Our Emergency and Critical Care Service is always open for our patients and referring veterinarians. Whether serious, life-threatening problems or minor emergencies, we are a fully functional service with the capabilities of the entire hospital and always have a veterinarian and support staff in the hospital 24 hours a day for receiving patients.

A Better Life

Our state of the art Intensive Care Unit provides ongoing care of critically ill or injured pets as well as those recovering from surgery. Our primary goal is to provide the immediate initial evaluation, stabilization, and treatment for ill or injured pets. As part of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, our service is the conduit to the entire team of specialties to ensure the best possible care for your pet. When you arrive at the VMTH, you will be received by a fourth year veterinary student who will immediately transport your pet to the Emergency Service to be initially evaluated and stabilized by the emergency veterinarian on duty. Our team will create a treatment plan which may require your pet staying in the hospital or may be done on an outpatient basis depending on the condition. Our team may also recommend transferring your pet to your primary veterinarian for follow up care. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Appointments are not necessary, but please call ahead if possible.

Your Care Team

Our team consists of experienced emergency veterinarians who manage the Emergency Service with support from interns, fourth veterinary students and our experienced technical staff. Our dedicated staff is here for you and your pet whenever an emergency situation may arise, no matter the time of day or night. Our focus is on providing the immediate and necessary care and keeping your pet as comfortable as possible.

Clinicians

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Christine Rutter

Clinical Assistant Professor
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Igor Yankin

Clinical Assistant Professor
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Justin Heinz

Clinical Associate Professor
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Stacy L. Eckman

Clinical Associate Professor

Residents

Dalton Hindermarsh

Dalton Hindmarsh

Veterinary Resident
Katrina Schmitz

Katrina Schmitz

Veterinary Resident

Technicians & Staff

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Alanna Cosgrove

Veterinary Technician
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Amber Rogers

Veterinary Technician
Hannah Langenkamp

Hannah Langenkamp

Veterinary Technician
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Jake Heidman

Veterinary Technician
Jamie Davis

Jamie Davis

Veterinary Technician
Jana Rosario

Jana Rosario

Veterinary Technician
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Jennifer Sheldon

Veterinary Technician
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Jessica Eastridge

Veterinary Technician
Katherine Plaue

Katherine Plaue

Veterinary Technician
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Melissa Rugh

Veterinary Technician
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Rachel Romo

Veterinary Technician
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Stacey Norman

Veterinary Technician