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Emergency & Critical Care

Emergency & Critical Care

ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists offer an Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) service. This service is led by ECC Specialist Dr Simon Hagley BVSc DACVECC.

The ECC service provides patients with emergency and critical care including the longer term management of compromised patients. Dr Hagley is also able to provide advice to clinicians who may need help in emergency situations.

The department works closely with the other Specialist disciplines within the hospital to help receive all same-day emergency and critical care referrals. Transfer of these cases to the appropriate department can then take place following any emergent diagnostics or treatment interventions.

Specialist training in this field allows the rapid and targeted treatment of life-threatening conditions, stabilisation of a patient and initial investigation of a wide range of conditions. Such training incorporates a comprehensive understanding of fluid therapy, shock, sepsis, acid-base, coagulation and many acute diseases.

The ECC service can also provide a point of contact for concerned owners or a primary practice veterinary surgeon requiring urgent referral to a discipline for which an appointment may not be available.

In addition to primary case management, the referral ECC service aims to provide supervision and guidance for the emergency out of hours veterinary team, MiNightVet.

Typical emergency cases for the ECC service include patients presenting in shock or with unstable perfusion parameters, patients in respiratory distress, patients with electrolyte derangements, diabetic ketoacidosis, acute kidney injury, liver failure, patients exposed to toxins, patients requiring blood transfusions and many more!

the team

Dr Simon Hagley, ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists

Simon Hagley

American Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

Covid-19 Update

Rest assured… we will continue to provide telephone and video consultations for all patients and urgent and emergency care for your clients and their pets. We will need a referral from a first opinion vet before we can speak with clients. Call for information and guidance. Please note that opening hours may be subject to change during this time.