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Small Animal Clinic - Emergency and Critical Care Service (SAECC)

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is open to receive emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Although any information in advance of us seeing a patient on emergency is welcomed, it is not necessary. Patients admitted on emergency are triaged upon arrival and provided with lifesaving emergency care as necessary. All patients receive a complete evaluation by the emergency veterinarian on duty, and the client is informed of the findings of the examination. Diagnostic and treatment plans are recommended, and a complete estimate for emergency stabilization is provided to the client. Routine diagnostics such as lab work and plain-film radiographs can be performed at any time, and stabilization, intensive care hospitalization and 24-hour monitoring are provided as indicated. More complex diagnostic and surgical procedures can be performed on an emergency basis if the patient is not stable enough to wait for times when the hospital is fully staffed. Emergency diagnostic, surgical, and treatment decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with the appropriate specialty service. Communications with the primary care veterinarian for each patient seen during evenings and weekends include an emergency fax sent the next business day to inform the pet’s veterinarian of initial findings. Emergency veterinarians include our Small Animal Interns and SAECC Residents. The primary SAECC faculty members are Dr. Marie Kerl and Dr. Tony Mann. Dr. John Dodam and Dr. Keith Branson are anesthesiology faculty members with supportive roles in SAECC.

 

Faculty

F. A. (Tony) Mann, D.V.M., M.S.
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Professor
Director of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Services
Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Service Chief
Small Animal Surgery/Neurology Instructional Leader

Marie E. Kerl, D.V.M., M.S.
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Associate teaching professor

Keith R. Branson, D.V.M., M.S.
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists
Clinical assistant professor

John R. Dodam, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists
Associate professor veterinary medicine & surgery
Associate professor veterinary biomedical sciences
Department Chair

 

Residents

Christa Bernhard, D.V.M.
Small Animal Emergency Critical Care

Rachel Halpin, D.V.M.
Small Animal Emergency Critical Care

Vibha Rajagopalan Asokan, D.V.M.
Small Animal Emergency Critical Care

 

 
Small Animal Clinic

Appointment Information

Specialty Services

Faculty & Staff

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Regular Hours
Monday- Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(573) 882-7821

Emergency Services
Licensed veterinarian on premises
Available 24 hours a day
After hours and weekends,
please call (573) 882-4589

Location
Clydesdale Hall
900 East Campus Drive
Columbia, MO 65211

 
           
           

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