DVM FAQ

ACCES is committed to remaining a collaborative partner in caring for your clients and patients. To this end, our goal is to remain accessible to you and your team 24 hours a day.

Following is a selection of frequently asked questions. If your question has not been answered, please give ACCES a call at 206-364-1660. We look forward to assisting you.

The emergency service at ACCES is able to treat exotic pets, such as small mammals, birds and reptiles. We have a specially designed incubator to meet the temperature and humidity needs of some of these animals. We work closely with several exotic specialists and are able to stabilize your exotic pet in the event of an emergency.

Blood product can be shipped to your hospital via Fedex overnight. Please contact the ACCES Blood Bank at 206-364-1660 or bloodbank@criticalcarevets.com to make arrangements for product purchase and shipping. (Shipping prices vary depending on your location.)

The ACCES surgical team commonly performs the following procedures: abdominal exploration including gastrointestinal and urologic surgery, oncologic surgery and mass removal, trauma and reconstruction, correction of congenital abnormalities, thoracic and airway surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Our medical director, Beth Davidow, always want your feedback on how we are serving your clients. Please feel free to call any time.

Both of our surgeons perform laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures including laparoscopic liver biopsies, gastropexies, ovariectomies, and pericardial windows.

Our surgery department is equipped to handle a wide variety of orthopedic procedures for both emergent and chronic problems. Commonly performed orthopedic procedures include fracture repair, ligament stabilization, trauma reconstruction, medial patellar luxation and cranial cruciate ligament stabilization (including TPLO).

Please call our main number at 206-364-1660 to schedule a CT.

ACCES has digital radiology and ultrasound available at both ACCES Seattle and ACCES Renton. A four-slice helical CT is available at ACCES Seattle.

Please feel free to call 206-364-1660 to speak with any of our specialists if you would like to discuss a case prior to transfer. We are always happy to talk with you. If you know which specialist or department you would like your patient to see, you can have the client call us directly to set up the appointment. We will then fax you a referral form with a request for records and any previous imaging results that we will need prior to the appointment.

At the time of transfer, the receiving doctor will discuss whether you would like the patient to remain at ACCES if it continues to need hospitalization the next day or to plan to return to your facility. We work hard to develop a plan that works best for you and your clients. 

 

Once your patient is in our care, the ACCES medical team will continue to communicate with you regularly and share diagnostic results to ensure you are kept apprise of your patient’s progress. You will receive a fax or phone call within 24 hours of admission to our hospital, fax updates at least every 48 hours, and a full summary of the visit at the end of hospitalization. Our doctors are always willing to answer any question you have at any time so please call.

 

Please call our hospital at any time to refer a patient for emergency or ICU care. In order to best understand the needs of your patient, one of our staff emergency doctors or critical care specialists will ask to speak to the primary veterinarian about the case and discuss the transfer. We may ask you to fax relevant records ahead of time or to send copies of the records along with any radiographs with the patient. 

ACCES is fully staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week at both our Seattle and Renton locations. Your clients are welcome to give us a call at 206-364-1660 or stop by either location.

ACCES hosts continuing education seminars throughout the year presented by our specialty departments, veterinarians and technicians. Be sure to check back for updated course offerings.

In addition, we offer a selection of “Lunch and Learn” course offerings with programs available for all levels of your healthcare team. To request an ACCES "Lunch and Learn" at your practice, please email Virginia Piper at vpiper@criticalcarevets.com.