VECCS Level 1 Emergency and Critical Care Facility
We are ecstatic to announce Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center has been certified by VECCS (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society) as a Level 1 Emergency and Critical Care Center. We are the first and only in the Central Valley, and the fourth in the nation to receive this certification. Without the support of the client community and veterinary community, this designation would not have been possible.
VECCS has identified a Level I facility as such: “A Level I 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. This facility is open to receive small animal emergency patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The level I facility 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.” www.veccs.org
For more information in regards to the certification requirements for a Level I facility, please refer to the VECCS website at www.veccs.org under the Facility Certification link.