Northway Animal Emergency Clinic Receives Certification as Level II
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility.
The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) is now offering a certification program to veterinary facilities that provide emergency and critical patient care. The purpose of this certification is to recognize those hospitals that meet and exceed the minimum standards and guidelines published by VECCS. VECCS does this in the hopes of raising the standard of care while also increasing public and professional awareness in the area of veterinary emergency and critical patient care.
This certification program identifies three levels (I through III) based on facility operating hours, equipment and personnel.
The VECCS has identified a Level II facility as such: “The Level II emergency and critical care 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.”
The Northway Animal Emergency Clinic, located in Gansevoort, is the only full service 24 hour emergency hospital north of Albany, NY offering around the clock emergency and critical care treatment for your beloved pet. Since 2001, when our clinic was started by a group of dedicated primary care veterinarians in the area, we have worked closely with the local veterinary community to be an extension of their practice. The goal has always been to offer the best treatment options, continuous care, and outcome for your pet. Our clinic serves pet owners from all over central and northern NY and VT. We have a highly trained team of veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians that are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to care for your pet and provide the most comprehensive and compassionate emergency care available.
For more information in regards to the certification requirements for a Level II facility, please refer to the VECCS website at www.veccs.org under the Facility Certification tab.
(The VECCS is an international, professional society of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and managers dedicated to promote the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care)