Some emergency cases can require specialized care. We refer these cases to MedVet in Metairie and to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge. Both facilities employ veterinarians in all the major specialties, including critical care, cardiology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology and surgery. They also have 24 hour staffing of their ICU units and have advanced equipment such as MRI's and CT scanners. These facilities require down payments in the amount of the estimate given to be able to admit a patient for treatment.