When your animal needs emergency or specialty care, as a pet owner, you want to know you can go somewhere with a trained team of veterinarians and technicians with expertise, professionalism and state-of-the-art technology. In Brevard, that “somewhere” is Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard.

Located on Eau Gallie and Croton Road in Melbourne, Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard (AECC) provides comprehensive pet care from diagnosis through recovery, offering emergency and specialty care in one location.

Animal-Emergency-and-Critical-Care-Center-of-BrevardIn an emergency, the trained veterinarians and technicians act quickly to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet, 24 hours a day. This may include such technologies as CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, endoscopy, digital radiography, arthroscopy or fluoroscopy.

“We try to continually raise the bar and move the bar forward as medicine advances,” said Kevin Brackett, DVM. “That has always been part of our goal.”

Just like your primary care physician referring you to a specialist, your primary care veterinarian may need support for your pet’s special condition. A team of board certified specialists work together with your primary care veterinarian to provide superior care for your pet. The staff includes over 30 people including six emergency veterinarians and four specialists in areas like neurology, cardiology and surgery.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, canine rehabilitation, acupuncture and stem cell therapy are offered to help pets heal faster and experience better quality of life after their illness.

Canine physical rehabilitation, which is similar to human physical therapy, can play a huge role in helping with weight loss and post-surgical recovery. Obesity in pets can lead to health disorders that could be life threatening. Physical rehabilitation can help pets that have joint disorders be more comfortable while getting exercise. Tools that are used include underwater treadmill, acupuncture, cold laser and other exercises.

Next year the team will celebrate 20 years of serving the community by working with primary care veterinarians and pet owners to diagnose and treat your pet’s emergency, complex or ongoing medical issues with compassion and respect — all under one roof.

Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard

2281 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne | (321) 725-5365

This article appears in the August 2015 issue of SpaceCoast Living. Did you like what you read here? Subscribe to SpaceCoast Living