Emergency Vets in Hickory, NC

Looking for an emergency vet in Hickory, NC? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.


      List of Emergency Vets in Hickory, NC

      CATAWABA VALLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1043 3rd Avenue Drive NW, Hickory NC 28601
      TEL: (828) 327-7100
      Catawba Valley Animal Hospital, located in Hickory, North Carolina, operates as a full-service, small animal hospital. We offer comprehensive veterinary services including wellness care, preventative medicine, surgery, digital radiography, an in-house laboratory and pharmacy, K-Laser therapy, and dental care.

      VETERINARY REFERRAL HOSPITAL OF HICKORY

      ADDRESS: 126 US Highway 321 SW, Hickory NC 28602
      TEL: (828) 328-6697
      If a veterinarian needs a specialist’s help with a patient case, we have the resources to help support the patient’s case. We’re proud to be trusted by veterinarians and pet owners throughout North Carolina, and we take that trust seriously. It’s a big part of why we’re open 24/7 for emergency walk-ins and immediate referrals.

      BLUE SKIES VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 816 US-321, Hickory NC 28601
      TEL: (828) 327-7387
      Our goal is to exceed your expectations. We strive to provide timely service, compassionate care, sound medicine and exceptional communication. Complete physical exams are the cornerstone to our care. We recommend annual physical exams on young healthy pets and biannual exams after eight years of age or where there are medical concerns.

      BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL (HICKORY)

      ADDRESS: 1610 8th St Drive SE, Building E, Hickory NC 28602
      TEL: (828) 261-0356
      For over 50 years Banfield has partnered with the nation’s pet owners in providing the best health care possible. You can rest assured that when you partner with Banfield, your pet’s overall health and well-being will be top priority.

      VIEWMONT ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2870 2nd Street NE, Hickory NC 28601
      TEL: (828) 328-2448
      We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website. As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.
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      Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

      Has your pet experienced some kind of trauma and in need in emergency care? Here are some of the signs to look when determining whether your pet needs an emergency vet:

      • Pale gums
      • Rapid breathing
      • Weak or rapid pulse
      • Change in body temperature
      • Difficulty standing
      • Apparent paralysis
      • Loss of consciousness
      • Seizures
      • Excessive bleeding

      How to Handle Your Injured Pet

      It is possible that your pet can act aggressively when they’ve been injured. It’s important to be careful how you handle them for their safety and your own.

      For Dogs:

      • Be calm and go slow when approaching.
      • If your dog appears aggressive, get someone to help you.
      • Fashion a makeshift stretcher and carefully lift your dog onto it.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      For Cats:

      • Cover your cats head gently with a towel, to prevent them from biting you.
      • Very carefully, lift your cat into its carrier or a box.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      First Aid Treatment At Home

      Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabilize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.

      Bleeding:

      • If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
      • If possible, elevate the injury.

      Choking:

      • If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
      • If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich maneuver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • If your pet is unconscious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
      • First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
      • Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
      • To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
      • Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
      • Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.