Emergency Veterinary Care

At Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia, we have extended hours for urgent and emergency care for Maury County cats and dogs.

Extended Hours for Emergencies & Urgent Care

Contact Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia

  • Monday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tuesday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thursday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Friday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am

Call: (931) 548-2523

After-Hours Emergency Care Locations

Contact Nashville Veterinary Specialists

OPEN: 24 hours

Call: 615-386-0107


Contact BluePearl Pet Hospital

OPEN: 24 hours

Call: 615-333-1212


Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors which are causing you concern, contact our veterinary clinic as soon as possible, or the alternative after-hours emergency vets listed above.

The reliable and compassionate team at Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia offers veterinary care for pets. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - If you identify a veterinary emergency, call our clinic as soon as possible. If it is outside of our after-hours service hours, contact one of the two emergency alternatives we have listed above to let them know you are on your way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call us to let us know you are on your way, we may provide you with instructions to assist you in applying first aid or make your pet as comfortable as possible. Try to follow these instructions as closely as you can.
  • Remain Calm - keep calm and be extra careful around your pet if they are experiencing a veterinary emergency. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our veterinary clinic. We offer extended hours for emergencies until 12:00am 7 days per week. If your emergency is outside of our extended hours you can utilize one of the after-hours emergency vet locations above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Veterinary Wellness Clinic Of Columbia provides urgent and emergency veterinary care for dogs and cats from 8am -12am every day. It is always best to contact us in advance if you are able to, but we know that in an emergency situation, that isn't always possible.

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit one of the other after-hours emergency vet locations shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during the following hours:

    • Monday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
    • Tuesday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
    • Wednesday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
    • Thursday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
    • Friday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
    • Saturday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
    • Sunday: 07:00 am - 12:00 am
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our veterinary clinic in Columbia works similarly to a human doctor's office: it can be unpredictable, and you may have to wait.

    We aren't able to predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If at all possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the other after-hours animal emergency hospitals detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Veterinary Wellness Clinic of Columbia we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinary clinic is able to provide veterinary care to dogs and cats in Maury County.

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