Veterinary Care for Emergency Situations

Veterinary Emergencies

Carroll Veterinary Clinic and Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic handle all after-hours pet emergencies at our Carroll Veterinary Clinic location in Hillsville. Get directions to our location. Your pet does not need to be a regular patient at our animal hospitals to take advantage of our emergency services.

If your pet has an emergency after regular business hours, on weekends, or on a holiday, call either animal clinic (Carroll Veterinary Clinic: (276) 728-4841 or Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic: (336) 789-0009 to leave a message for our on-call doctor. The veterinarian on call will return your call promptly, and, if needed, make arrangements to meet you at Carroll Veterinary Clinic in Hillsville. We do charge an emergency fee for after-hours visits and will collect payment at the time of your visit.

Our doctors are always happy to answer any of your questions, but we do ask you to be considerate and please limit after-hours calls to true pet emergencies that require immediate attention, such as:

  •   Severe accidents or trauma
  •   Broken limbs
  •   Hit by cars
  •   Attacks by other animals
  •   Difficulty breathing
  •   Continued vomiting or diarrhea
  •   Obstetrical emergencies
  •   Unusual swelling of the head or neck
  •   Collapse
  •   More than one seizure in a 24-hour period
  •   Bloating
  •   Severe pain
  •   Severe coughing

For non-emergency questions or concerns, please contact us during regular business hours.

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Other Recommended Veterinary Emergency Clinics

In a pet emergency, the most important thing is to get your pet quality care as quickly as possible. Carroll Veterinary Clinic may not be the closest facility to your location. If you are looking for a nearby pet emergency clinic, we recommend any of the following facilities:

Carolina Veterinary Specialists

1600 W. Hanes Mill Road

Winston-Salem NC

(336) 896-0902

Town and Country Animal Hospital

1605 N. Franklin Street

Christiansburg VA

(540) 382-5042

Pet Poison Helpline

For poison-related emergencies, please call the Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680 or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435. Please be aware that these poison control centers charge a fee to support their services and require a credit card number at the time of your call.