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Veterinary Emergency Service Offers High Quality Care Any Time of the Day or Night

By Elisha Neubauer

Veterinary Emergency Service came into existence to satisfy a need in Middleton, Wisconsin and the surrounding communities. The area needed a qualified, trustworthy 24-hour veterinary service; one that local veterinarians could feel safe recommending to patients for after-hours care. Today, the organization has grown tremendously, expanding to three locations filled with state of the art equipment and highly qualified doctors.

Regardless of whether you are in need of care at noon or midnight, you can rest assured that VES will provide each pet with the same expert care. Doctors experienced in emergency and critical care, certified technicians, and veterinary assistants are always on duty, and are supplemented by the group's specialty staff, with extensive experience in surgery, cardiology, oncology, and internal medicine.

VES provides an on-site laboratory, advanced imaging (such as digital x-rays, and ultrasound), endoscopy, full surgical suites including specialized instruments and equipment, an extensive pharmacy, and an expansive blood bank. Their Middleton facility is even equipped with a state of the art CT scanner.

"Our blood bank is comprised of employee-owned pets that meet certain criteria, including weight and age requirements," explains Lana Chute, Marketing and Outreach Specialist for Veterinary Emergency Service. "Pets donate on a regular basis for patients in the hospital who require whole blood transfusions."

In addition to an active blood bank, VES has the ability to offer patients fresh frozen plasma transfusions as well as packed red blood cell (pRBC) transfusions, in cases of anemia due to disease or to replace blood loss from trauma or surgery.

Veterinary Emergency Service offers several programs to increase your pet's overall well-being throughout emergencies and routine medical care. One such program is their overnight monitoring. A service offered to local clinics that may need a helping hand now and then. The program provides an exam and overnight hospitalization at VES for pets that are stable, but require ongoing observation after a procedure or treatment completed at their regular veterinarian.

Yet another service offered by VES is surgery. With two board-certified surgeons on staff, types of surgery available include neurosurgery, orthopedic procedures (such as a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), extracapsular suture stabilization for cruciate injury, medial patellar luxation, FHO, or fracture repair), and soft tissue procedures (such as a mass removal, wound reconstruction, urogenital surgery, thyroidectomy/parathyroidectomy, mammary gland removal, amputation, or biopsies). Some of these surgeries can even be arranged through your regular veterinarian as a mobile surgery, taking place at your regular veterinarian's clinic.

"Just like humans, our pets have emergencies at all hours of the day," states Chute. "There are times that these emergencies come up when their local veterinarian's clinic is not open or available."

For more information, check out their website at www.veterinaryemergencyservice.com.

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