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24/7 Emergency Vet for Dogs & Cats in Greensboro

Carolina Veterinary Specialists offers 24/7 emergency veterinary services including Saturdays and Sundays.

Call (336) 632-0605

Meet Our Emergency Veterinarians

Our Board-Certified Veterinary Criticalist

A criticalist is a board-certified veterinary specialist in emergency and critical care. This person is dedicated to treating life-threatening conditions, from illness to trauma.

Meet Dr. Lisa Olsen       Meet Our Emergency Vets

Emergency Animal Hospitals FAQs

Our Greensboro Emergency veterinary care is the treatment of animals in situations that require immediate attention, or could potentially be life-threatening.

  • What is considered an emergency?

    The following situations are considered emergencies, and require immediate care. If your pet has had an accident or is experiencing any of these symptoms, bring them in immediately. 

    • Unconsciousness
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • You know or suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Choking, difficulty breathing or continuous coughing/gagging 
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; more than two episodes in 24-hours
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
  • What emergency services do you offer?

    We offer state-of-the-art emergency care at our emergency clinic for your four-legged family members. We are equipped to provide specialized diagnostics, complete surgical services, and hospitalization.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    We always recommend calling us ahead if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations this is not always possible. If your situation does not allow time for you to call, please do not hesitate to bring your pet in to our clinic for immediate attention.

  • When is your emergency clinic open?

    We are open 24/7 for 365 days a year. 

  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    A veterinary emergency hospital is just like a human emergency department—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will come through our doors, but we will prioritize cases based on medical need.

    We provide a comfortable area for waiting and we will do our best to keep you updated regarding wait times and the status of your pet. 

  • Will you keep in touch with our primary care veterinarian?

    Yes, we update your primary care veterinarian with your pet’s medical history and files to ensure seamless, integrated care.

What To Do In A Pet Emergency

We understand that emergencies can be stressful for you and your pet. Knowing what to expect at our emergency veterinary clinic will make the process easier for both of you. 

Call Ahead If You Can

In an emergency, we know you may not be able to call us, but if you can it’s always best.

If you have time, you can also complete our New Patient Form in advance. 

New Patient Form

Get To Our Hospital Quickly

You will be escorted to an exam room and asked to complete our New Patient Form if you have not already done so. 

A veterinary technician will triage your pet, before a veterinarian completes a full exam. 

Determine Treatment

Once your pet has been assessed, our veterinarians will formulate a treatment plan so they can receive the best possible care. 

We'll also keep your primary care veterinarian updated with your pet’s medical history, files and treatment plan.

Caring for Pets in Greensboro

Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro accepts new clients to our specialty services by referral. Our 24/7 emergency service accepts all clients.

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