VETSS: We are always here to helpEmergency Vet Clinic, Charlottesville VA
Get Emergency Vet Care for Your Pet in Charlottesville, VA
If you’re worried about your pet’s health, or do not know if you should bring your pet to a vet, call us right away to talk about your pet’s condition. We have licensed veterinarians, licensed technicians and a team of courteous support staff here to help guide you.
Our Animal Hospital is open 8am-8pm, 7 days per week.
VETSS is proud to serve the emergency veterinary needs of the greater Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley area.
Call us immediately if you believe your pet:
- May have ingested something it shouldn’t have
- Experienced physical trauma
- Is displaying worrisome and out-of-the-ordinary behavior (vomiting, diarrhea, listlessness, ataxia (wobbly when walking), limping, crying out in pain, not eating or drinking for several days, urinating blood, or other unusual behaviors).
Signs Your Pet May Be Having an Emergency
- Pale gums
- Rapid breathing
- Weak or rapid pulse
- Change in body temperature
- Difficulty standing
- Loss of consciousness or Seizures
- Excessive bleeding, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Inability to urinate or defecate
Our Promise to You
As emergency and critical care providers, we believe in compassionate care. We understand that our patients and owners are distressed, and oftentimes suffering. We believe that honesty and integrity are paramount in our relationships with our clients and the referral doctors who trust their patients to us. We believe that maintaining the highest standards of care for your pet must not be compromised by other goals. Finally, we promise to provide a dedicated veterinary team in order to offer the best emergency medical care and comfort for your pet.
In house laboratory, pharmacy, and blood bank:
To better serve our patients and clients, VETSS
After care, we ensure that all medical records, radiographs, and other pertinent findings are accessible to your primary care veterinarian and any referral hospitals.
What to Expect At Our Emergency Clinic
When you arrive at our facility, you will be greeted by our calm, courteous, professional team. They will assess and begin care for your pet as soon as possible. We know it can be difficult to wait outside while your pet is being treated, but we appreciate your adherence to our curbside policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our veterinary technicians provide regular updates on your pet’s condition, and get your consent before any procedures. Our reception team is also available to answer any questions you have during your pet’s visit.
If possible, call us before your visit so we can be prepared for your animal’s medical situation. We make every effort to see patients in a timely manner, but give priority to those with critical and life-threatening conditions. This may create a delay for patients whose conditions are not life-threatening.
We're located across from the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO).
Please call ahead when possible.
VETSS proudly serves all of the greater Charlottesville region: From Harrisonburg to Richmond, including Fluvanna, Orange, Albemarle, Culpeper, Rockingham, Greene, Madison, Louisa, and Augusta Counties.
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