Emergency Vet Care in Hilton Head

Is your pet having an emergency? Our team can see emergencies and urgent cases during our regular office hours. We will identify if your pet’s situation is one we can handle ourselves, but if we feel your pet will require more intensive treatment than what our facility offers, we will refer them to the appropriate and nearest emergency vet.

We understand the stress and uncertainty of pet emergencies and will do our very best to help your pet and answer all your questions to put you at ease.

If you need emergency or urgent care for your pet, please call us at (843) 671-PAWS to let us know you’ll be on your way. Our veterinary team will prepare for your arrival.

We only treat emergencies during regular office hours. For after hours emergencies we refer to Carolina Veterinary Critical Care

What is an Emergency?

In many cases, our pets are masters of concealing illness and pain. While some situations, such as getting hit by a car or attacked by another animal (especially a wild animal) are obvious emergencies, others can be a little more subtle. These include:

  • Has not eaten or had water for 24 hours or more
  • Has not urinated or defecated in 24 hours or more
  • Straining to urinate/defecate
  • Lethargic, not very responsive
  • Abdomen looks bloated and feels firm to the touch
  • Eye is kept closed or looks red and irritated
  • Continuous coughing
  • Sleeping all day
  • Sitting with their head pressed against the wall

After-Hours Referral Emergency Vet

When our hospital is closed, we recommend contacting Carolina Veterinary Critical Care (which works out of an existing daytime veterinary practice, Coastal Veterinary Clinic). CVCC has an emergency vet available 24/7, so you can reach out to them at any time.