For Pet Owners

Animal Emergency Critical Care is proud to be among the select few veterinary hospitals in the region to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to our clients and their pets.

Oxygen's vital, life-sustaining properties are increased exponentially when administered under high pressure. For pets experiencing illnesses or injuries, this therapy can offer significant enhancement of treatment, reduce pain, speed recovery time and decrease hospitalization.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, works by providing 100% oxygen (nearly 5x that available in room air,) at approximately twice the atmospheric pressure. By saturating not only the blood but the tissue and other fluids in the body with oxygen, wounds are able to heal faster through stem-cell mobilization, bacteria are hindered, swelling and inflammation are drastically reduced and post-operative complications are mitigated. The end result is improved health care for your pet.

HBOT is a non-invasive therapy available as an out-patient treatment. Sessions generally take less than two hours.

Common conditions treated include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Post surgical care
  • Back/disc injury or surgery
  • Thromboembolic events (stroke, saddle thrombus)
  • Burns/smoke inhalation/CO poisoning
  • Pancreatitis, vasculitis
  • Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia
  • Hematological infections
  • Snake bites
  • Post CPR

To schedule a consult or speak with our HBOT-certified veterinarians, call 703-777-5755.