Emergency Conditions & Procedures

PVSEC Emergency treats these common conditions with the diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic procedures found below.

Common Conditions

  • Cardiovascular: Arrhythmia, Congestive Heart Failure, Feline Aortic Thromboembolism (Saddle Thrombus), Pericardial Effusion, Systemic Hypertension, Syncope (Fainting)
  • Coagulopathy/Clotting Disorders (Bruising/Bleeding): Hemophilia, Platelet Disorders, Rodenticide Toxicity (Rat Poison: Warfarin, Coumadin), Von Willebrands Disease
  • Endocrine/Hormonal: Adrenal (Hyperadrenocorticism-Cushing's Disease, Hypoadrenocorticism-Addison's Disease), Diabetes Mellitus, Hypercalcemia (Hyperparathyroidism, Lymphoma, Renal Failure, Idiopathic), Hypoglycemia (Insulinoma), Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)
  • Gastrointestinal: Acute diarrhea and vomiting (Dietary Indescretion, Inflammatory, Pancreatitis), Infections/Parasite, Hepatitis
  • Immune-mediated: Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA/AIHA), Thrombocytopenia (ITP), Evan's Syndrome, Polyarthropathy/Joint Disease
  • Infectious: Tick-Borne (Lyme, Erlichia, Bartonella, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever), Viral, (Kennel Cough, Parvoviral Enteritis, Canine Influenza), Toxoplasma, Babesia, Hemobartonella/Analplasma
  • Neurological: Seizures, Intervertebral Disc Disease, Vestibular Disease
  • Renal/Urinary: Stones (Uroliths), Urethral Obstruction, Infection (UTI/Pyelonephritis), Renal (Kidney) Failure-Acute and chronic, Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS, FLUTD, FIC, Sterile Cystitis)
  • Respiratory: Acute coughing, Nasal Discharge/Nosebleed (Epistaxis), Pneumonia, Tracheal/Bronchial Collapse
  • Miscellaneous: Hypoalbuminemia/Low Albumin, Hyperglobulinemia

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Imaging: Abdominal ultrasound-brief scans for free fluid aspiration and centesis, splenic masses, Cardiac ultrasounds-brief scans for pericardial effusion only, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-Weekdays only
  • Endoscopy: Foreign body retrieval
  • Radiography (X-Ray): Contrast Radiography, Cystourethrography, Intravenous Urography (IVP), Barium/Upper GI Series
  • Blood Pressure Determination
  • 3-Lead Electrocardiography/ECG/EKG
  • In-house Laboratory: Acid-Base Status, Blood Gas Analysis, Coagulation Testing/Clotting (Prothromin Time/PT, Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time/APTT, Platelet Evaluation, Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time), Complete Blood Count/CBC, Cytology, Electrolytes, Serum Chemistry

Surgical Procedures

  • Integument: Laceration repair, Wound Management
  • Abdominal: Enterotomy, Gastrotomy, Incisional Gastropexy, Cystotomy, Splenectomy Peritonitis*, Hepatic Surgery*, Urethral Sugery*, Throacic Surgery* (*Cases which are often referred or transferred to the surgical department for further treatment)
  • Neurology: All surgical neurology cases are referred or transferred to the neurology department for further treatment.
  • Ophthalmology: Enucleation, Third Eyelid Flap, Corneal Laceration*, Conjunctival Graft* (*Cases which are often referred or transferred to the ophthalmic department for further treatment.)
  • Orthopedic: All orthopedic cases are referred or transferred to the surgical department for further treatment.

Therapeutic Procedures

  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Transfusion Therapy
  • 24-hour Care