VSEC Levittown named National Trauma Center
LEVITTOWN, Penn. – Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown has been named a National Trauma Center, which puts it in an elite group of veterinary hospitals.
“This is exciting, because it shows we stand out as one of the leaders in the country for emergency and critical care,” said Dr. Garret Pachtinger, a veterinarian who is board-certified in emergency and critical care, and director of VSEC’s Trauma Medical Center.
The distinction is only open to veterinary hospitals that have achieved an exceptional level of care, but there’s another important aspect of being named a Trauma Center. Such hospitals study trauma patients so trends can be evaluated, improving the veterinary profession as a whole.
“Our goal here is not only to provide great care for our patients, but also to contribute to the greater good and future of veterinary medicine,” Pachtinger said.
VSEC’s Philadelphia and Levittown hospitals are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with veterinarians always on duty to handle emergencies and (7) Board-Certified Critical Care Specialists on staff. VSEC Conshohocken is scheduled to open in early summer 2017.
About Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
Founded in 1994, VSEC’s mission is to enhance the human-animal bond by providing our community of referring veterinarians and pet owners with exceptional emergency and specialty veterinary care. Our doctors and staff accomplish this goal by upholding our core values of professional excellence, teamwork, integrity, compassion and service. VSEC offers services in anesthesia/pain management, cardiology, critical care, dentistry & oral surgery, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine, holistic medicine & acupuncture, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology and surgery. Our board-certified specialists and staff clinicians work together to ensure the most comprehensive medical care for our patients. VSEC has been a BluePearl Veterinary Partners member hospital since January 2015. BluePearl is a national provider of expert veterinary care with more than 60 hospitals in 21 states.