Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Small Animal Intensive Care


The Small Animal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides 24 hour care to critical patients who may be:

  • Medical or surgical cases referred by private practitioners or
  • Local animals with emergency illnesses or trauma

Patients may be placed in ICU for treatment as simple as requiring eyedrops every hour, to minute-to-minute observations. Extensive monitoring equipment and life support measures, such as IV fluids, heart monitors, and ventilators, are used to assist clinicians in the care of these patients.

The ICU is staffed by Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) and fourth year veterinary students who assist primary care veterinarians in managing emergencies ranging from seizures to cardiac and respiratory arrest.

The ICU operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Intensive Care Unit Personnel

  • Scylenea Alley, LVT
  • Andrea Collins, LVT, VTS(ECC), Manager
  • Kelsey Diehl, LVT
  • Shannon DiPietro, LVT
  • Megan James, LVT
  • Robin Lester, LVT
  • Carla Notario, LVT, VTS (Medicine)
  • Shaun-Claire Ogle, LVT
  • Mary Ridenour, LVT
  • Aubrey Willis, LVT