Is This An Emergency?

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.

By walk-in
Exam Fee: $117.00


Monday – Friday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 10:00pm

If your pet experiences an emergency when we are closed, please call South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care 803-561-0015.