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

CVETS has been nominated for Columbia Metropolitan Magazine’s Best of 2021 Edition in the categories of Best Animal Emergency Center, Best Pet Specialty Clinic, and Best Animal Surgery Center! We truly appreciate being nominated in these categories and we’re thankful to have such great customers in the Columbia area. Thank you for nominating us!

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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How to Prepare Your Pets for Winter

By Pet Care

Cooler weather is on the horizon again. If we share our lives with animal friends, we must attend to “winterizing” our pets as well as our houses and vehicles. Winter months and the hectic holiday season can pose certain health and safety risks to pets. Help prepare your pets for winter by following these tips. Don’t Expose Your Dog to…

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Our New Criticalist Has Arrived!

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CVETS is excited to announce that our new Criticalist, Dr. Rachel Pabon DVM, DACVECC, has arrived! Dr. Pabon is the only board-certified Criticalist in the Columbia area, so we are very grateful to have her. A Veterinary Criticalist is someone who specializes in life-threatening cases that may arise from trauma or illness. Having a Criticalist will help further elevate the…

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Pests That Can Hurt Your Pets

By Pet Care

Just like people, pets can become sick in a variety of ways, including from pests. Your pets can contract illnesses from pests that carry bacteria, parasites, and viruses. So, let’s discuss some of these harmful pests that can hurt your pets and what you can do about them. Fleas Fleas like warm temperatures with relatively high humidity, making them perfect…

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October Is National Animal Safety and Protection Month

By Pet Care

The power of human connection is one of the biggest tools we have to fight health and safety issues. That’s why awareness days, weeks, and months have so much significance. They rally us around a cause and help to spread knowledge and support. But, there’s a big list of other awareness events that pass quietly every year without much notice. However,…

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