Emergency & Critical Care

Emergency & Critical Care

Our Emergency Veterinary Service and Critical Care is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays!

Our Emergency team is compassionate, professional, and provides the highest standard of care for your pets. Please follow the steps below to ensure we can quickly attend to your pet.

  1. When you dial our number, 561-741-4041, extension 1, please explain your pet’s problem to our veterinary technician. Calling before you bring your pet in for treatment will give our staff time to prepare for your pet’s individual situation and requirements, also enabling us to give you instructions for transport, if necessary.
  2. When you arrive at JPESC, we will examine and treat your pet as promptly as possible. Life threatening emergency cases will be treated first, regardless of order of arrival.Unfortunately, this may interrupt an examination in progress or cause a less critical patient a brief wait. Please be assured that our staff will work as quickly as possible to attend to all patients in a timely manner.
  3. If this is your pet’s first illness or emergency : Remain calm. Assess the situation. Remove the animal from any chance of further harm. BE CAREFUL – even a loving pet may bite and scratch when in pain.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this process, our anything regarding our emergency veterinary service – we are here to help!

Our Team
Joe Katz

Joe Katz

VMD
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Elizabeth Sigman

Elizabeth Sigman

DVM
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Alexis Torre

Alexis Torre

DVM
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Craig Stanton

Craig Stanton

DVM
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Amanda Causey

Amanda Causey

DVM
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Testimonials

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Kelly and “Jake”

Thank you all for helping Jake and getting him through emergency surgery. He is home being ‘protected’ by his pack. He is doing well and we are so grateful to you all.

‎Bob and “Calvin”

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You…so much for taking care of Little Calvin last night. You could tell I was a wreck and you went out of your way to communicate to me that he was in good hands (I’d say the best hands!) and that he would be cared for. And you totally did as promised!

Thank you for putting a nervous cat daddy at about as much ease as possible. I’ll never forget the kindness of both Laurell and Dr. Sigman!

Did I mention, thank you!

Ronald and “Vito”

Words cannot express what Vito means to us, I’ve had dogs my whole life, and this one is something special along with his sister . The gratitude I have for Dr. Carpenter, my daughter Victoria and the rest of the staff especially Carmen and Latimer is immeasurable!!!! We can’t thank Dr. Carpenter and the Jupiter Emergency Center, enough!

Hudson and “Kona”

I CANNOT speak highly enough of JPESC and their entire team. My dog Kona has been through a lot this year including UTI’s, a double ACL surgery, two herniated discs that left her initially paralyzed in the rear legs, followed by emergency spine surgery, and now we do consistent rehab with their incredibly extensive and all-encompassing facility with Dr. Yang and the team. This has happened over 6 months, and I feel like I can call them family. From the support we got as scared dog-parents when they told us Kona would need an emergency MRI and back surgery, to the happy hellos and goodbyes we get when we pick her up from rehab, I know we couldn’t have picked a better vet or emergency center to take care of our fur-child.

We first went to JPESC to get a second opinion from Dr. Latimer, about a limp Kona had for some time. Another vet told us she would need a hip replacement… wasn’t even her hip turns out, it was BOTH of her ACL’s. And he told us this with just a couple X-Rays! So incredible.
Dr. Latimer was so gentle with Kona and patient in explaining our options to fix her torn ACL’s. We opted with surgery and his prediction of what recovery would look like, and how long it would take was spot on. Even when Kona had some accidental licking of one of her sutures and caused an infection, the office saw her right away and got her started on antibiotics ASAP.

The following month, Kona had a horrible episode of pain (before we knew she had herniated two discs in her spine), so we took her to the ER side of JPESC and the night vet, Dr. Torre, was so kind to call me multiple times knowing I was concerned with how much pain she was in, and I couldn’t go into the office because of COVID precautions. The next morning we saw the emergency team again because Kona had become paralyzed overnight… The team met us at our car the minute we pulled into a parking spot, and carefully transitioned Kona to a stretcher so as to not injure her spine further (since they knew she probably had spinal cord damage causing the paralysis). Dr. Katz was so honest in his recommendation for a specialty neurology office, stating which office he would personally take his dog to, but also giving us a more affordable option too. They even kept Kona in the office on a pain medication IV drip while we went home to prepare her things for probable surgery later that day down in Boynton.

Fast forward a couple weeks and we were following up with the new in-house neurologist, Dr. Senneca, from Southeast Vet Neurology where Kona had her spine surgery! It made things so much easier for follow up having a neurologist in-office! And as soon as we were able to, we started Kona on a rehab package twice a week with Dr. Yang where she would go and do anything from stretching, to water treadmill exercises, laser therapy, and even acupuncture. I’ve gotten to know the rehab team the most out of all the departments at JPESC, and they are the sweetest, most patient, loving, and willing to go over the moon for Kona. In everything they do you can tell they love every animal that comes into their care, as well as the family they belong to. It means so much to share the ups and downs with people you know care about your pet and WANT to see them live their best life. Ultimately, Kona regained some but not all mobility, so we got her a cart per the recommendation of Dr. Yang. The office even placed the order for us and had it delivered to them so they could fit it to her and build it once it arrived. When I picked her up from rehab that day, they surprised me by bringing her out on her wheels and all shared in my happiness and happy tears as we watched Kona excitedly run around again.

