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Hawthorne’s Pet ICU

Helping your Pet Through the Hard Days Ahead

The hours following a high-risk surgery or the diagnosis of a serious illness are the most critical. Complications, infections, and even hemorrhaging and shock can put your pet’s life at risk once they come out of the operating room. Yet, many veterinary clinics are ill-equipped to handle the special needs of their patients, discharging pets too early and forcing their owners to play technician—or step into the role of ambulance driver as they shuttle their pet between the emergency hospital and their primary vet clinic.

Hawthorne Animal Hospital takes the stress off worried pet parents by admitting any high-risk patients to our 24/7 in-house intensive care unit (ICU) at our Glen Carbon location. Depending on the severity of a pet’s health injury or illness, they may stay several hours after surgery or for days while their condition stabilizes. It’s our goal to ensure no dog or cat returns home until they’re physically ready, and their families are better prepared to provide care.

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The Benefits of an Intensive
Care Unit for Your Pet

From the moment a pet enters our ICU, they are treated and observed by a full team dedicated to their recovery. While your pet is away from you, you can trust that:

Once your pet is discharged, your veterinarian will provide you with a custom care plan to continue any treatments and medications at home.

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Boarding a Pet With Special Needs? Consider Hawthorne ICU

In addition to admitting pets to our ICU immediately following a procedure, Hawthorne offers many of the same 24/7 care services to dogs and cats who are boarded in our facility when their owners are out of town. Pets who require extra assistance and attention because of their age or a chronic condition are provided with a higher level of supervision during their stay with us.

Hawthorne Animal Hospital, a small animal hospital and veterinary clinic, serves St. Louis Metro East area, including the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Troy, Alton, Granite City, Collinsville, Highland, Wood River, Roxana, Bethalto, Godfrey, Worden, and Hamel.

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