Pet+ER of Towson Becomes Maryland’s First Certified Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility
Sep 23, 2015 01:07PM
The Pet+ER has been certified as a Level II veterinary emergency and critical care facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) offers a certification program to veterinary facilities that provide emergency and critical patient care.
The purpose of this certification is to recognize those hospitals that meet and exceed the minimum standards and guidelines published by VECCS. VECCS does this in the hopes of raising the standard of care while also increasing public and professional awareness in the area of veterinary emergency and critical patient care. "We are very proud and excited to be are able to offer our patients, clients and the referring community this level of emergency and critical patient care," Chief of Staff, Dr. Tanya Tag, DVM, DACVECC.
This certification program identifies three levels (I through III) based on facility operating hours, equipment and personnel. The VECCS has identified a Level II facility as such: “The Level II emergency and critical care facility is a 24 hour acute care facility with the medical staff, personnel and training necessary to provide emergent and critical patient care. This facility is open to receive small animal emergency patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”
For more information in regards to the certification requirements for a Level II facility, please refer to the VECCS website at www.veccs.org under the Facility Certification tab.