Small Animal Emergency Services

Small Animal Emergency Services

5091 US HWY 1 N.
Vass, NC 28394
910-246-0405 Fax:  910-246-0408

Critical and Intensive Care Hospitalization
Wound Repair
Toxic Ingestion
Blood Transfusions
Digital Radiography
Pain Management
In House Lab/Diagnostics
Laser Therapy
The doctors and staff at Small Animal Emergency Services  are well-trained not only in everyday animal care but emergency situations as well. Whether a transfer from  your regular veterinarian or a walk in  emergency, we will assess your pet and quickly determine the appropriate care.
Our Services
  Emergency Care for Dogs and Cats
Small Animal Emergency Services offers a wide range of emergency services for your dog or cat.  Whether it’s a minor illness or life threatening trauma, our caring and highly-skilled staff will be there for you.  We’re open Friday at 6:00 p.m. through Monday at 8:00 am.  and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 p.m.  unil 8:00 a.m. We are open 24 hours on holidays.  Please let us help you during the times your regular veterinarian is not open.
In most  cases, it’s best to call your primary care veterinarian first during the  times when your veterinarian is open for business.  Many times your  veterinarian can provide care for your pet in an environment that is more familiar to you and your pet, and often in a location that is  closer and more convenient to you. 
We can also help you and your primary care veterinarian care for your pet when your veterinarian’s office is closed (nights, weekends, holidays).  If your pet needs “intermediate care”, such as monitoring after surgery or to continue care for an ongoing illness, we work as part of the  overall health care team for your pet.
Please note  patients will be triaged by our Animal Technicians and more seriously ill pets may be seen before less ill pets.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy provides a drug-free option for enhanced patient care.
Effective relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling.
Extremely well tolerated by pets.
No known side effects.
May decrease the need for surgery and medications.
Reduces healing time.
Requires no sedation or clipping.
Quick to administer (approximately 3 to 6 minutes per site).
Allows pet owners to be present and feel that they are participating in the healing process.
Degenerative joint and disc disease
Hip dysplasia
Dermatologic disorders (eg, hot spots, interdigital dermatitis, acral lick granuloma).
DeepAcute and chronic otitis
Periodontal disease (eg, feline stomatitis)
Post-operative healing (eg, to treat incision pain and reduce inflammation before the patient wakes up).
Acute traumas (eg, sprains or strains without radiographic changes or ruptured ligaments).
Reasons to Seek Emergency Care
These are some animal emergencies that should receive immediate veterinary consultation and care.
Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop within 5 minutes.

Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging.

Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine
Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool.

Injuries to your pet's eye(s).

You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc).

Seizures and/or staggering.

Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s).

Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety.

Heat stress or heatstroke

Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than 2 episodes in a 24-hour period, or either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here.

Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more.

The bottom line is that ANY concern about your pet's health warrants, at minimum, a call to your veterinarian.