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    Animal Specialty &
    Emergency Center of Brevard

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    Animal Specialty &
    Emergency Center of Brevard

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    Animal Specialty &
    Emergency Center of Brevard

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    Animal Specialty &
    Emergency Center of Brevard

Canine Rehab

Canine Rehabilitation

Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard offers advanced recoveries therapies which include canine rehabilitation using a Veterinary Underwater Treadmill. The underwater treadmill is used to aid healing of pet's recovering from surgeries or injuries, as well as a valuable modality utilized as part of an exercise program for overweight and aging canines.

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Thank you for referring your clients to ASECB for their specialty or emergency care. We look forward to a partnership with you to provide exceptional veterinary care for all pet families visiting our facility.

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Conda B. (Facebook)

We took our 14 year old Bassett, Max, to Animal Emergency last week in respiratory distress. He was diagnosed with partial laryngeal paralysis and had surgery the next day to tie open his left vocal cord. We took him home the following day and he is doing great–breathing normally, more energy. Max received excellent care and we were treated with respect and kept informed the entire time. We feel very fortunate to have such a highly competent and compassionate hospital for emergencies and special needs for our animals. Thank you all so much!

Dr Borde, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Davin Borde

Dr. Davin Borde

Dr. Davin Borde is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine.

He completed a three-year cardiology residency at the Veterinary Heart Institute, has written several book chapters and lectured across the United States and the Caribbean.

Appointments

Do I need to make an appointment to be seen for an emergency?

Do I need to make an appointment to be seen for an emergency?

No. We see patients on a walk-in basis.

Do I need to make an appointment to see a specialist?

Do I need to make an appointment to see a specialist?

Yes. Specialists are only available during specific hours.

Emergencies & Treatment

What should I do if my pet ate my medication?

What should I do if my pet ate my medication?

Find out what kind and the strength of the medication and call poison control immediately 1-888-426-4435. A consultation fee will be charged. You may also bring the pet straight to ASECB.

It is the weekend and we ran out of my pet’s medication could you fill them?

It is the weekend and we ran out of my pet’s medication could you fill them?

No. We are not a pharmacy. In a situation where your pet MUST take the medication at all times, like seizure medication, heart medication, or insulin, a medication may be filled upon examination by our emergency veterinarian. The original medication bottle would need to be brought in with the patient.

Financial Questions

How much is a visit to your facility?

How much is a visit to your facility?

The Emergency Exam and Consultation Fee is $108. A Specialty Consultation (surgery, neurology, internal medicine, avian & exotic medicine or rehabilitation) is $125. The consultation prices of our visiting specialists (dermatology, cardiology) vary. Please call for more details about our visiting specialists. An in-depth treatment plan will be provided after the physical examination of your pet. Rehabilitation consultations also include your first rehab session and boarding for the day.

What type of payment do you accept?

What type of payment do you accept?

Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Care Credit, and Scratchpay

Do you offer payment plans?

Do you offer payment plans?

We do accept Care Credit and Scratchpay cards which offer zero interest payment plans.

Services

Do you administer vaccines?

Do you administer vaccines?

No. For vaccinations you should visit your primary care veterinarian.

Are you affiliated with my primary care veterinarian?

Are you affiliated with my primary care veterinarian?

Not directly, we are a privately owned practice. In emergency and specialty care situations, we partner with your veterinarian to provide the most comprehensive care for your pet. We do not have direct access to your pet’s records from your primary care veterinarian.

Do your veterinarians make house calls or have an ambulatory service?

Do your veterinarians make house calls or have an ambulatory service?

No. We only provide care within our facility.

Is there a veterinarian on staff all night?

Is there a veterinarian on staff all night?

Yes. We have a veterinarian and at least two technicians on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not close for holidays or hurricanes!

How long can I expect to wait?

How long can I expect to wait?

Most appointments take from 30-45 minutes. Wait time in the reception area is minimal. It does vary depending on the number of cases within the facility upon your arrival.

