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Emergency Veterinary Care

At Kittrell Animal Hospital, our vets provide emergency and urgent veterinary care for dogs and cats during our usual walk-in hours.

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Daytime Emergency Veterinary Care

Contact Kittrell Animal Hospital


  • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday:08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday:Closed
*Walk ins available Monday - Friday, Saturday by appointment only.

Call: (252) 438-1294

After-Hours Emergency Veterinary Care

Contact BluePearl Pet Hospital

4640 Paragon Park Rd,
Raleigh, NC 27616, United States

OPEN: 24/7

Call: 919-861-0109

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your cat or dog is suffering from any symptoms or displaying behaviors that are worrying you contact our office immediately or call the after-hours emergency animal hospital listed above. 

The friendly and skilled emergency veterinarians at Kittrell Animal Hospital offer urgent care for pets in the majority of emergency situations. We are passionate about animals and take pride in offering quality veterinary care when your cat or dog needs it most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are going through a veterinary emergency, take the following steps.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During our usual walk-in hours contact us as soon as you can. For after-hours care, call the emergency pet hospital displayed above to inform them that you are on your way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call the emergency animal hospital to let them know you are on your way, they may provide you with instructions to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Carefully follow these instructions.
  • Remain Calm - Be calm and be extra careful around your cat or dog. In many situations when animals are in pain they react negatively towards anyone trying to help them and could scratch or bite.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Don't put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Kittrell veterinary hospital or the after-hours animal emergency clinic location above.

Emergency Veterinary Care FAQs

See our frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your cat or dog for walk-in emergency care at Kittrell Animal Hospital. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Kittrell Animal Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular walk-in clinic hours. We will always recommend calling us in advance if you are able, but we understand that in emergency situations it isn't always possible to do so. 

    If we are unable to see your cat or dog, we suggest visiting the after-hours emergency vet location displayed above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians are able to see emergency cases during our normal walk-in hours:

    • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Saturday:08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Sunday:Closed
    *Walk ins available Monday - Friday, Saturday by appointment only.

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    Below are examples of emergency situations that require immediate care:

    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Kittrell animal hospital operates similarly to a human doctor's walk-in clinic—it can be unpredictable and you might have to wait. 

    We are unable to predict the cases we will see and when they will arrive. If you can, call us in advance to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your cat or dog.

    If we are too busy and can't see your pet we recommend visiting the 24/7 animal emergency hospital listed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Sometimes veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Kittrell Animal Hospital we are able to provide overnight care for animals that require it.

    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 emergency veterinarians can provide emergency care for cats and dogs

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Welcome to Our Veterinary Clinic!

At Kittrell Animal Hospital we operate as a walk-in clinic for cats and dogs, so if you require veterinary care, call us to inform us you are on your way. We look forward to meeting you and your pet!

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