We offer animal emergency care services. If you're concerned about your pet, never feel embarrassed about contacting us (803-648-5489). A simple phone call could save your pet's life. A local Answering Service will call one of our doctors immediately, and you will receive a call back quickly. Please do not email or leave a message on our voicemail, because we do not screen these systems frequently during the day.
When is it an Emergency?
- Your pet has experienced some kind of trauma, such as being hit by a car or a blunt object or falling more than a few feet.
- Your pet isn't breathing or you can't feel a heartbeat.
- Your pet is unconscious and won't wake up.
- Your pet has been vomiting (blood) or has had (bloody) diarrhea for more than 24 hours.
- You suspect any broken bones.
- Your pet is having trouble breathing or has something stuck in its throat.
- Your pet has had or is having a seizure.
- Your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose or mouth, or there is blood in the urine or feces.
- You think your pet might have ingested something toxic, such as antifreeze, rat poison, household cleansers, or any kind of medication that wasn't prescribed.
- Your pet, particularly your male cat, is straining to urinate, or is unable to.
- Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, and refusing to socialize.
- Your pet collapses or suddenly can't stand up.
- Your pet begins bumping into things or suddenly becomes disoriented.
- You can see irritation or injury to your pet's eyes, or it suddenly seems to become blind.
- Your pet's abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or it is gagging and trying to vomit.
- You see symptoms of heatstroke: red gums, panting excessively, sudden collapse.
- Short-nose dogs (Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pekinese, etc.) are particularly susceptible.
- Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more than three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens.
The health and well being of your pet is our main concern especially during an emergency. Though we strive to offer our patients the best in veterinary medical care, there may be times when your pet may require extensive emergency critical care. This is why we work in partnership with 3 additional Veterinary Emergency Care Clinics in our area.
Augusta Animal Emergency
208 Hudson Trace, Augusta, Georgia 30907
St. Francis Animal Hospital
2647 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909
South Carolina Veterinary Emergency Care
3924 Fernandina Rd,Columbia, SC 29210
Veterinarians at these facilities will provide our patients the best quality emergency care while working closely with our Hospital by keeping us informed of your pet’s condition.