After Hours Care Information

posted: by: Hope Animal Hospital Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Pet emergencies can be scary...always be prepared about what to do if your pet has a veterinary emergency. 

If you are having a veterinary emergency and it is after normal business hours...
Before 9 p.m., If you are having a veterinary emergency Dr. Moseley can be reached by calling our office number and leaving a message on our emergency voicemail. Please leave your name, telephone number, and a brief message regarding your pet's problem. Please remember to include your phone number in the message so someone can call you back as soon as possible. We will determine the next course of action for the care of your pet. It may be necessary to refer your pet to an emergency clinic where your pet can be cared for under close supervision. Emergency facilities are staffed and equipped to provide 24-hour quality care for your pet.

After 9 p.m., if your pet is sick or injured, DO NOT WAIT...please call one of the emergency clinics listed below. Dr. Moseley is not available after 9 p.m. and the condition of your pet can change rapidly in just a few hours.  It is in your pet's best interest if he/she is sick or injured to go to an emergency clinic.  The faster your pet receives veterinary care in an emergency, the better the outcome.

We recommend three local Emergency Clinics when your pet is having an emergency...

Please click on a button below to go directly to each hospital's website.


After Hours Emergency Clinic of Hickory
Call 1-828-328-2660

Located at 126 US Hwy 321 SW, Hickory, NC.
They are a 24 hour care facility, open 7 days a week.

Directions: From Shelby take Hwy 18 North to Hwy 10 North. Follow Hwy 10 to Hwy 321. Go North on 321 to Hickory. After passing exits for I-40 and Hwy 70, you will come to a stoplight. Go through light. You will see the After Hours Clinic to your left at the 321 Business Park strip mall but will be unable to turn because of median in road. Go to next left turn and make a U-turn to go back to clinic.

Animal Emergency/Trauma Center: Carolina Veterinary Specialists
Call 1-704-588-7015
Located at 2225 Township Rd, Charlotte NC.
They are a 24 hour care facility, open 7 days a week.

Directions: From Shelby take I-85 North to Charlotte. Take exit to I-485 South. Follow signs to exit for Tryon Road and turn right onto Tryon Road. You will come to a caution light at a fire station and will turn right onto Township Drive. Carolina Veterinary Specialists will be on your left.
 Gaston Emergency Clinic/Gastonia
Located at 728 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia NC.
They are only open after normal business hours and on weekends.
Emergency Hours are 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday and all day/night Saturdays and Sundays.

Directions: From Shelby take Hwy 74 East to I -85 North to Gastonia. Take the New Hope Road. At Franklin Road, turn right and head towards downtown Gastonia. The Clinic is approximately 1 mile on right between BP station and Tony's Ice Cream.