Emergency Animal Hospital
in Greenville, SC

We Keep Tails Wagging.

We are a fully-equipped emergency animal hospital. Greenville and Taylors clients can always bring their pets in for immediate care during our regular office hours: Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 12 pm. Closed every Sunday.

Our emergency vet is able to handle critical needs of all types. In addition to our state-of-the-art surgical suite, we have an emergency animal hospital staff that is trained to tend to your dog or cat quickly. Often, it is more comforting for a sick or injured pet to receive care in a calm, familiar setting, from their regular veterinarian, than to go to a new place, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, when they are hurting.

If you believe your pet needs urgent care, we suggest calling our office at (864) 271-1112 right away so that we can prepare to treat your pet as soon as you arrive. Of course, we understand that sometimes there is no time to call, and our emergency vet welcomes walk-ins.

Emergency Injury Illness Ingestion and Allergic Reactions Pet Dog and Cat Veterinary Care In Greenville South Carolina

 If you need emergency animal hospital services in Greenville or Taylors after hours, please visit the Animal Emergency Clinic or call them at (864) 232-1878.

Their convenient, Woods Lake location open on nights, weekends, and holidays to treat your pet’s initial needs and monitor your pet’s condition.

When is it an emergency?

Ambassador Animal Hospital advises Greenville and Taylors  pet owners to bring their companions in immediately for any acute or complicated medical issues. We recommend contacting our emergency animal hospital if your pet is experiencing any of the following:  

Ambassador Animal Hospital Emergency Veterinarian Pet Care Greenville SC

Injuries

  • Your pet has a broken bone or sudden and unexplained lameness
  • Your pet has a severe injury such as those sustained from car accidents or fights
  • Your pet has had a long-distance fall
  • Your pet is suffering from severe blood loss or bleeding that won’t stop within 5 minutes
  • Your pet has an eye injury, is blinking more than normal, is holding eye closed, or has discharge from the eye.

Ambassador Animal Hospital Emergency Veterinarian Pet Care Greenville SC

Illness

  • Your pet has a sudden illness, especially if it involves severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Your pet is having seizures or staggering
  • Your pet is showing obvious signs of pain or severe distress and anxiety
  • Your pet has collapsed, has suffered a heat stroke, or is unconscious
  • Your pet is choking, gagging non-stop, is having difficulty breathing, or is having any kind of respiratory distress
  • Your pet is unable to urinate or defecate without difficulty, or is urinating more frequently, or having accidents in the house.
  • Your pet’s abdomen is swollen, bloated, and hard to the touch

Ambassador Animal Hospital Emergency Veterinarian Pet Care Greenville SC

Ingestion & Allergic Reactions

  • Your pet has been stung by a bee or other insect (or eaten one)
  • Your pet is showing signs of facial swelling, or hives
  • Your pet has been bitten by a snake, or has any sort of oozing wound
  • Your pet has refused to drink for 24 hours or more
  • Your pet has eaten poison or another foreign object (antifreeze, rat poison, household cleaners, medication, etc.)
  • Your pet is having a reaction to a vaccine or a surgical complication

Most importantly, you should always check with your emergency vet any time you’re worried about your pet.

This list is a good start, but it’s not all-inclusive. You know your pet better than anyone else, so trust your instincts—if your pet is behaving strangely, don’t hesitate to call or come in to talk to us. It might be nothing, but it doesn’t hurt to make sure.  If it’s an emergency to you, it’s an emergency to us.

What steps should I take in an emergency?

At Ambassador Animal Hospital, we want to see your pet happy and healthy again as soon as possible. Our animals give us so much and depend on us for everything; we know that it’s difficult to see your companion in pain and be unable to do anything to help. When you’re faced with an emergency situation, take the following steps to care for your pet:

Stay Calm in Pet Emergency

Stay Calm.

Our pets, just like our kids, reflect our energy levels and our moods. If you panic or show anxiety, your pet will feel more anxious, perhaps leading to further injury. Try to be as cool and calm as you possibly can, even though you’re under extreme pressure.

Call Ambassador Animal Hospital in a Dog or Cat Emergency

Call Us.

You may be tempted to rush right over—and our emergency vet welcomes walk-ins. However, if you’re able to take a few minutes to call and tell us the emergency, we can be ready for you, and your pet, when you arrive, saving you time in the waiting room. Even better, get a friend or family member to drive you so that you can sit with your pet in the back seat and call us on your way.

Immobilize Your Pet before bringing to Ambassador Animal Hospital in a Dog or Cat Emergency

Immobilize Your Pet.

Injured or urgently sick pets tend to squirm and lick their wounds, which can make the condition worse. Do whatever you can to keep your pet still and calm.

Gather Your Things before bringing pet to Ambassador Animal Hospital in a Dog or Cat Emergency Greenville SC

Gather Your Things.

Before you head out the door, take a few minutes to get things together. If you are going to a 24-hour emergency animal hospital rather than your regular veterinarian, take your pet’s most recent vaccination and other health records. If you suspect that your pet has ingested poison, bring the product and its container with you to make it easier for the clinic to treat your pet.

The main thing to remember is that your pet needs you to be calm, collected, and decisive in an emergency situation.

Get in Touch With Us

If you have an emergency, call us at (864) 271-1112. We are open for business 6 days a week and located near Church street and downtown Greenville at 715 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29609.