Animal Emergency Center, P.C., is pleased to announce that we are now the ONLY veterinary hospital in Oklahoma to be certified by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). Our team has worked diligently to both meet and exceed the standards and guidelines set forth by the VECCS. It was a lengthy process, but our hard work has paid off; in January 2016, we received the honor of certified as a Level II veterinary emergency and critical care facility.
What IS VECCS?
The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society is an organization that aims to promote the advancement of knowledge and high practice standards in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. Starting in 2014, VECCS established a special certification program, intended to increase public and professional awareness in pet emergency and critical care services. This certification program is made available only to veterinary facilities that provide these specialized pet services. A veterinary hospital that meets all of the accreditation standards set forth by VECCS will be awarded one of three levels of certification, based on operating hours, equipment, and staff. Animal Emergency Center, P.C., received Level II Certification.
What Does VECCS Level II Certification Mean for My Pet?
According to the VECCS, a Level II emergency veterinary 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.” Animal Emergency Center, P.C.’s certification indicates our commitment to providing pets of the Tulsa area with the best possible emergency care when it matters most. We know how important your pets are to you and how important it is to treat their emergencies as safely and effectively as possible, using the best emergency technology available. After all, we’re pet owners, too, and we’d want the same care for our own pets.
If you’d like to learn more about our VECCS Level II Certification or need to bring your pet to us for any reason, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 918-665-0508. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.