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VMC Announces New Fee Structure for Small Animal Emergency Service

Responding to the needs of clients and their pets in this challenging economic time, the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State University has implemented a new emergency visit package that will reduce the cost of the first visit, effective July 1, 2009.

Clients will receive the finest in emergency care with more animal healthcare resources in one location than anyplace else in the state. Client’s initial visit will cost $75, including office call, physical examination and estimate of costs for any other services that might be required.

  • DVM on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Six DVM Interns rotating in Emergency Care and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Five full-time registered ICU veterinary technicians with 25 years combined experience
  • Emergency care director (DVM) has 25 years of ICU experience, board certification in anesthesiology, and a PhD in cardiovascular physiology
  • Senior registered veterinary technician board-certified in critical care
  • Full access to complete advanced imaging technology, including:
    • MRI
    • Digital Radiography
    • Echocardiography
    • CT
    • Ultrasonography
  • Board-Certified radiologists to provide expert imaging interpretation
  • Board-Certified specialists available during the day and on call as needed for emergencies and consultations after hours
  • Full surgical team available for emergency surgery
  • Complete clinical pathology and microbiology laboratory on site, available 24/7
  • Full monitoring capabilities with centralized large-screen cardiographic display
  • Blood bank
  • Oxygen cages
  • Biosafety/biosecurity oversight provided by specialists from all areas
  • Full-service pharmacy for hospitalized patients

For more information, contact the VMC Small Animal Hospital at (515) 294-4900.