 hour care to sick hospitalized dogs and cats in our state of the art Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  The ICU is staffed by veterinary nurses, 4th year veterinary students, and veterinary nursing students 365 days a year in order to provide continuous oversight to these animals.

Some animals only require a single night in the ICU but others are hospitalized for multiple days to allow for treatment of their complex conditions.  If your pet is hospitalized in the ICU, your primary doctor remains in charge of your pet's care but residents and faculty members in the Critical Care service provide additional oversight of your animal. 

Conditions Treated and Procedures Offered


  • Intravenous fluid and drug therapy
  • Continuous ECG monitoring
  • Positive pressure ventilation
  • Blood product transfusions
  • Post-operative monitoring
  • Pain management
  • 24 hour nursing care by skilled certified veterinary nurses

Our Team

Critical Care Faculty

Critical Care Residents

Critical Care Technicians

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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