Critical Care


In an emergency, our Critical Care specialty service could save your pet’s life. You can count on our experienced team, led by board-certified criticalists, for the best in diagnostics and therapeutics. Our registered veterinary technicians will ensure quality care for your pet during this crucial time.

If your pet is critical, or suddenly develops an acute, life-threatening disease, he or she will need immediate care. Following initial emergency treatment, our team closely monitors your pet around-the-clock. Our doctors and technicians are never far away from patients requiring this level of care, and we will work hard for the best possible outcome.


  • Apheresis
  • Mechanical ventilation 
  • Respiratory failure management
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Septic patient management
  • Monitoring and correction of blood gas, electrolyte and acute cardiovascular abnormalities
  • Nutritional Support
  • Trauma Management

Our Team

Beverly Thompson

DVM, Practice Limited to Critical Care

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Andrea Oncken

DVM, Diplomate ACVECC

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We are an emergency and veterinary specialty hospital available and fully staffed with experienced veterinarians and support staff 365 days a year.

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Your primary veterinarian can refer you to Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center for consultations and appointments.

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Patient Referral Information

Telephone consultations are available to primary veterinarians, so please do not hesitate to call if we may be of assistance. To refer a patient, please submit the referral form below online.

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We are currently experiencing a large volume of cases and longer wait times. Please call ahead at 360-635-5302.