|Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas Adds New Critical Care Service Line and Specialist
Cary, N.C. –January 14, 2008 –The Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas (VSH) recently added critical care to their list of specialties and has hired Dr. Scott Wells to lead this new daytime service. Dr. Wells will be responsible for ensuring that patients with critical needs are treated with the most appropriate care in response to their rapidly changing status. Addition of this service will also ensure that patients can be seen the same day as referral when deemed necessary by the pet owner or referring veterinarian. Dr. Wells will be based at the Cary facility and will also manage VSH’s new internship program starting in July of 2008.
Critical care doctors not only receive advanced training in emergency treatment but are also equipped to deal with the ongoing needs of hospitalized patients. Dr. Wells will attend to and stabilize the seriously ill or injured pets when other specialists are tied up in procedures, appointments or surgeries.
"We decided to add critical care as a new service line because we felt there was a need to ensure that critically injured or sick animals receive immediate care," said Veterinary Specialty Hospital co-founder, Dr. Kevin Concannon. "Bringing Scott on board will allow us to keep our schedule of appointments and procedures while still attending to the critically sick animals that come in as emergency patients or as referrals. One other benefit of this new addition is having a criticalist to work with the ER staff on quality control for patients taken in at night or on the weekends."
Dr. Wells is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a three-year residency in emergency and critical care at the New England Medical Center in West Bridgewater, Mass. Prior to his residency, Wells worked at Ocean States Veterinary Emergency Service in Tiverton, RI. Previously, he assisted with emergency care at Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Clinic of New England in Waltham, Mass. and at the Peninsula Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Yorktown, Va.