Small Animal Critical Care

Small animal isolation

Overview

Oregon State University maintains a state-of-the-art small animal intensive care unit that offers 24-hour care for seriously or critically ill dogs and cats.  Our facility is staffed with certified veterinary technicians as well as a staff veterinarian either on premises or on call.  The hospital is prepared to treat emergent and critical traumatic, surgical and medical cases.

Services Available

  • In-house laboratory test including hematology, chemical profiles, blood ammonia measurement, tests for hemostasis, blood gas analysis
  • Diagnostic imaging including computed radiography and ultrasound
  • Diagnostic/therapeutic techniques including thoracocentesis, chest tube placement, airway lavage, abdominocentesis
  • Advanced monitoring techniques including electrocardiography, telemetry, pulse oximetry, arterial/indirect blood pressure measurement, central venous pressure, urine output
  • Enteral and parenteral feeding capabilities
  • Transfusion of blood and blood products
  • Oxygen enrichment techniques including environmental, nasal and endotracheal administration
  • Mechanical ventilation capacity
  • State-of-the-art pain management
  • Access to specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, and theriogenology

Intensive Care Unit Capabilities

  • 24-hour patient care and monitoring
  • Direct arterial and central venous pressure monitoring
  • Oxygen-enriched treatment modalities
  • Chest tube placement with continuous evacuation
  • Parenteral nutrition and feeding tube placement
  • 24-hour telemetric ECG, BP, and oximetry monitoring

Doctors

Lee Palmer, DVM, DACVECC

Certified Veterinary Technicians

  • Cheryl Barnes
  • Meghan Hiatt
  • Janice Hutcheson
  • Julie Posch
  • Laura Terry
  • Chai Toren
  • Jamie Vance