Animal Urgent Care | Care First Animal Hospital

Emergency and Urgent Care for Your Pet

Your pet is a huge part of your life, and when an emergency health situation arises, your pet may need immediate attention.

Same Day Sick Pet Care by Your Regular Veterinarian

To ensure your pet is seen in a timely manner, Care First Animal Hospital leaves one appointment per hour per doctor open until that day so that not IF your pet is sick, but rather WHEN your pet is sick, there is time reserved for them by your regular veterinarian Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm and Saturday 8:00am to noon.

24/7 Emergency Pet Care

If you have an emergency outside the regular Care First Animal Hospital doctors’ hours (M-F 7:30am – 5:30pm, Sat. 8:00am – noon), we confidently recommend contacting Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care near Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, where your pet will receive high-quality care and immediate after-hours attention.

Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening problem that arises outside of Care First Animal Hospital’s regular business hours, don’t hesitate to call Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care at (919) 781-5145. The hospital recommends that you call ahead of time to make sure the veterinarians are prepared for your visit. Pets are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis, and critical cases are given priority.

What is an Emergency?

In an emergency, every second counts. Here are a few situations where you should seek immediate medical attention for your pet:

  • Trauma-related injuries (hit by car, lacerations, bites, etc.)
  • Bleeding from the eyes, nose or mouth
  • Signs of extreme pain or disorientation
  • Unconsciousness or abnormal heartbeat
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for over 24 hours
  • Delivery of puppy or kitten complications

Emergency Veterinary Services

Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care is dedicated to giving you and your pet the highest quality of service. Their veterinary services include:

Open Late, Just in Case

Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care is there for you and your pet when your regular veterinarian at Care First Animal Hospital is on-call. When you have a life-threatening emergency after Care First Animal Hospital’s regular business hours (M-F 7:30am – 5:30pm, Sat. 8:00am – noon), Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care can be reached at (919) 781-5145. Their talented veterinary staff will promptly answer your questions and confirm when your pet should be seen in person for assessment.


409 Vick Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27612
On the corner of Glenwood Ave and Vick Ave near Crabtree Valley Mall
(919) 781-5145

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