Certifications

VECCS Level 1 Certified | VetCOT Level II Trauma Center

What Does It Mean to Be a VECCS Certified Level 1 Facility?

A VECCS certified LEVEL 1 facility means that BBVSH has met and exceeded the standards and guidelines published by the Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Society (VECCS). The VECCS Facility Certification assesses a hospital’s staff credentials, physical resources, and operating hours. Level 1 is the highest designation offered by VECCS, and it means we have a full compliment of life-saving medical equipment and ER vets supported by board-certified criticalists and specialists, on-call 24/7/365.

Certified VECCS LEVEL 1 means we are…

The Highest VECCS Designation

BBVSH has been certified at the highest designation (Level 1) offered by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society; one of only two such facilities in Canada.

Equipped to Save Lives

Just like you’d find in a human hospital, BBVSH has a fully equipped ICU with life-saving tools like a ventilator, high flow oxygen, oxygen cages, MRI, CT scanner, C-ARM fluoroscopy & endoscopy equipment.

Ready to Handle Any Emergency 24/7

BBVSH’s experienced ER veterinarians – who are always on the premises, not just on-call - are ready to handle life-threatening emergency cases 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Overseen by Criticalists

BBVSH’s emergency doctors, ICU and continuing education program are overseen by our board-certified criticalists.

Backed by Specialists

BBVSH’s emergency veterinarians can count on the expertise of our in-house surgeons, cardiologists, oncologists, neurologists, radiologists, and internists.

What Does It Mean to Be a Vetcot Level II Trauma Center?

The VetCOT Veterinary Trauma Center (VTC) initiative recognizes veterinary specialty centers that exemplify the team-based approach to trauma care and is supported by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. A VetCOT VTC must have a VECCS Facility Certification.

Being a VetCOT Level II Trauma Center means we are…

Committed to Preparedness

Ensuring our staff and facility are ready for any trauma that comes through our doors.

Committed to Collaborating

Promoting internal collaboration between our own specialty departments as well as external collaboration with other trauma centers.

Committed to Learning

Fostering continued education for everyone involved in the handling of trauma cases; all the way from our reception staff to our emergency veterinarians.

Committed to Improvement

Strengthening continual process improvement in our trauma care.

Moments Matter… Seconds Count

Come directly to us if your pet is facing a life-threatening emergency.
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