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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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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Bless You! Pets and Allergies

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Enjoy Playing With Your Dog

By Pet Behavior

Dogs are highly social animals, and one way they learn about and build up relationships and communication is through play. Puppies begin to play at about the age of four weeks, spending most of their time chasing their tails, and romping with their littermates, their mother, and even you! So, playing with your dog is a very natural activity for him.  …

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Should We Get a Rescued Pet?

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Adopting a pet is a big commitment- but one that can be rewarding and life-changing. When it comes to bringing home a dog or cat for the family, always consider rescuing an animal rather than purchasing one. With millions of unwanted animals taking up space in shelters across the country, giving a home to these pets seems like the most…

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Dog Boredom – Does Fido Get Bored?

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It would be very challenging to prove that all creatures get bored. However, it does seem that higher orders of animals can indeed experience boredom. At least one scientific study determined that animals living in captivity, especially if kept in confined spaces, suffer from boredom. The question then arises, what about dog boredom?   Boredom in Dogs Originally, different types of dogs were bred to…

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Small Spaces, Small Children, Small Pet?

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Is your child ready for the responsibility of a pet? Even if your kids are small, you can still foster care and compassion for family pets. Worried that your space might be too small? There are many different pets that thrive well in these living situations. Small home? Small kids? Here are some suggestions for the perfect pet: Cats When…

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