WOOLWICH TWP. — Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey was recently certified as a Level II veterinary emergency and critical care facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
Saint Francis Veterinary Center is New Jersey’s only VECCS-certified facility, and is South Jersey’s only AAHA-Accredited Referral Practice.
In 2014, Saint Francis was honored as a Top 2 Finalist for Referral Practice of the Year, North America, by AAHA. The hospital is proudly family-owned and operated.
The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) now 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 VECCS.
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.
This certification program identifies three levels (I through III) based on facility operating hours, equipment and personnel.
The VECCS has identified a Level II facility as such: The Level II emergency and critical care facility is a 24 hour acute 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.