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Sat   9 a.m. -   Noon  

Columbia Pet Emergency Services

Expert Medical Care When Your Pet Needs it Most

Emergency Pet CareThe veterinarians and medical team at Ambassador Animal Hospital understand that medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. This is why we work to make sure you have access to the best emergency care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

During our regular business hours, Ambassador Animal Hospital medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. This includes our internal medicine expertise, diagnostic technology, and surgical suite. If possible, please call in advance at (803) 787-3840 so we can prepare for your arrival.

For emergencies that occur outside of our regular hospital hours, we refer our clients to the following emergency facility:

South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care
3924 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 561-0015

When Should I Seek Emergency Care for My Pet?

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, he or she may require emergency care. Please contact Ambassador Animal Hospital during normal business hours at (803) 787-3840 if your pet may need emergency care.