Our Services

Emergency Care

The Emergency Pet Hospital is designed to provide critical care for sick and injured pets when your regular veterinarian is not available.  When bringing in your pet for emergency care, if possible, please give us a call at (252) 444-1399 so that we may be fully prepared to take care for your pet upon arrival.

What To Expect

Upon entering the hospital, you and your pet will be greeted by one of our veterinary technicians or assistants and they will inform the Veterinarian of your arrival.  If your pets condition is critical and requires immediate attention,  we will take him or her to the treatment area for the veterinarian to examine and stablize .   If your pet’s condition is NOT critical, you and your pet will remain in the waiting area until an exam room becomes available.   
Once in an exam room, we will obtain vitals (temperature, weight, heart rate, respiratory rate, etc.).  and the veterinarian will assess your pet and discuss the best treatment plan taylored to meet your pets needs.

 Sometimes, your primary care veterinarian will transfer your sick pet over to our clinic for overnight or continuing care.  We will work closely with them to ensure the best possible care for your pet.  The Emergency Pet Hospital will routinely send information about your pet’s condition to your primary care veterinarian.

If your pet requires hospitalization with us, he or she will receive constant monitoring from our medical team of Veterinarians, technicians and assistants throughout the night.  Please feel free to give us a call at (252)444-1399 to inquire about your pet’s status. 

We understand how very stressful a pet emergency situation can be and we are more than happy to update you on how your pet is doing.

Internal Medicine

The Emergency Pet Hospital offers nearly 30 years combined experience in internal medicine.   In-house laboratory equipment allows us to perform a wide variety of diagnostic tests. 

Areas of clinical specialization include the treatment of complicated gastrointestinal, renal, respiratory, hepatic, endocrine, hematologic disorders and infectious diseases.  

Digital Radiology

The Emergency Pet Hospital uses digital radiograph technology as a critical tool in modern diagnostic procedures. Radiographs, which are commonly known as X-rays, are used to evaluate injuries and conditions which require more than external examination.  Digital radiology equipment gives us a non-evasive way to observe your pet’s internal physiology so that we can provide a more thorough and accurate diagnosis.  Our veterinarians use radiographs to detect bone fractures, bladder ​​
​​stones, tumors, soft tissue abnormalities (those related to the heart, stomach, intestines, reproductive, and urinary systems) as well as to locate ingested foreign objects such as toys, rocks, fish hooks and an odd array of various items.

The imaging procedure can be performed on calm and cooperative pets without sedation.  However, due to illness or injury your pet can be very painful. The veterinarian may administer pain medication, a sedative or general anesthesia in cases where a dog or cat has trouble becoming fully relaxed naturally.  The Emergency Pet Hospital also offers PetRays, a service that provides our radiographs to be evaluated by board-certified radiologists who give us their expert advice and reports within a few hours.

Surgery

We provide soft tissue exams along with surgical procedures ranging from minor traumas to major life threatening problems.  Some of these surgeries include, exploratory surgeries, foreign body removals, splenectomies, cesarean section, and gastric dilatation volvulus.

All surgeries are performed under the safest possible anesthetic and with the utmost attention to patient monitoring.   Surgical patients are monitored continuously throughout every surgical procedure by state of the are monitoring equipment.  We monitor all parameters such as, SpO2, blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and rhythm, end tidal CO2 and respiratory rate to ensure your pets safety while under general anesthesia.  After each surgical procedure, surgery patients are monitored continuously and carefully by a veterinarian and a veterinary technician or assistant at all times.  We strive to make our patients and their families as comfortable as possible, from your pre-surgical consultation to your pet’s dismissal.  We’re with you every step of the way, applying our commitment and expertise to ensure a safe procedure and a speedy recovery.