CRITICAL CARE

Critical Care service available 7 days a week.

The Critical Care service at King Animal Hospital is comprised of emergency & critical care specialists (DACVECC), Drs Ainsley Boudreau, Jaime Chandler and Elizabeth O’Toole. The critical care service is typically on-site 7 days per week overseeing the intensive care unit (ICU) and providing primary care for the most-critically ill patients. The Critical Care service is also comprised of registered veterinary technicians and animal care attendants dedicated to providing 24/7 monitoring and nursing care for all patients in the ICU.


Different modalities we can offer for our patients in ICU may include, multi-parameter continuous vital monitoring, traditional oxygen therapy as well as high flow nasal oxygen therapy, ICU mechanical ventilation, blood transfusions as well as a variety of diagnostics including, quick assessment in-hospital lab work (including Radiometer, full in-house bloodwork, urinalysis, etc.) as well as off-site full laboratory support for diagnostics, in-house imaging capabilities (including CT/MRI, x-rays, and abdominal ultrasound), etc. We work as a team with the other specialists and the emergency veterinarians in the hospital to provide a collaborative approach to our patient care.

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OUR ICU OFFERS TREATMENT FOR A VARIETY OF CONDITIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:



Respiratory Emergencies

Sepsis/Septic Shock

Acute Cardiac Disease (i.e., arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, etc.)

Diabetes ketoacidosis

Addisonian Crisis

Anemia (Requiring Blood Transfusions)

Acute Kidney Injury

Post-Operative Complications

Severe Pancreatitis

Traumatic Brain Injury And Other Post-Trauma Care

Post-Cardiac Arrest Care

Coagulopathies




OUR BOARD-CERTIFIED CRITICALISTS

DR. AINSLEY BOUDREAU

DVM, DACVECC

Board-Certified Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Ainsley Boudreau graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2005. She completed a small animal rotating internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI in 2006. In 2007, she worked at the CARE centre in Calgary, Alberta as an emergency veterinarian. She then completed an ECC internship at the Iowa State University in 2008. She then returned to OVC to complete a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care from 2008-2011, where she became a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC). Dr. Boudreau has been working in the GTA for over 12 years as a small animal critical care specialist in private practice both caring for animals and teaching/training veterinary staff at various hospitals. Some of her professional interests include: respiratory disease, high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy, mechanical ventilation, sepsis, AKI and endocrine emergencies.

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DR. JAIME A. CHANDLER

DVM, DACVECC

Board-Certified Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Chandler graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Chandler worked as an emergency veterinarian at the London Veterinary Emergency Clinic for a year before pursuing a residency. She completed a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the world’s largest non-profit animal hospital, the Animal Medical Center in NYC, and became a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC). Dr. Chandler has been working in the GTA for over 10 years as a small animal critical care specialist in a private practice. She has been involved in caring for patients as well as teaching and mentoring veterinary interns and hospital staff. Some of her professional interests include: transfusion medicine, toxicities, pain management and endocrine emergencies.

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DR. ELIZABETH O’TOOLE

DVM, BSc. DVSc, DACVECC

Board-Certified Critical Care Specialist

Dr. O’Toole graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995 and then completed both an internship and residency at the University of Guelph. After finishing a fellowship at the University of Illinois in 2000, she became Board Certified by the college of America Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2001. Dr. O’Toole has worked in private practice in both Calgary and Toronto, and in academia at the Ohio State University and the University of Montreal.

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