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What To Do if You Have an Emergency or Your Pet Needs Critical Care

Emergencies are an unfortunate part of life. We take steps to keep our pets safe but sometimes accidents still happen. It's best to know exactly what you would do in case of an emergency long before an actual emergency happens.

Before 5:00 pm After 5:00 pm

One of our patients being given an x-ray

Emergencies Before 5:00 pm

We can handle all emergencies at our hospital until 5:00 pm. Please call ahead. By calling ahead we will be able to advise you on the best options for transporting your pet, and our staff will be able to make preparations for your arrival based on the emergency your pet is experiencing.

Emergencies After 5:00 pm

If you are experiencing a pet health emergency after 5:00 pm, please call one of the emergency animal hospitals for small animals listed below for assistance.

UpstateVet Emergency & Specialty Care
393 Woods Lake Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 233-7650

Western Carolina Regional Veterinary Emergency Hospital
205 N Highland Lake Road
Flat Rock, NC. 28731
(828) 697-7767

The veterinarians at Travelers Rest Animal Hospital will stay in touch with the emergency hospital and receive updates on your pet in order to monitor their condition. When your pet is released from the emergency hospital our doctors will take over their care and will be responsible for all follow up care and pain management.

Critical Care and Monitoring

If your pet is stable enough to be released from the emergency hospital, but still requires hospitalization, our hospital and doctors will care for and monitor your pet closely until he or she recovers sufficiently to return home.

Trust and confidence in your veterinarian and their staff is critical at such a stressful time. We know that you are worried, frightened, and sad that your pet’s life may be in jeopardy. We understand your feelings and we will always treat you, your family, and your pet with compassion, understanding, and respect.

If you are experiencing a pet health emergency during business hours please call us right away!