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Necrotizing fasciitis detected in our area. Learn more.

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ER Referral

The team at Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital is happy to provide support with day emergencies, overnight care to your patients, and surgical services. Our team is here for you.

We understand you want your patients to be in the best care. Our goal as an emergency hospital is to provide your clients with a 24-hour option. As you are their primary veterinarian, we ensure you are kept up-to-date with any treatment or care that is given. We value your trust and are committed to providing the same level of care as your client and patient are used to at your own practice. With clear communication between veterinarians, our referral program is designed for our hospitals to work together in the best interest of your patient.

Note: Complete the referral form below and select “ER referrals” if your patient needs to be admitted as soon as possible.

CRITICAL
Any patient that cannot be stabilized prior to transport. Common examples include:

• Respiratory distress
• Uncontrolled seizures
• GDV requiring surgery
• Urethral obstruction requiring catheterization
• Septic patients
• DKAs

If your patient is in critical condition, please call us as soon as possible. A verbal treatment plan will be provided to you after a doctor to doctor discussion.

STABLE
Any patient with currently normal vital signs regardless of the nature of underlying disease/injury or intensity of previous intervention. Common examples include:

• Simple wound repairs
• Monitoring post-treatment

If your patient is in stable condition, please complete our online ER Referral Form and wait for us to send you a suggested treatment plan. The treatment plan and expectations should be reviewed with the client prior to transport.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to partnering with you!

 

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Necrotizing Fasciitis found on Vancouver Island - Know the signs

May 18th 2022 - Official Communication Dear Community, Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon disease in dogs but given the number of cases we have seen recently, it is important that we, as pet owners (myself included) are vigilant. However, the first thing we must not do is panic. I would like to take this time to give you an overview of the disease so that you know what to look out for and when to seek veterinary care.

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