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
  • Stress 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

Join Our Team Our Leadership


We are seeking dedicated Veterinary Nurses, both Technicians and Assistants, to join our team! Our hospital and staff have been designed with a culture aimed at exceptional client services and personal job fulfillment. Come join a team that fosters career growth and work/life balance. For more information about the position and application process, please go to or call 803-995-8913. 


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.



Congratulations to Annika Ramcke!

We are so proud to announce that our very own Nursing Director, Annika Ramcke, was awarded South Carolina’s Licensed Veterinary Technician of the Year by the SC Association of Veterinarians! She always gives 100% to her patients, and inspires other technicians to work as hard as she does. We are so proud to have Annika at our hospital!

2021 Best of Columbia

We would like to say a huge thank you to our community for voting us Best Animal Specialty Clinic in Columbia Metropolitan’s Best of Columbia issue! We are so proud of our amazing doctors and staff who help us provide such great care, and we look forward to providing more great service to the Midlands in 2021!

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By Pet Behavior, Pet Health

Are you noticing that your pet seems a bit “down” lately? If so, you might be asking yourself if pets can get depression. Well, just like humans, animals experience a wide range of emotions, including depression. However, unlike a human, your pet can’t tell you in words if something is wrong. So keep an eye out for the following eight telltale…

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By Pet Care

While the winters in the Carolinas are not that extreme, it certainly can get very chilly. Cold pets are a problem in any climate- particularly due to the myth that the animal’s fur can keep them warm in any kind of weather. Even if you live someplace warm, heed some prudent advice surrounding your pets this winter.  Consider these cold-weather tips to…

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Warm Dog Clothes: Do They Really Help With the Cold?

By Pet Care

It’s common to see dogs parading around in coats, sweaters, and even booties in the cold months. But, does dressing up your dog in a fancy piece of clothing actually help keep him warm, or is it more of a fashion faux paw? If you are thinking of putting your pooch in a parka, let’s take a look at whether warm…

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Old Dog, Meet New Puppy!

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

There are few experiences that can compare with bringing home a new puppy, but it is important to consider other pets in the home at the same time. If you currently have a dog- particularly if you have a senior dog in the home, there are some ways to make the transition gently, and to foster a rapport rather than a…

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Winter Fun with Pets

By Pet Care

If you live in a region with wintry weather, it may seem like the time of year that is best spent inside with your dogs or cats. The truth is, there are lots of ways to have fun in winter with your pet. Even in the milder seasons of the Carolinas, the change in weather can be a welcome treat that opens-up…

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