Urgent Care Service in Hickory

Carolina Animal Specialty & Emergency’s veterinary urgent care department works with our specialists and exceptionally trained emergency veterinarians, along with our qualified staff, to work together to continually provide the highest-quality care for your cat or dog. If your pet is in critical condition or needs continuous monitoring, our veterinarians and staff are ready to manage the case.

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Our Approach to Urgent Care

Carolina Animal Specialty & Emergency’s team collaborates with your local veterinarian to provide exceptional care to the sickest patients. Our ICU is staffed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with either a veterinary specialist or one of our highly-trained ER veterinarians. Since we never close, we are here to provide continual monitoring, diagnostics, and care for your critically ill pet.

If your pet is experiencing a significant illness, trust our staff to provide 24/7 care for your pet.

No matter the severity of the situation, we’re ready to see your pet back to health.

If your pet has an underlying illness or experiences surgery complications, we’ll administer 24-hour monitoring and care.

Providing Critical Care Services to Your Pet

From state-of-the-art facilities to our compassionate experienced staff, we are prepared to provide 24-hour care in the event your pet needs immediate help. We also have an isolation ward to keep all patients comfortable while recovering from contagious illnesses.

Our urgent care service treats a variety of conditions including complicated diabetes, pancreatitis, trauma, organ failure such as congestive heart failure, liver or kidney disorders, infectious diseases, sepsis, and many different toxicities.

Our urgent care team is available 24 hours a day to provide your pet with expert medical care and wide range of clinical knowledge and training in veterinary ICU techniques, including:

  • Oxygen support for those pets experiencing respiratory distress- including nasal oxygen, oxygen cages
  • In-hospital diagnostic laboratory testing including blood gases
  • Pain management for an acute issue or post-surgical pain control
  • Support for severe disease problems, sever injuries including wound care and stabilization
  • Blood transfusions
  • Advanced CPR

Carolina Animal Specialty & Emergency’s exceptional veterinarians and technicians use an approach to treatment that involves selecting the techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a patient’s particular problem. We provide our patients with remarkable care always keeping their comfort as our top priority. The entire team at CASE is readily available to support every patient’s specific need. Communication with your primary veterinarian is always a priority.

Referring A Pet

If you need assistance diagnosing or treating a particular patient case, please contact our referral coordinator to let us know you have a patient on the way, and we will arrange care for your patient. Thank you for the referral and trust in our care.

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