WESTBURY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury has been certified by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) as a Level 1 Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility. Level 1 is the highest qualification and certified facilities must meet stringent requirements in operating hours, staffing and equipment.
“Level 1 certification is an achievement and testament that VCA is committed to providing the highest level of emergency care possible,” said Dr. Todd Lavender, President, VCA Animal Hospitals and Petcare Services. “We welcome and appreciate the opportunity to continue serving the most critical patients in the Greater New York area as a certified facility.”
A Level 1 emergency and critical care facility is a 24-hour acute care facility with the resources and specialty training necessary to provide sophisticated emergent and critical patient care. It must be open to receive emergency patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The facility must also 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.
Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury offers specialized care, diagnostics and treatment, including internal medicine, surgery, oncology, neurology, critical care, and 24/7 emergency care for dogs and cats.
About VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury
Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury offers a full complement of specialty services in many veterinarian disciplines, including Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, and Surgery, ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality and most comprehensive veterinary care available. Our specialty departments are staffed by caring specialists with years of advanced training and experience, and they are all dedicated to one thing: helping your pet become well again.
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars, Inc. family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.
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