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Emergency Veterinary Care in Carrollton

Carroll County Animal Hospital is here to provide emergency and urgent veterinary care for dogs, cats and other pets at both of our locations all throughout our regular clinic hours. 

Daytime Emergencies

Contact Carroll County Animal Hospital Columbia Drive

Hospital Hours

Call: (770) 832-2475

Contact Carroll County Animal Hospital Oak Mountain

Hospital Hours

Call: (770) 834-1000

After-Hours Emergency Care

Contact Westside Animal Emergency Clinic


Monday - Friday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 AM (overnight)

Saturday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sunday: 24 Hours

Call: 770-819-1090

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that are causing you come concern, contact the Carroll County Animal Hospital location closest you. If your emergency is occurring outside of our regular hours, contact our partner emergency hospital above.

The compassionate, dedicated and reliable teams at our two Carrollton hospitals offer veterinary care for pets in the majority of emergency situations. Animals are our passion and we take immense pride in giving your pet the quality of care that they need when they need it the most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

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

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. 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 Carrollton veterinary clinics or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through some of the most frequently asked questions from our clients about bringing your pet into an emergency appointment at either of our Carroll County Animal Hospital locations.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

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

  • When is your clinic open?

    The veterinarians at each of our locations see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    Columbia Drive Location HoursOak Mountain Location Hours

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

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

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

    Our Carrollton animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If 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 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

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

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Carroll County Animal Hospital 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 veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs, but will see other small animals, such as birds and rodents, in serious situations. 

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