Catawba Animal Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for current patients during our regular clinic hours.

(803) 366-8188
After-Hours Emergencies

Daytime Emergency Care

Catawba Animal Clinic

OPEN: Monday - Friday 07:30 am - 06:00 pm; Saturday 08:00 am - 01:00 pm*

Call: (803) 366-8188

After-Hours Emergency Care

Carolina Veterinary Specialists

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 803-909-8300

Emergency Veterinary Services

Is your pet experiencing any symptoms or behaviors you're worried about? Contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above.

Our reliable and compassionate team at Catawba Animal Clinic offers basic veterinary care for pets in emergency situations.

For more complex patients, we often stabilize patients and refer them to the hospital above. Animals are our passion, and we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

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. 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 towards 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 veterinary clinic in Rock Hill or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Review our most frequently asked questions listed below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency at Catawba Animal Clinic

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Catawba Animal Clinic provides emergency and 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 emergency situations that's 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 listed above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday:07:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday:07:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday:07:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday:07:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday:07:30 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday:08:00 am - 01:00 pm
    • Sunday:Closed

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

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

    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Unconsciousness
  • 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 are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

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

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs.

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