Critical Care Unit

Critical Care Unit at IndyVet

The Critical Care Unit at IndyVet is for hospital patients who are in need of intensive treatment, stabilization and monitoring.  Our Critical Care Unit is led by, Dr. Becky Zaremba, a board-certified specialist in critical care.  A board-certified criticalist is trained to treat patients requiring intensive care due to serious disease or trauma.  Dr. Zaremba also works side by side with our emergency doctors and technicians to assist them in the initial treatment of ER cases presenting in crisis. Our criticalist leads a team of highly trained and certified technicians who have been trained to stabilize and provide care for our most challenging medical cases.

Our CCU provides support for post-operative patients who have critical pre-existing medical conditions such as sepsis, cardiovascular instability or respiratory compromise. Our highly trained critical care staff are focused exclusively on navigating these patients through their crisis so that they can be reunited at home with their families.

For Our Referring Partners:

Referring veterinarians with patients requiring intensive care for conditions such as severe respiratory compromise, cardiovascular conditions, or metabolic conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis or Addisonian crisis, can be referred to the critical care unit bypassing general admission through the Emergency Department.  Direct referral to the CCU allows critical patients the most immediate treatment for their condition. 

CCU Team

Our CCU treats the following emergent issues:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Respiratory distress
  • Trauma
  • Sepsis
  • Toxicities
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Heart failure and arrhythmias
  • Seizures
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Kidney injury and urinary disorders
  • Metabolic diseases