Intensive Care

The intensive care services at St. Francis Hospital for Animals is provided for patients in life-threatening condition, who need continuous monitoring and support from equipment and medication to keep normal body functions going. Many patients needing intensive care are suffering from a sudden illness, serious medical condition, or trauma, but some require it following a major surgery when they are too unstable for care elsewhere.

In the intensive care unit of our hospital, your pet will receive almost constant monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and oxygen levels. Our experienced staff will also continually monitor pain levels, and administer medication as needed.

Our understanding doctors and staff are aware that this can be a stressful time for you and your pet, so we want you to rest assured that your loved one is in good hands. The duration of time spent in intensive care depends on the condition of your pet as well as the nature of your pet’s illness. Usually a short stay is expected as animals have amazing healing capabilities.

The compassionate and knowledgeable team at St. Francis Hospital for Animals makes sure that each patient is given constant loving attention to ensure that your pet will get well and return home to you as soon as possible. Our hospital provides intensive care services to pets living in Charlotte, Pineville, Matthews, and Indian Trail, North Carolina.