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24/7 Emergency Vet for Cats & Dogs in Rock Hill

Carolina Veterinary Specialists provides 24/7 emergency veterinary care including Saturdays and Sundays.

Call (803) 909-8300

24/7 Emergency Care

Contact Carolina Veterinary Specialists

  • Monday:24 hours
  • Tuesday:24 hours
  • Wednesday:24 hours
  • Thursday:24 hours
  • Friday:24 hours
  • Saturday:24 hours
  • Sunday:24 hours

Call (803) 909-8300

Emergency & Urgent Care Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away. The reliable and compassionate team at Carolina Veterinary Specialists offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - We understand that in an emergency, you may be unable to call us in advance, but it's always best if you can. Call  (803) 909-8300
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let us know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively toward anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Rock Hill veterinary clinic .

Pet Emergency FAQs

In situations that require immediate attention or could potentially be life-threatening, we provide emergency veterinary care. 

  • What is considered an emergency?

    These situations are considered emergencies and as such, require immediate care. If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms or has had an accident, bring them to our office immediately: 

    • Continuous coughing/gagging, choking, or difficulty breathing 
    • Staggering and/or seizures
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of extreme anxiety or pain 
    • Bleeding from the mouth, nose, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Heatstroke or heat stress
    • Severe lameness, fractured bones, or inability to move leg(s)
    • You know or suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as rodent poison, chocolate, xylitol, antifreeze, etc.)
    • Unconsciousness
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; more than two episodes in 24 hours
  • What is the difference between urgent care and emergency care?

    While serious and life-threatening issues are addressed in emergency departments, pet owners can bring their animals to Carolina Veterinary Specialists for urgent care.

    We address urgent, same-day issues that should be treated but which are not life-threatening.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our vets are experienced with cats and dogs.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    While it's always best to call us ahead of time if possible, we understand that emergencies can develop quickly and there may not always be time to do so.

    If the situation prevents you from calling, please do not hesitate to bring your pet to our clinic for immediate attention.

  • When is your clinic open?

    We see emergency cases during our regular clinic hours.

    • Monday:24 hours
    • Tuesday:24 hours
    • Wednesday:24 hours
    • Thursday:24 hours
    • Friday:24 hours
    • Saturday:24 hours
    • Sunday:24 hours

  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    A veterinary emergency hospital operates similarly to a human emergency department—the amount of time you'll need to wait can be unpredictable. 

    We cannot anticipate which cases will arrive and when they will come in, but cases will be prioritized based on medical needs.

    You will be able to take a seat in our comfortable waiting area, and we will do our best to keep you updated regarding wait times and your pet's status.

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. In these situations, we will refer you to one of the emergency locations above.

Vet Care for Rock Hill Pets

Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Rock Hill, accepts new patients to our specialty services by referral only. Our emergency/urgent care service welcomes all patients.

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