Veterinarian examining a cat on the medical table

About Us

Veterinary Emergency Care is dedicated to providing quality emergency and rehabilitative care for your furry friends.

Veterinary Emergency Care is dedicated to providing quality emergency and rehabilitative care for your furry friends.

Our Story

Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary was founded in 1998 as a collaborative effort between multiple practice owners in the Cary area to provide after hours emergency veterinary care for their patients. With the support of our referring veterinarians, AECC expanded to 24/7 services and hospitalization in 2016.

Veterinary Rehabilitation & Pain Management Hospital was founded by Dr. Shults after 3 years of full time emergency practice. This full-service veterinary rehabilitation hospital focuses on applying physical rehabilitation techniques and pain management to canine and feline patients who have physical limitations due to injury, neurological disease, surgery, or chronic pain. 

Dr. Shults has continued to gain related certifications, like in muscular trigger point dry needling, and is currently working on gaining Board Certification through the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Veterinary Emergency Care, PLLC Mission Statement 

To continually strive to provide the best care possible to our patients, through evidence based medical care to our patients, and excellent communication with owners, primary veterinarians, and veterinary specialists. 

We have a unique place in the local veterinary community – supporting the care of patients while also coordinating with local primary veterinarians and needed veterinary specialists. The quality of each employee’s work has a direct effect on our reputation and these relationships. 

Mission Statement for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Pain Management 

Our mission is to rehabilitate patients to a fully functioning lifestyle, free of pain, through physical rehabilitation techniques and various modalities of pain management. The guiding principle of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Pain Management is cooperation and coordination with other veterinarians, rather than competition. Rehabilitation patients need to be referred by a primary veterinary or a veterinary specialist, and working with these other veterinarians to the benefit of the patients is essential to successful treatment of the patient.