Emergency Vet Care in Matthews, NC

In the event your pet needs urgent care during our regular business hours, you can trust us to give your pet the care they need. We’ll work to triage your pet and get them in to see a veterinarian as soon as possible for emergency vet care. If, however, we are unavailable or our hospital is closed for the day, please contact one of our referral emergency veterinary hospitals.

We're open:

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Having a pet emergency?

Call us at (704) 529-9777 during our business hours!

For After-Hours Emergency Vet Care

Please contact one of these emergency animal hospitals if your pet needs urgent care after-hours.

Signs of a Pet Emergency

Pet emergencies come in many different forms, and it can be difficult to know what’s an emergency and what can wait for an appointment with your veterinarian. If you ever have concerns about your pet’s health, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (704) 529-9777. Please watch for these signs to determine whether your pet needs urgent care:

  • Choking/gagging, unable to breathe
  • Chronic coughing
  • Vomiting/diarrhea for 24+ hours
  • Straining to urinate/defecate
  • Blood in stool, urine, or vomit
  • Ingested a foreign body
  • Ingested a toxin
  • Fought with another dog/cat or wild animal
  • Sustained blunt force injuries from a fall or collision
  • Bleeding heavily
  • Bleeding from ears or nose
  • Eye injuries
  • Sitting with forehead pressed to the wall
  • Suspected broken bones
  • Unable to walk or stand up
  • Is having or had a seizure
  • Collapse
  • Has not had any food or water for 24+ hours
  • Has been in labor for an hour or more without delivering any puppies/kittens
  • Seems to be in great pain (wincing when touched, avoiding movement, limping)
  • Appears confused or disoriented
  • Ears and nose feel unusually warm (indicates a fever)
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