This kind of office and staff doesn’t come around often, and you can tell JPESC only hires the best of the best, both personality-wise, and skill. Kona and I are honored to be a part of the JPESC family.

Susan and “Tela”

The service was great! Everyone was polite and they kept me updated throughout the process. We were an emergency so they had to squeeze us in but they were very efficient in the process. The doctor was informative about what was happening and my baby is on her way to recovery.

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Kelly and “Jake”

Thank you all for helping Jake and getting him through emergency surgery. He is home being ‘protected’ by his pack. He is doing well and we are so grateful to you all.

‎Bob and “Calvin”

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You…so much for taking care of Little Calvin last night. You could tell I was a wreck and you went out of your way to communicate to me that he was in good hands (I’d say the best hands!) and that he would be cared for. And you totally did as promised!

Thank you for putting a nervous cat daddy at about as much ease as possible. I’ll never forget the kindness of both Laurell and Dr. Sigman!

Did I mention, thank you!

Ronald and “Vito”

Words cannot express what Vito means to us, I’ve had dogs my whole life, and this one is something special along with his sister . The gratitude I have for Dr. Carpenter, my daughter Victoria and the rest of the staff especially Carmen and Latimer is immeasurable!!!! We can’t thank Dr. Carpenter and the Jupiter Emergency Center, enough!

Hudson and “Kona”

I CANNOT speak highly enough of JPESC and their entire team. My dog Kona has been through a lot this year including UTI’s, a double ACL surgery, two herniated discs that left her initially paralyzed in the rear legs, followed by emergency spine surgery, and now we do consistent rehab with their incredibly extensive and all-encompassing facility with Dr. Yang and the team. This has happened over 6 months, and I feel like I can call them family. From the support we got as scared dog-parents when they told us Kona would need an emergency MRI and back surgery, to the happy hellos and goodbyes we get when we pick her up from rehab, I know we couldn’t have picked a better vet or emergency center to take care of our fur-child.

We first went to JPESC to get a second opinion from Dr. Latimer, about a limp Kona had for some time. Another vet told us she would need a hip replacement… wasn’t even her hip turns out, it was BOTH of her ACL’s. And he told us this with just a couple X-Rays! So incredible.
Dr. Latimer was so gentle with Kona and patient in explaining our options to fix her torn ACL’s. We opted with surgery and his prediction of what recovery would look like, and how long it would take was spot on. Even when Kona had some accidental licking of one of her sutures and caused an infection, the office saw her right away and got her started on antibiotics ASAP.

The following month, Kona had a horrible episode of pain (before we knew she had herniated two discs in her spine), so we took her to the ER side of JPESC and the night vet, Dr. Torre, was so kind to call me multiple times knowing I was concerned with how much pain she was in, and I couldn’t go into the office because of COVID precautions. The next morning we saw the emergency team again because Kona had become paralyzed overnight… The team met us at our car the minute we pulled into a parking spot, and carefully transitioned Kona to a stretcher so as to not injure her spine further (since they knew she probably had spinal cord damage causing the paralysis). Dr. Katz was so honest in his recommendation for a specialty neurology office, stating which office he would personally take his dog to, but also giving us a more affordable option too. They even kept Kona in the office on a pain medication IV drip while we went home to prepare her things for probable surgery later that day down in Boynton.

Fast forward a couple weeks and we were following up with the new in-house neurologist, Dr. Senneca, from Southeast Vet Neurology where Kona had her spine surgery! It made things so much easier for follow up having a neurologist in-office! And as soon as we were able to, we started Kona on a rehab package twice a week with Dr. Yang where she would go and do anything from stretching, to water treadmill exercises, laser therapy, and even acupuncture. I’ve gotten to know the rehab team the most out of all the departments at JPESC, and they are the sweetest, most patient, loving, and willing to go over the moon for Kona. In everything they do you can tell they love every animal that comes into their care, as well as the family they belong to. It means so much to share the ups and downs with people you know care about your pet and WANT to see them live their best life. Ultimately, Kona regained some but not all mobility, so we got her a cart per the recommendation of Dr. Yang. The office even placed the order for us and had it delivered to them so they could fit it to her and build it once it arrived. When I picked her up from rehab that day, they surprised me by bringing her out on her wheels and all shared in my happiness and happy tears as we watched Kona excitedly run around again.

This kind of office and staff doesn’t come around often, and you can tell JPESC only hires the best of the best, both personality-wise, and skill. Kona and I are honored to be a part of the JPESC family.

Susan and “Tela”

The service was great! Everyone was polite and they kept me updated throughout the process. We were an emergency so they had to squeeze us in but they were very efficient in the process. The doctor was informative about what was happening and my baby is on her way to recovery.