Pet emergencies can be scary…always be prepared about what to do if your pet has a veterinary emergency. 
We recommend these local Emergency Clinics when your pet is having an after-hours emergency…

HICKORY: Veterinary Referral Hospital of Hickory (VRHOH)

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 VRHOH to your left at the 321 Business Park strip mall but will be unable to turn because of the median in the road. Go to the next left turn and make a U-turn to go back to the hospital entrance.

CHARLOTTE/Pineville:  Carolina Veterinary Specialists

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 the exit to I-485 South. Follow signs to exit for Tryon Road and turn right onto Tryon Road. You will come to the caution light at a fire station and will turn right onto Township Drive. Carolina Veterinary Specialists will be on your left.

CHARLOTTE/Downtown:  Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency (CARE)

3726 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte, NC 28211

They are a 24 hour facility, open 7 days a week.

Directions:  Take US 74 East to I-85 North. Take exit and merge onto I-85 North toward Charlotte.  Continue on I-85 North.  Take exit 36 for NC-16/Brookshire Blvd toward US 74 E/Downtown.  Merge onto NC-16 South/Brookshire Blvd (I-277 South).  Take exit 2B to merge onto US 74 E toward NC 27E/Independence Blvd.  Take exit 245A and merge onto N. Wendover Rd.  Continue on N. Wendover Rd (0.8 miles) to Latrobe Drive.  Turn right on Latrobe Drive and hospital will be on your left.

SPARTANBURG:   Care Animal Emergency Clinic

121 S. Blackstock Rd, Spartanburg, SC

They are open Monday thru Friday 6 pm – 8 am; Weekend hrs are Saturday from noon until Monday morning at 8 am.  They are open 24 hrs on all public holidays.

Directions:  Take I-85 South toward Spartanburg.  Take Exit 70 to merge onto I-26 East toward Columbia.  Take Exit 21A to merge onto US-29 South toward Greer. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Franklin Ave.  Turn right onto Willis Rd.  Turn right onto S. Blackstock Rd.  The hospital will be on your right.