More space for Ontario Veterinary College’s Health Sciences Centre’s intensive care unit

Big changes are coming to the University of Guelph Veterinary Clinic.

The intensive care unit at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Center will double in size. The current site area is 4,000 square feet. This is due to renovation work that was just completed earlier this year.

According to the news release, the number of patients at animal hospitals has increased rapidly in recent years. According to OVC, more than 18,000 companion animal patients will visit HSC in 2021-2022. About 2,500 pets each year require complex critical care or specialized care in an intensive care unit.

There was a fundraising campaign launched by the OVC Pet Trust in 2020 that resulted in over $8.3 million. Half of that was donated by the late Dr. Catherine Bergeron, a longtime supporter of the OVC Pet Trust. The clinic’s newly renovated space will be called the Katherine Bergeron Emergency Center.

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The upgrade will also benefit the university’s clinical researchers working in various medical fields, including cardiology, neurology, oncology, internal medicine and surgery.

This follows a major renovation of the clinic in 2021, which upgraded the hospital’s surgical and anesthesia facilities and provided new spaces for clinical teaching.

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