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Emergency Veterinary Care

At Hope Crossing Animal Hospital, we are able to provide emergency veterinary care for dogs and cats in the Pittsboro area when we have capacity throughout our regular hospital hours. 

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Hope Crossing Animal Hospital

OPEN:

  • Monday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Friday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: (919) 542-1975

Please Note: We are closed for lunch from 12:30 - 2 pm on weekdays.

After-Hours Emergency Care

Find a local 24-hour emergency clinic nearest you.

Contact Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 919-489-0615

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Contact Quartet Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 919-605-6300

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Contact NC State Veterinary Hospital

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 919-513-6500

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Contact Blue Pearl Pet Hospital

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 919-600-6600

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Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is showing any symptoms or displaying behaviors that are causing you to worry, contact Hope Crossing Animal Hospital right away. If your emergency is occurring outside of our operating hours, contact one of the after-hours hospitals above instead. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Hope Crossing Animal Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. 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 - During our regular hospital hours, contact us as soon as possible. If your emergency is occurring outside of our open hours, contact one of the hospitals listed above and let them know you are on your way before leaving.
  • 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 as possible. 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 Pittsboro veterinary clinic or one of the after-hours emergency vet locations above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our emergency services in order to learn more about bringing your pet in for a critical care appointment at Hope Crossing Animal Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Hope Crossing Animal Hospital 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?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Thursday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Friday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

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

    • Unconsciousness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • 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
    • 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
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Pittsboro 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 Hope Crossing 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 veterinary team is equipped to provide emergency services to dogs and cats. 

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Welcoming New Patients

Our vets at Hope Crossing Animal Hospital are now accepting new patients! Our talented veterinary team is passionate about caring for the pets of Pittsboro. Contact us today to book your first appointment. 

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