Just like a human emergency room or trauma center, a modern veterinary emergency hospital requires more extensive equipment than found in a typical practice. Our hospital is able to provide ultrasound, state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring, ultrasonic blood pressures, electrocardiograms, advanced surgery, and much more. As an emergency practice requires immediate blood test results, our hospital has also invested in an extensive on-site laboratory. In addition, operating an emergency/specialty hospital requires a highly trained staff of doctors, veterinary assistants and technicians working long and difficult hours. As a result, the overhead in operating an emergency hospital is greater than for a normal veterinary hospital. This is reflected in fees that may be somewhat higher than your regular veterinarian’s but are comparable with other Bay Area emergency/specialty hospitals. Our hospital prides itself on providing an excellent value in convenient, high-quality emergency and specialty care for your pet.