Laytonsville Veterinary Practice
Laytonsville Veterinary Practice

Emergency + Critical Care


If your pet is experiencing an emergency, call us as soon as possible at (301) 948-0158.

For emergencies that fall outside of our business hours, see our referral page for a list of nearby 24-hour hospitals

Sometimes we examine patients who require hospitalization to receive adequate treatment of their symptoms. Our hospital includes separate dog and cat wards, as well as an intensive care unit (ICU), and is staffed by experienced technicians who are trained to administer treatments, monitor symptoms and assess for discomfort. Though we are not an overnight facility, we do have a technician who lives on the premises who provides late night treatments and can check in on hospitalized patients.

Our hospital is equipped to treat patients requiring:

  • Intravenous catheterization

  • Fluid therapy

  • Transfusion of blood products

  • Urinary catheterization

  • Vital monitoring (pulse oxymetry, EKG)

  • Oxygen therapy

  • Emergency and elective surgery

  • Injectable administration

  • Drain placement and care

  • Feeding tube placement

  • Warming units

  • Diabetic management

  • Continuous pain control


Common Emergencies + Diseases that may require hospitalization:

  • Kidney disease

  • Pancreatitis

  • Gastrointestinal foreign body

  • Urinary obstruction

  • Lacerations

  • Trauma

  • Poison ingestion

  • Bloat (Gastric Dilatation Volvulous)

  • Addisonian crisis

  • Pyometra

  • Spleen and other organ cancers

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis