Emergency Veterinary Services in Charlotte, NC

The veterinarians and staff at Steele Creek Animal Hospital in Charlotte understand that emergencies are never pleasant or convenient. Our compassionate veterinary medical staff is more than prepared to handle a wide range of emergencies during our regular business hours. We do ask that, if possible, you give us a call prior to coming in so we can be prepared for your arrival.

veterinarians in charlotte, ncEmergency Contact Information

For after-hours emergencies, our answering machine will supply you with relevant information and referral to a local emergency hospital in Charlotte for timely care. We refer to:

Carolina Veterinary Specialists

Carolina Veterinary Specialists (CVS) have facilities in Charlotte, Huntsville and Matthews. The Charlotte facility is 1/2 mile from our hospital and allows for excellent communication between our doctors and the emergency service. It also makes transfer between hospitals very convenient. Emergency contact information is listed below.

Charlotte CVS
2225 Township Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28273-3903
Phone: (704) 588-7015

Huntersville CVS
12117 Statesville Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078-9278
Phone: (704) 949-1100

Matthews CVS
4099 Campus Ridge Rd.
Matthews, NC 28104
Phone: (704) 815-3939

Charlotte Veterinary Emergency and Trauma Services (CVets)

2440 Plantation Center Drive
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: (704) 844-6440


When To Seek Emergency Care

When should you seek emergency care for your pet? The easiest answer is whether you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait until normal business hours. When discerning whether your pet needs emergency care, consider if she or he is exhibiting certain symptoms or has experienced any of the following:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Snake bites
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Eye injury
  • Traumatic injury (hit by car, fall, fight, etc)
  • Sudden weakness, lameness or inability to stand