Emergency & Critical Care for Sick Pets
Emergency services and critical care for sick pets is an essential part of any animal hospital. Lucerne Veterinary Hospital is equipped and ready to treat acutely sick and injured dogs and cats.
Emergency Care, Day or Night
We are available for emergencies during our regular office hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Evenings, weekends, and holidays—Emergency care is provided by Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic (EMEVC) in Brewer, Maine.
EMEVC is a cooperative emergency practice owned and managed by all the veterinary practices in the Greater Bangor area. Dr. Miles is one of the founders of EMEVC and has served as the treasurer since its inception in 2001.
For assistance after hours, please call EMEVC at (207) 989-6267.
15 Dirigo Drive
Brewer, ME 04412
Critical Care for Sick Pets
Our hospital is equipped to care for many of the most complicated medical conditions when your pet is critically ill. We offer a state-of-the-art intensive care unit (ICU) for advanced treatments, surgical procedures, and monitoring. Our staff provides compassionate, skilled nursing care based on this fundamental question: What would I do if this was my own pet?
Fully Equipped ICU
Our intensive care unit is located in our treatment room, allowing us to see and monitor our patients at all times. Services in ICU include:
- Heated beds
- Constant rate infusions
- Central venous lines and CV pressure measurements
- Continuous EKG, blood pressure, and vital sign monitoring
- Stat blood monitoring including blood gases
- Constant monitoring for pain and stress
We also offer blood transfusions using our own blood bank. For owners interested in being with their pets, we offer complete access and visitation for our surgical and ICU patients.
Our facility is equipped to provide many advanced medical and surgical procedures, including the monitoring and nursing care required by these cases. Our well-trained nursing staff allows us to provide top-quality critical care to our canine and feline patients.