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Emergency Vet in Rock Hill

Carolina Veterinary Specialists provides emergency veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours.

(803) 909-8300

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Carolina Veterinary Specialists

  • Monday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm

Call (803) 909-8300

After-Hours Emergency Care

If you have a pet emergency after regular business hours, please visit one of the emergency veterinary clinics listed below. 

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to call the emergency clinic before arriving to ensure a veterinarian is on-site to assist you.

Contact CVS Charlotte

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 704-504-9608

Contact CVS Matthews

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 704-815-3939

Contact CVS Huntersville

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 704-949-1100

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital location above. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Carolina Veterinary Specialists offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. For injuries that are not life-threatening, please visit our urgent care page.

Urgent Care

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

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

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital 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 or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

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 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:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Sunday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm

  • 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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