Exam Fee: $63.00
Saturday & Sunday
If your pet experiences an emergency
when we are closed, please call South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care 803-561-0015.
DOES MY PET NEED TO BE SEEN NOW?
If you are uncertain whether your pet is experiencing an urgent medical issue, please feel free to call our clinic at (803) 732-3883 so we can assess your situation and advise you on the best course of action. The following list provides some brief guidelines, however, please note that this list is not exhaustive and if you suspect your pet has an urgent problem, we advise you to err on the side of the caution and to bring your pet to our practice.
Please bring your pet in to us immediately if they are experiencing any of the following urgent health issues:
Your pet has experienced any type of trauma, such as: being hit by a car, falling from a great height, or being shaken by another animal.
Your pet has been in a fight with another animal.
Your pet has been bitten by a snake or other wildlife.
Your pet is having difficulty breathing.
Your pet has pale, gray, or bluish gums.
Your pet collapses and/or can’t get up.
Your pet has been vomiting for more than 24 hours or is vomiting blood.
Your pet has been having diarrhea for more than 24 hours.
Your pet has had or is having a seizure.
Your pet is bleeding from the nose, eyes, or mouth.
You think your pet has a broken bone.
You suspect your pet has consumed a toxic substance or plant.
Your pet is exhibiting the symptoms of heatstroke, which may include: rapid panting, bright red tongue, bright red or pale gums, thick saliva, lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Your pet has sustained an eye injury or appears unable to see
Your pregnant dog or cat is having labor complications, including going more than 3 hours between the delivery of each puppy or kitten.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
We know that an unexpected visit to a veterinary clinic can be a stressful time, and it is our goal to provide you and your pet with compassion and professional care during your visit, keeping you informed every step of the way.
When you arrive, our client care team will check you in and inform you if there is a wait time. It is always our goal to have your pet evaluated as soon as possible but due to the unpredictable nature of emergency medicine waits can occur and wait times can be unpredictable and fluctuate wildly. We thank you in advance for your patience.
A veterinary technician will escort you and your pet to an examination room to obtain your pet's history and vitals. Your veterinarian will perform a thorough examination and will provide you with their proposed treatment plan for any treatments or diagnostics they recommend.
If your pet arrives in critical condition our team will swiftly move into action to stabilize them and keep you informed of their condition and provide you with an estimate for emergency stabilization.