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We treat our patients like they were our own pets, and realize how stressful it can be for you when your pet is sick or needs to be hospitalized. We offer emergency examinations, hospitalization, and other services 24 hours a day,  7 days a week.

Find accessible, quality care for your pet at Veterinary Emergency Care, a leading provider of rehabilitative and emergency veterinary services in the Triangle area. With highly trained veterinarians and support staff, as well as premium diagnostic equipment, we’re prepared to address a full spectrum of emergency medical needs when your regular veterinarian isn’t available.

We understand the stress that comes with seeing your pet sick or in pain. Receive the support you need at our clinic, where round-the-clock medical and surgical teams are standing by to help.

Is This an Emergency?

Maybe your pet has been hit by a car and is in obvious pain, or maybe your pet just isn’t acting normally and you are not sure if it’s serious. It’s also 11 pm on Friday night. We are here to help you and your pet with your emergency.

Emergency Services

We offer emergency examinations, hospitalization, diagnostic imaging, and emergency surgery, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What to Expect

The Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary is an after-hours facility that provides emergency medical and surgical services for your pets when your regular veterinarian is not available.

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  • Chemistry panel for organ function testing & electrolytes
  • Complete blood count, including white blood cells, red blood cells, & platelets
  • Clotting time (PT/aPTT)
  • Venous blood gas
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal Exam (float, direct, cytology)
  • Cytology for ear infections, mass aspirates, etc.

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Digital x-rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Contrast Studies

Critical Care Monitoring

  • Blood Pressure (Doppler & Oscillometric)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Capnography

Intensive Care

  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Thoracocentesis/Chest Tube Placement
  • Constant Rate Infusions
  • Blood & Plasma Transfusions

Emergency Surgery

  • Laceration Repair
  • Removal of foreign bodies from the intestinal tract/Chest Tube Placement
  • Gastric Dilation & Volvulus (Bloat)
  • Pyometra (infection of the uterus)
  • Dystocia & C-section
  • Hemoabdomen & abdominal masses
  • On Call Board Certified Surgeons available for major surgeries

Due to our hospital being dedicated to emergency and critical care, we are unable to provide routine health maintenance such as vaccines or heartworm prevention. We recommend that every pet be examined at least yearly by your primary care veterinarian for preventative care and recommended treatment.