Emergency Care

Emergency Veterinary Care in Jacksonville, NC

Providing Critical Pet Care When You Need It Most

At Carolina Forest Animal Clinic, we understand how worrying it can be when your beloved pet requires emergency care. That's why we are dedicated to providing the best emergency pet services in Jacksonville, NC. Our experienced veterinarians and staff are on hand to provide fast and effective treatment for any medical issue your pet may face. From minor injuries to life-threatening emergencies, our compassionate team is here for you and your furry family member when they need it most.

We strive to ensure that all pets receive the highest quality care at the most affordable price possible, so you can feel confident knowing that your pet will get the help they need. If you require emergency care after hours, please contact Coastal Veterinary Emergency Clinic at (910) 455-3838.

Call us at (910) 601-1939 for emergency care during operating hours.

Common Veterinary Emergencies for Dogs & Cats

Common veterinary emergencies for cats and dogs include anything from acute illnesses to severe injuries. Our veterinarians are trained to recognize signs and symptoms of potential medical crises and provide immediate care for your pet.

Acute illnesses may include sudden changes in your pet's health, such as:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Changes in behavior
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting

If you're concerned your pet is experiencing an acute illness that requires immediate attention, contacting our team is the best next step.

Injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to more severe trauma, such as lacerations, broken bones, and head trauma. Emergency veterinary services are necessary for any pet that is seriously injured or in shock, as prompt medical attention may be necessary to save their life.

At Carolina Forest Animal Clinic, we provide emergency care for pets day and night. Our team of experienced veterinarians and technicians will give your pet the care they need to get through their emergency. Contact us today if you are concerned your pet requires emergency care. If you need emergency care after hours, please call Coastal Veterinary Clinic at (910) 455-3838.

Signs of an Emergency

To get your pet the care they need in an emergency, you must be able to recognize the signs of one. We know that you are likely not a veterinarian, so we have put together a list of symptoms to look out for that may indicate that your pet needs emergency care.

Contact us for emergency care if your cat or dog is exhibiting any of the following signs:

  • Bleeding that doesn't stop
  • Breathing difficulties or choking
  • Eye injuries or sudden blindness
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Loss of consciousness or seizures
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Signs of heatstroke, such as heavy panting, rapid heartbeat, and lethargy
  • Signs of poisoning, such as vomiting, diarrhea, or seizures
  • Signs of severe pain or injury, such as limping or holding a limb unnaturally
  • Swelling in the mouth, face, or neck

If you suspect that your pet is experiencing an emergency, it's essential to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in many emergencies, and early treatment can be the difference between life and death for your pet. Call our team as soon as you suspect that something is wrong. If we are not available, call Coastal Veterinary Clinic at (910) 455-3838.

Preparing Your Pet for an Emergency Visit

There are some vital precautions that you should take when bringing your beloved pet to an emergency veterinarian appointment.

First, it is best to be prepared with your pet's medical records, history, and any medications they are taking. Your vet will need this information to make the best possible diagnosis and treatment plan. Also, have your pet's identification documents, such as their license or microchip information.

It is also vital to always call ahead before arriving at a vet clinic so that we can prepare in advance for your pet's emergency needs.

We understand that an emergency trip to the vet can be stressful, and we are here to help you through it every step of the way. Our team will do everything possible to ensure your pet is given the best medical attention and treatment they need. Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns or if your pet needs emergency care. We are here to help your pet get back to good health soon!

For Emergencies, Trust Our Team at Carolina Forest Animal Clinic

If you require emergency veterinary care in Jacksonville, NC, call our team at Carolina Forest Animal Clinic. Should you need care after hours, call Coastal Veterinary Emergency Clinic at (910) 455-3838. Our team is standing by and ready to provide immediate care in your time of need.

Call us at (910) 601-1939 or contact us online for more information about our emergency services.

Why Choose Us For Your Pet's Needs?

  • In-house laboratory, radiology department, surgery suite and pharmacy
  • Relaxed, quiet atmosphere with a loving and caring staff
  • Highly experienced, professional and personalized care
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    - Amber J.
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