After Hours Emergencies
If you have an emergency outside of our regular business hours, we recommend that you contact Carolina Veterinary Specialists with several convenient locations.
Open Evenings, Weekends & Holidays
2225 Township Road, Charlotte, NC 28273-3903
12117 Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078-9278
4099 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC 28104
A veterinary emergency is any situations that requires immediate or urgent attention, or that could potentially be life-threatening.
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care.
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Choking, difficulty breathing or continuous coughing/gagging
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Injuries the eye(s)
- You know or suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; more than two episodes in 24-hours
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more