Certified “Level I” by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
BOSTON, May 31, 2016 – The MSPCA-Angell announced today that its 24-7 emergency and specialty hospital, Angell Animal Medical Center, has been certified at the highest level by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS).
The VECCS offers a certification program to veterinary facilities that provide emergency and critical patient care in the United States. The purpose of the certification is to recognize hospitals that meet and exceed the rigorous standards and guidelines published by the VECCS, so as to raise the standard of patient care while also increasing public and professional awareness in the area of veterinary emergency and critical patient care.
“We’re very pleased that the VECCS has certified our work at the highest level,” said Dr. Kiko Bracker of Angell’s Emergency & Critical Care Unit. “Professional certifications such as these provide yet another layer of confidence for pet owners eager to know their animals are in safe hands and receiving best-in-class care while in our facility.”
The VECCS has identified a level I facility as one with 24-hour acute care with the resources and specialty training necessary to provide sophisticated emergent and critical patient care. Certified facilities must be open to receive small animal emergency patients seven days per week, 365 days per year and must have a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care employed full time and available for consultation either on-site or by phone 24/7.
For more information about Angell Animal Medical Center’s Emergency and Critical Care Services click here.
For more information about the certification requirements for a Level 1 facility, readers may refer to veccs.org and click the “Facility Certification” tab.
Angell Animal Medical Center cares for more than 50,000 animals every year and is one of the most acclaimed veterinary practices in the country. Angell’s76 doctors, including 36 board-certified specialists, work as a team to ensure high quality general wellness, emergency and specialty care. With 36 board-certified specialists and medical capabilities that include nuclear medicine and high speed 3D imaging, Angell is committed to providing a broad range of specialized expertise and experience, and delivering this care with one-on-one compassion that animals and their owners deserve. Angell at Nashoba provides low cost basic veterinary care for low income pet owners while Angell’s Boston and Waltham locations are open for emergencies 24 hours of every day of the year, and offer night and weekend appointments with our specialty services.
The VECCS is an international professional society of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and managers dedicated to promoting the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care.