We are very excited to announce that we are opening a CVETS Urgent Care clinic in West Columbia, SC! See you this summer!
Driven By Excellence.
Driven by their vision to advance veterinary medical care while fostering an inspiring hospital culture, Drs. Michael and Tracy Schlicksup created CVETS with the intention of forming a full-service, privately-owned, veterinary hospital in Columbia. CVETS has quickly become Columbia’s only privately owned veterinary hospital that provides 24 Hour Emergency and Specialty Care in Surgery, Critical Care, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Dentistry in one facility.
“Our goal has always been to provide exceptional care and client services in a culture that allowed our team to grow, develop, and flourish in their jobs.”
Drs. Mike and Tracy Schlicksup
Co-Founders of CVETS
What We Do
The CVETS Difference
CVETS is a veterinary hospital in Columbia, SC that provides 24 hour emergency care and has specialists in Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology, Radiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and Dentistry in one facility.
Emergency care at CVETS is available 24/7/365. We know emergencies don’t wait for appointments. Whether we need to work in conjunction with your primary veterinarian to provide advanced and emergency care or you need assistance after hours, we are here for you.
Hospital Hours: 24/7/365
Monkeypox - What do pet owners need to know?
- People can catch monkeypox from animals, but the chance of this happening in the United States is currently low. In fact, our understanding of how the disease has spread outside Africa suggests you may have a higher chance of catching monkeypox from another person.
- Dogs are susceptible to monkeypox, and other pets may be as well. Virus transmission from infected people to pets may occur through close contact like hugging, kissing, licking, and sharing beds. To keep pets safe, people with symptoms of monkeypox—particularly pox-like skin sores—would do best to avoid all contact with animals. Do not surrender, euthanize, or abandon your pet because of potential exposure to an infected person.
- The initial signs of monkeypox in animals are similar to signs of other, much more common infectious diseases. These include fever, cough, reddened eyes, runny nose, lethargy, and low appetite. If you notice these signs in your pet, and the pet has had no known exposure to someone with monkeypox, the cause is likely to be something else. Even so, these signs signal your pet is sick and should be seen by a veterinarian.
- If your pet develops at least two of these signs or a pimple- or blister-like rash within 21 days after possible contact with someone with monkeypox, immediately contact your veterinarian. They can advise you on next steps, including testing to confirm infection.
- If your pet is suspected or confirmed to have monkeypox:
- Keep the animal separate from other animals—including wildlife—and minimize contact with people for at least 21 days after signs first appeared or until your pet has fully recovered. This is especially important for people who are immunocompromised, pregnant, or younger than 8 years, and those who have a history of atopic dermatitis or eczema.
- Follow CDC recommendations to protect others in the home from infection.
- If someone in your home has monkeypox, you can take steps to protect your pet:
- If that person did NOT have close contact with your pet after developing symptoms, have the pet stay with friends or family members outside the home until the infected person has recovered fully.
- If that person DID have close contact, keep the pet at home and away from people and other animals for 21 days after the most recent contact. If possible, have another person in the home care for the animal until the infected person has recovered fully. The pet may need to be isolated in a facility outside the home if there are people at risk of severe disease outcomes present (e.g., immunocompromised, pregnant, younger than 8 years, or history of atopic dermatitis or eczema).
- If you have monkeypox and have a healthy pet you must care for yourself, follow CDC recommendations to protect them from infection.
- For further information, visit https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/one-health/veterinarians-and-public-health/monkeypox