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 specialists, 24/7/365.
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
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
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
BBVSH’s emergency doctors, ICU and continuing education program are overseen by our two board-certified criticalists
BBVSH’s emergency veterinarians can count on the expertise of our in-house surgeons, cardiologist, oncologists, neurologist, radiologist, and internists
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.
BBVSH is committed to ensuring our staff and facility are ready for any trauma that comes through our doors
BBVSH is committed to internal collaboration between our own specialty departments as well as to external collaboration with other trauma centers
BBVSH is committed to continued education for everyone involved in the handling of trauma cases; all the way from our reception staff to our emergency veterinarians
BBVSH is committed to continual process improvement in our trauma care