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Urgent Care in Rock Hill

During our regular clinic hours, Carolina Veterinary Specialists offers urgent veterinary care for issues that are not life-threatening.

(803) 909-8300

Daytime Urgent 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 Urgent Care

If you have an urgent issue after regular business hours, please visit one of the veterinary clinics listed below. 

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to call the 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

Veterinary Urgent & Emergency Care

If your pet is displaying any symptoms or behaviors you're concerned about, contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital location listed above.

While emergency departments address serious and life-threatening issues, our urgent care team at Carolina Veterinary Specialists addresses urgent, same-day issues that are not life-threatening. For life-threatening injuries, please visit our emergency page.

Emergency Care

Steps to Take In An Urgent Care Situation

If your pet needs urgent care, follow these steps:

  • Call Ahead If Possible - Call us right away during regular business hours. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above and let them know you are on the way. 
  • Follow Instructions Provided - You may receive instructions to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible when you call the hospital to let them know you are on your way. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain composed and extra cautious when around your pet. When an animal is in pain, it may react negatively and scratch or bite anyone trying to help.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Stay safe while bringing your pet to the Rock Hill veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Vet Emergency Care FAQs

Review our most frequently asked questions to find out more about bringing your pet in for an urgent care appointment at Carolina Veterinary Specialists

  • 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.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Carolina Veterinary Specialists provides urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in some situations this is not always possible. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see urgent care cases during our regular business 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

  • What situations require urgent veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of urgent situations that require immediate care:

    • Ear or eye issues
    • Bite wounds or lacerations
    • Limping
    • Nail or paw issues
    • Abscesses
    • Coughing/Sneezing
    • Decreased appetite 
    • Hives, swelling, or reactions
    • Bad breath
    • Urinary problems/accidents
    • Fever
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Rock Hill animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we can provide urgent care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an urgent care appointment into our vet's schedule, we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

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

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. In these cases, our vets will refer you to the 24/7 emergency pet hospital location listed above.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our urgent care veterinarians are experienced with cats and dogs. 

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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