Emergency Services

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Dr. Anderson and the entire team at Anderson Animal Hospital understand that emergencies are never pleasant or convenient. Our compassionate veterinary medical staff is more than prepared to handle a wide range of emergencies during our regular business hours. We do ask that if possible, you give us a call prior to coming in so we can be prepared for your arrival.

One of our doctors is always on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If a pet's condition requires constant monitoring, we will evaluate and discuss with you options for a 24-hour facility if necessary.

When to Seek Emergency Care

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 until normal business hours. However, when discerning whether your pet needs emergency care, consider if she or he is exhibiting certain symptoms or has experienced any of the following:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Cuts, lacerations, or bite wounds
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Symptoms of heat stroke or hypothermia
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • Snake bites
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate


When it is in the best interest of your dog, cat, or horse, we refer to one of the following facilities depending on the nature of the medical issue and whichever center seems best able to handle the situation:

  • Carolina Vet Specialists
  • Tryon Equine
  • Shamblee Equine
  • Dr. Bud Keller in Cary, NC at Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice
  • SC Veterinary Internal Medicine & Surgery

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