Columbia's Full Service Veterinary Emergency Surgery and Specialty Center

Why Us?

A trip to a veterinary emergency and specialty hospital with your pet can be a stressful experience. The goal for our hospital and team is to provide a client and patient experience that is second to none. From building design and work flow to our caring staff, we go the extra mile to ensure you and your pet gets timely care with a smile.

The CVETS Difference:

  • Columbia’s Only Hospital Providing 24 Hour Emergency and Specialists in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Dentistry in One Facility
  • Dedicated Intensive Care Unit
  • 24/7/365 Emergency Care and Monitoring
  • CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Seamless Primary Vet Referrals
  • Covered Drive Thru
  • Feline Friendly Techniques
  • Fear Free Tactics
  • Comfortable Waiting Rooms
  • Extended Waiting Area
  • Fenced Outdoor Waiting
  • Smart Flow Patient Monitoring
  • Daily Status Updates
  • Our Technology is Smarter, Faster and More Efficient

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We have updated our blog with FAQ for Pet Owners and Veterinarians. Please visit the links below for more information concerning Coronavirus and your pets.



2020 Best of Columbia

Thank you for voting for CVETS as 2020’s Best Animal Specialty Clinic! We look forward to continuing to provide the Midlands with excellent emergency and specialty pet care this year.

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giving your pets medicine

Giving Meds to Your Dog: 6 Tips to Help You

By Pet Care

We all know the refrain a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but Mary Poppins may never have tried giving pills to a dog! Giving meds to your canine companion can pose a bit of a challenge, so here are 6 tips to help make the process easier for both you and your pet.  Wrap the Pill in…

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7 Steps to Prepare for a Pet Emergency in Advance

By Pet Emergency

When it comes to a Pet Emergency, there may be no time to waste. Being prepared could be directly related to how quickly you can act when your pet is in crisis- as well as how they pull through the emergency. Seven steps that you can take to prepare for an emergency in advance are: Know your vet’s number. Plug…

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COVID-19 FAQ for Veterinarians


What veterinarians need to know Health officials across the U.S. and all over the world are on high alert due to COVID-19, a disease that causes flu-like symptoms in people, including mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Veterinary professionals are receiving questions from their clients and their teams, and the AVMA is pleased to be…

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COVID-19 FAQ For Pet Owners


Below are answers to some questions we have received about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by SARS-CoV-2. The AVMA has additional information and resources available on at This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. Q: Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department (AFCD) has indicated that a pet dog…

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Puppy and Child

Getting Your First Dog – New Owner Guide

By Pet Care

The idea of adding a dog to your family can be very exciting. You know from your friends who have dogs that these pets provide constant and loyal companionship and bring a lot of joy to daily life. However, having a dog is a major commitment, and you should really think through the implications. Your new canine friend will be…

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Is YOUR Diet Healthy for your Pets?

By Pet Health

Watching what you eat? Many of today’s most popular diets feature foods that are filled with additives, like sugar-free sweeteners, that may not be safe for pets, especially dogs and cats. If you regularly eat these types of products or if you are on a diet, make sure that you are not exposing your dog or cat to food items…

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