Emergency Vets in Charleston

There are times a dog owner may wonder, “Is my dog sick? Should I take him to the 24-hour emergency veterinary clinic?” Making the decision to take a pet to the emergency clinic can be a difficult one, especially since most emergency vet clinics charge $100+ just for an exam. So monitoring your pet’s vital signs at home can be a great way to determine how sick your dog may be.




Veterinary Specialty Care

Open 24 Hours - 7 Days a week!

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985 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 216-7554

3163 W. Montague Ave.
N Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 744-3372

Medical Care:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology

Surgical Care:

  • Neurology
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

Emergency Care

  • Emergency Facilities
  • On-line Pre-Registration

Advanced Imaging

  • Digital Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Endoscopy
  • Fluoroscopy
Charleston Veterinary Referral Center

Open 24 Hours - 7 Days a week!

3484 Shelby Ray Court
(West Ashley)
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 614-8387
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Diagnostic Imagingsick pup
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Radiology (consulting)

Warning signs that your dog is unhealthy and needs medical attention:

  1. Coughing, vomiting, gagging, and retching.
  2. Heavy panting, shortness of breath, or irregular breathing patterns.
  3. Discolored bowel movements, diarrhea, or constipation without a known cause.
  4. Discolored urine, frequent urges to urinate, or straining during elimination; out-of- character "accidents".
  5. Unexplained changes in body weight, thirst, or appetite.
  6. A change in your dog's odor.
  7. Lumps, cuts, scratches, or bite marks on your dog's skin (self-inflicted or otherwise).
  8. Hair loss or excessive dander, often accompanied by excessive licking.
  9. Any evidence of parasites.
  10. Even if there are no outward warning signs, changes in your dog's behavior can be indicative of a serious problem. Talk with your animal health provider if your dog displays signs of anxiety, depression, lethargy, fatigue, trembling, falling, stumbling, or sleepiness. These behavioral cues, which may only be noticeable to you, may be your sick dog's way of telling you he needs help.