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24 Hour Veterinary Emergency Care for Your Pet

Animal Medical Hospital is open to receive walk-in emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

pet emergency and critical care

If your pet is experiencing an emergency right now, please call (704) 334-4684(704) 334-4684 immediately.

Your best friend is in need of immediate medical care. Time is of the essence. You can take comfort in knowing that the emergency and critical care team of Animal Medical Hospital is here for you both. Our staff will provide your companion with state-of-the-art medical and surgical veterinary care, giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your pet is in good hands.

Animal Medical Hospital is open to receive walk-in emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are staffed by veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and assistants dedicated to providing the highest quality emergency care during your visit. Our team receives continuing education throughout the year to provide the best possible care for your pet and our state-of-the-art technology, including digital radiographs, ultrasound, an in-house laboratory, and a dedicated ICU, help us diagnose and treat your pet as quickly as possible in these urgent times.

Among the services available in our Emergency and Critical Care Unit are in-house blood work, digital X-rays, oxygen, emergency surgery, and critical care monitoring.

Please note that these types of trauma usually require emergency medical attention and may threaten your pet’s life if not treated:

  • Bleeding
    Bleeding from any part of the body; blood in feces or urine
  • Coughing
    Severe, persistent coughing; choking sounds
  • Diarrhea or Vomiting
    Continued or severe diarrhea or vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
    Shallow breathing; seems to be choking
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Eye injury
    Redness; swelling; squinting; discharge
  • Ingested toxin, poison, or foreign object
    Any household or garden chemical, human medicine, medicine overdose of any kind
    Swallowed rocks, bones, sharp objects, cloth material, string, etc.
  • Injured
    Hit by a car; hurt by another animal; fallen from a great height
  • In pain
    Pet is crying out
  • Lethargic or non-responsive
    Cannot stand or move; not responding to voice or touch
  • Lumps
    Lumps that are growing rapidly or are bleeding
  • Trouble urinating
    Straining or painful urination
  • Weight loss
    Dramatic or unexplained weight loss over a short period of time; not eating

Please use care when handling your pet if he or she has been injured. We encourage you to call us at (704) 334-4684(704) 334-4684 before coming in so that we can prepare for your arrival. When you arrive at AMH, your pet will immediately be triaged so that we may determine his or her stability. If your pet needs to be hospitalized, the admitting veterinarian will discuss with you the proposed treatment plan.

"My dog is so happy when we come in. I know he is loved and well taken care of while he is there."

— Anonymous