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

Emergency & Critical Care

Call (321)725-5365 and speak to us about your emergency.

You can call and talk to one of our experienced emergency veterinary staff members 24 hours a day. While we can’t diagnose medical conditions or give specific medical advice over the phone, we can help you assess the situation and determine the best course of action. This also helps us be prepared for your pet’s medical needs more quickly when you arrive at the hospital.



While most other local hospitals provide minimal or no technical care overnight, we have a minimum of one experienced emergency doctor and two veterinary technicians on duty – even during the early morning hours.  By law, a veterinary technician is not allowed to administer medications or perform treatments without the direction of a licensed veterinarian. Be sure your pet is receiving true emergency care. 


We focus on critical illness and see patients who:

  • have an immediate need for emergency care – no referral is needed
  • are referred by a veterinarian for the care of a specialist, and/or emergencies or recovery services


If we are seeing your pet for the first time:

  • Please bring any laboratory reports, blood work, biopsy report, radiographs and ultrasounds with you or have your general practice veterinarian send them over. Having these items helps our veterinarians provide a more complete and accurate diagnosis and can prevent the need for repeat testing
  • Be sure to have a list of all medications, including strength and dosage that you are currently giving your pet.
  • A completed referral form from your general practice veterinarian (if applicable).
  • To save time at check-in, you may also want to bring a completed check-in form.

If diagnostic testing or surgery (including endoscopy or ultrasound) is a consideration, food should be withheld after 9:00 p.m. on the evening prior to your scheduled appointment.

Our pet care team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays to provide compassionate emergency, critical and specialty care. An emergency veterinarian is always on the premises and prepared to care for your pet and speak with you about their care.


As the first Animal Emergency Hospital in Brevard County, we are have seen a wide variety of cases and our staff is knowledgeable in all areas of emergency animal medicine. Additionally, our hospitals is well equipped with the latest in life saving equipment, technology and medicines.

Comprehensive Care

Emergency Veterinarian


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, hyperbaric oxygen or stem cell treatments.

Pet Parent Visitation Room

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


Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard (AECC) is Brevard’s leading full service emergency and specialty veterinary hospital. AECC has assembled an incredible team of outstanding individuals in the veterinary medical field. It is our goal to provide the highest quality care, utilizing the best trained veterinary personnel available. A veterinarian and full complement of staff are always on premises. AECC Board Certified Specialists include a full time SURGEONNEUROLOGIST, and INTERNIST.  A Board Certified CARDIOLOGIST , Board Certified DERMATOLOGIST and Board Certified ZOO Veterinarian visit monthly. There is an off-site Board Certified RADIOLOGIST who reviews all cases. A Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist is also on staff.

Working closely with each other, as well as with pet owners and primary care veterinarians, we’re able to deliver the best possible care by openly exchanging information and ideas for the betterment of our patients. Learn more about our emergency and critical care hospital.

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We proudly serve those in Central Florida including: Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Vero Beach, Titusville, Port St. John, Indialantic, Viera, Suntree, Kissimmee, Melbourne Beach, Sebastian, Harmony, Port Malabar, Grant, Micco, Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Patrick Air Force Base and surrounding areas.