Emergency Service



Starting with March 8, 2021, the Emergency Department of the Clinical Hospital for Pets operates NON-STOP (24/7).

0232 407 362

Emergency staff

Coordinator Emergency Service

PhD, Assoc. Prof. Mihai Musteaţă

PhD. Paula-Maria Paşca, veterinarian

Internal veterinarians in emergency medicine:

  • PhD. Andrei Blăgeanu, veterinarian
  • PhD. Denis Gabriel Borcea, veterinarian
  • PhD. Andreea Despa, veterinarian
  • PhD. Carla Pavlov Enescu, veterinarian
  • PhD. Cătălina Turcu, veterinarian
  • PhD. Raluca Stefanescu, veterinarian
  • Veterinary medicine students from years IV, V and VI.

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If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please contact the nearest emergency clinic immediately.

Conditions that may be urgent include:

  • Loss of consciousness or lack of response to external stimuli
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Collapse / Fainting
  • Blue, purple or pale gums
  • Trauma (car trauma, falls, injuries, etc.)
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Loss of balance
  • Lethargy or weakness
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Involuntary ingestion of a drug or toxic substance
  • Convulsive activity or active tremor
  • Walking difficulties
  • Hives or swelling of the face
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Pain
  • Severe or prolonged vomiting
  • Severe bloody diarrhea (red or black and tarred)
  • Swollen, relaxed, or painful abdomen
What happens when you arrive in the Emergency Department of FMV Iaşi?

After registration, a veterinary student / veterinary technician or emergency veterinarian (if available) will perform a triage. During the triage, you will be briefly interviewed about the pet’s condition. To further assess the stability of your pet, the student or technician may also record the basic vital parameters.

After this short assessment, you will be asked to wait with your pet in the waiting room or we may ask your permission to take your pet to the emergency treatment area, where they will be further evaluated by one of our emergency veterinarians.

If stabilization is recommended, you will also be asked for permission to perform basic diagnostic tests and will institute the therapy deemed necessary to stabilize your pet.

If your pet is taken to the emergency room, you must wait in the reception area. Please stay in the reception area so that emergency personnel can find you when needed.

During your visit to the Emergency Service, please understand that there may be delays. The reasons for the delays may not be obvious to you, but they are always related to how many critically ill / emergency animals need to be treated by our team at that time. We will do our best to keep you up to date on your pet’s condition and the length of time you should wait. Please be sure that your doctor’s priority is to care for your pet and other emergency patients, as well as those in critical condition in the hospital.

If your pet’s condition requires the advice of a specialist and he or she is not present at the time of the emergency visit, it may be necessary for your pet to stay overnight for a consultation the next day.

If the doctor on duty recommends that the patient be admitted for stabilizing vital functions, your pet will be referred to the doctor in charge of the patients in the emergency department hospital the next morning. He will monitor the patient throughout the day and will be in touch with you to communicate the results of the tests performed during the day or the response from specialists if an interdisciplinary consultation was required.

If you want to visit your pet during hospitalization, this can be arranged by the doctor on duty. For safety reasons, the visiting hours are limited to 2 hours / day (16.00-18.00). Set a time in advance for your visit. If you are visiting outside of the scheduled hours, you may have to wait a long time for a doctor to be released from work and prepare for the visit.