Certifications

VECCS Level 1 Certified | VetCOT Provisional Trauma Center
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What does it mean to be a VECCS Certified LEVEL 1 facility?

Distance matters when it comes to choosing the right emergency animal hospital for you, but as you weigh your options, remember that being a VECCS certified LEVEL 1 facility means that BBVSH has “met and exceeded the minimum standards and guidelines published by VECCS.”

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 two board-certified criticalists

BACKED BY SPECIALISTS

BBVSH’s emergency veterinarians can count on the expertise of our in-house surgeons, cardiologist, oncologists, neurologist, radiologist, and internists

What does it mean to be a VetCOT Provisional Trauma Center?

Whereas VECCS Facility Certification assesses a hospital’s staff credentials, physical resources, and operating hours and is administered by Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society), 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 Provisional Trauma Center means we are…

COMMITTED TO PREPAREDNESS

BBVSH is committed to ensuring our staff and facility are ready for any trauma that comes through our doors

COMMITTED TO COLLARBORATING

BBVSH is committed to internal collaboration between our own specialty departments as well as to external collaboration with other trauma centers

COMMITTED TO LEARNING

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

COMMITTED TO IMPROVEMENT

BBVSH is committed to 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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