Dr Zacharia, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Trevor Zachariah

Dr. Trevor Zachariah

Dr. Zachariah earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology and D.V.M. degree from Michigan State University. Dr. Zachariah is also an alumnus of Louisiana State University, where he participated in an exotic pet and wildlife medicine internship and received his master’s degree in veterinary clinical sciences. He completed his Zoological and Aquatic Animal Residency through the University of Illinois, Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the John G. Shedd Aquarium. He has served as the Director of Veterinary Programs at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida since 2010 and the Director of the Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center since its inception in 2014.

Neurological Specialties:

Brain Abnormalities

The brain is a very complex organ. Several disease processes may affect it, such as inflammation, tumors, toxins, liver or kidney diseases, degeneration, and congenital diseases. If your pet has a disease affecting the brain, you may see a variety of clinical signs. These signs can be as dramatic as seizures, or as subtle as in-coordination; even headaches are suspected, in which case your pet may only be lethargic. Since the brain is not visible on x-ray, advanced imaging modalities such as MRI are often recommended. In addition to imaging, sampling the fluid around the brain and spinal cord via spinal tap may be required to identify the problem and plan specific treatments.

Seizures

A seizure is an imbalance of the neurotransmitters in your pet’s brain that can be potentially fatal if left untreated. Because of this risk, it is always recommended to visit the veterinary emergency room if your pet exhibits seizure activity. Anticonvulsive medications only treat the symptom, not the cause of the disease. Diagnostic tests such as blood test, radiographs, MRI, and spinal tap are commonly recommended for the seizing pet.

Spinal Disorders

Spinal disorders include a wide variety of diseases. You may see different signs that reflect the level of spinal cord disease. Your pet may not be able to use one, two, or all four limbs. The specific tests for spinal abnormalities are CT, CT with myelogram (outlining the spinal cord by injecting contrast material dye around it), spinal tap, and MRI. These tests will require general anesthesia to be performed safely and comfortably for your pet. If a spinal compression is identified, spinal surgery is often recommended to relieve the pressure on the spinal cord. As the spinal cord is a very sensitive organ, earlier decompression results in a higher chance for a full functional recovery.

Neurosurgery

Surgery can be performed to remove spinal cord compression to alleviate pain, in-coordination, weakness, and even paralysis.

Disc Disease

Neuromuscular Diseases

The peripheral nerve (nerves outside of the brain and the spinal cord) and muscle diseases all fall into the realm of neurology. A few examples of these diseases are tick paralysis, myasthenia gravis, laryngeal paralysis,megaesophagus (abnormal dilation of the esophagus), and metabolic muscle diseases. Electro diagnostic testing is one of the most informative methods used to identify neuromuscular disorders. This requires a very sophisticated machine (EMG) with which we can test the electrical activity of the muscles and the conduction capability of the peripheral nerves and spinal cord. The EMG can also evaluate the communication between the peripheral nerves and muscles. In addition to EMG analysis, muscle and nerve biopsies may be required to completely identify a neuromuscular disorder in your pet. In this procedure, very small incisions are made thru which samples of muscle and superficial nerves are collected for microscopic evaluation.

Conditions treated with HBOT:

Neuromuscular Diseases

  • Head Trauma
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Swelling
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Ulcers

Internal Medicine

  • Infection
  • Gangrene
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Radiation Injury
  • Tissue Damage
  • Animal Bite Infection
  • Bone Infection
  • Pancreatitis

Surgery

  • Non-Healing Wounds
  • Skin Grafts
  • Post-Op Swelling
  • Arthritic Disease
  • Fractures/Trauma
  • Amputations
  • Wound Healing

Emergency Medicine

  • Crush Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Infections
  • Burns
  • Smoke Inhalation
  • Sepsis
  • Exceptional Blood Loss
  • Snake Bite

How is HBOT Administered?

How is HBOT Administered?

How is HBOT Administered?

  1. Pet patients are placed into a comfortable chamber specially designed for animal patients.
  2. In the chamber, they receive 100% oxygen that is inhaled safely and painlessly at a pressure that is equivalent to 33 feet underwater (2 ATA).
  3. The healing oxygen is dissolved in the pet’s blood plasma, cerebrospinal and lymph fluids, enabling oxygen to reach damaged tissue three to four times farther than normally managed through red blood cells.
  4. Most patients are calm and relaxed during treatment and do not require sedation.
  5. Your pet is monitored during treatments, which usually last about one hour.

