Emergency Vets in South Carolina

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ADDRESS: 3484 Shelby Ray Court, Charleston SC 29414
TEL:(843) 614-8387
Welcome to Charleston Veterinary Referral Center. We are the most advanced and comprehensive specialty and emergency referral practice in the Southeastern U.S., having attained Level I Certification from the prestigious Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), and making it one of a select few Level I Certified Veterinary Hospitals in the nation.
ADDRESS: 1321 Oakcrest Drive, Columbia SC 29223
TEL:(803) 995-8913
A trip to a veterinary emergency and specialty hospital with your pet can be a stressful experience. The goal for our hospital and team is to provide a client and patient experience that is second to none. From building design and work flow to our caring staff, we go the extra mile to ensure you and your pet gets timely care with a smile.
ADDRESS: 3924 Fernandina Road, Columbia SC 29210
TEL:(803) 674-8413
Our mission transcends care to include educating you about your pet’s condition. We simply believe there is no better approach than that of informed decisions backed by innovative technology, experience, and insight. All are essential to providing compassionate care.
ADDRESS: 870 Gold Hill Road, #102, Fort MIll SC 29708
TEL:(803) 486-2550
Our UrgentVet mission is simple: We want to be here for your pet when your primary care vet can’t. Our goal is to provide quick, convenient, affordable care 365 days a year. Think of us as urgent care for pets in Fort Mill, South Carolina. We’ll be there when you need us most.
ADDRESS: 985 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mount Pleasant SC 29464
TEL:(843) 216-7554
Since 1999, Veterinary Specialty Care has provided the Charleston community with cutting edge facilities staffed by highly trained, and Board Certified veterinarians. Our hospitals are open 24/7/365 for Emergency services, while providing specialty and referral care on weekdays with our team of Board Certified specialists. We pride ourselves in giving our patients the best care possible, working with both you and your primary veterinarian to design a treatment plan that works for your pet.
ADDRESS: 121 S Blackstock Road, Spartanburg SC 29301
TEL:(864) 358-9721
Care Animal Regional Emergency Clinic of Spartanburg is a full-service animal emergency hospital taking care of both veterinary emergency cases as well as your pet’s urgent medical and surgical needs. Our veterinary emergency clinic serves Spartanburg, Greenville, the Upstate South Carolina and the Foothills of North Carolina. Our veterinarians, Dr. Chappell, Hughston, and Dr Mornane, are licensed & experienced in all types of veterinary emergency conditions and pet medical treatments.
ADDRESS: 319 E. 3rd North Street, Summerville SC 29483
TEL:(843) 216-7554
Since 1999, Veterinary Specialty Care has provided the Charleston community with cutting edge facilities staffed by highly trained, and Board Certified veterinarians. Our hospitals are open 24/7/365 for Emergency services, while providing specialty and referral care on weekdays with our team of Board Certified specialists. We pride ourselves in giving our patients the best care possible, working with both you and your primary veterinarian to design a treatment plan that works for your pet.

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 stabalize 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 manouver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

CPR:

  • If your pet is unconcious 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.