VECCS Certified Level II Facility

The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) offers a certification program to veterinary facilities that provide emergency and critical patient care.  The purpose of this certification is to recognize those hospitals that meet and exceed the minimum standards and guidelines published by the VECCS.  The VECCS does this in the hopes of raising the standard of care while also increasing public and professional awareness in the area of veterinary emergency and critical patient care. There are currently only a handful of hospitals throughout the country with this achievement. Carolina Veterinary Specialists’ Matthews and Huntersville locations have passed the certification for designation of a Level II facility.


VECCS identifies a Level II center as a 24 hour acute emergency and critical care facility with the medical staff, personnel and training necessary to provide emergent and critical patient care.  This facility is open to receive small animal emergency patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For more information on VECCS certification, visit www.veccs.org