Can you bring your pet’s pillow or other comforting item? If so, what type of item is acceptable?

Can you bring your pet’s pillow or other comforting item? If so, what type of item is acceptable?

A blanket or pillow that is 100% cotton may accompany your pet into the chamber. Nothing is permitted that could generate a spark (no Velcro)!

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Comprehensive Care

Emergency Care & Treatment

When pets face immediate distress, illness or accidents that require urgent evaluation and treatment for life threatening problems.

Critical Care

After your pet has been stabilized, diligent nursing care, advanced diagnostics, individualized therapies, nutrition, and monitoring give your pet comprehensive, 24-hour critical care to avoid potential complications and strive for a return to health. This level of care gives your pet the best opportunity to improve and return home.

Specialty Care

When additional care is required by a Board Certified Veterinary Specialist or specialty services are needed such as physical rehabilitation or hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Should your pet have to stay at the hospital, a private visitation room is available. Read Our Visitation Policy.

Shelters

Brevard County Animal Services

North Shelter

  • 2605 Flake Road
  • Titusville, FL 32796
  • (321) 253-6608

Brevard County Animal Services

South Shelter

  • 5100 West Eau Gallie Boulevard
  • Melbourne, FL 32935
  • (321) 253-6608

HALO Rescue

Purrs and Whiskers Shelter

WILDLIFE EMERGENCY CARE

  • (321) 752-5120

SPCA of North Brevard

  • 455 Cheney Highway
  • Titusville, FL 32780
  • (321) 267-8221

Central Brevard Humane Society

  • “No Kill for Space” Shelter
  • 1020 Cox Road
  • Cocoa, FL 32909
  • (321) 636-3343

Humane Society of South Brevard

  • 2600 Otter Creek Lane
  • Melbourne, FL 32940
  • (321) 259-0601

Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary

WILDLIFE EMERGENCY CARE

  • Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary
  • 4560 North U.S. Highway One
  • Melbourne, FL 32935
  • (321) 254-8843

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Testimonials

Paul K. (Yelp)

Paul K. (Yelp)

I was referred here by the Brevard Zoo, when my beloved 20 year old cat died, and I was in a rush looking for cremation services. I called on a Sunday morning and spoke to Wendy, who sounded genuinely sympathetic and caring. She told me all the options by phone and that I could come in anytime. At night, I forgot who I spoke with,

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Conda B. (Facebook)

Conda B. (Facebook)

We took our 14 year old Bassett, Max, to Animal Emergency last week in respiratory distress. He was diagnosed with partial laryngeal paralysis and had surgery the next day to tie open his left vocal cord. We took him home the following day and he is doing great–breathing normally, more energy. Max received excellent care

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Serena Z. (Google)

Serena Z. (Google)

Everyone here thoughtful kind and caring. They are very prompt even when super busy. They helped us with a stray cat we found that is now our cat. He had scabies and they were not afraid to help him. They didn’t dismiss him at all. They were wonderful to us. Thank you.

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Sheryl and Dale K. (Yelp)

Sheryl and Dale K. (Yelp)

I have been meaning to commend Animal Specialty & Emergency Center for their outstanding care of our dog last year when she impaled herself on a garden fence. It was on a Saturday afternoon, we called our local Vet and the recording referred us to this center. Upon calling, was advised to bring her in immediately.

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Kathryn B. (Google)

Kathryn B. (Google)

Our dog Bella ingested some cooking oil and started vomiting this afternoon. We placed a call to the Animal Specialty & Emergency Center of Brevard. The receptionist I spoke to was calm and informative and recommended that we bring her in, as she could have pancreatitis. When we arrived we were immediately given a room and forms to fill out.

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Tammy C. (Facebook)

Tammy C. (Facebook)

I recently brought my parents’ dachshund to this facility. When she got there she had a few serious issues. We were actually afraid that we might lose her. She ended up spending a week at Animal Emergency. We picked her up this past Tuesday and I have to say, she looked so much better. They took really good care of her while she was there.

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  • Phone: 321-725-5365
  • Fax: 321-242-5755
  • 2281 W Eau Gallie Blvd
  • Melbourne, FL 32935

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