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Our Story

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 Columbia’s only veterinary hospital 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.

24 Hour Emergency Care

We know emergencies don’t wait for appointments, that’s why we offer emergency care at CVETS 24/7/365.

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Specialty Services

Our specialties include surgery, neurology, oncology, internal medicine, radiology, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and dentistry.

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Advanced Anesthesia

The CVETS anesthesia department provides general anesthesia, local anesthesia, as well as pain management services for all specialties within the hospital.

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Outpatient Services

CVETS is pleased to provide high quality outpatient ultrasound teleradiology and services for veterinary practices.
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Coming This Summer

We are very excited to announce that we are opening a CVETS Urgent Care clinic in West Columbia, SC! See you this summer!

2989 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC

Get to Know Us

We know bringing a pet to the hospital can be a stressful experience, and we want to make the process as comfortable as possible. You can have peace of mind knowing that we've staffed our hospital with the absolute best of the best when it comes to veterinary medicine. Click on the link below to learn all about our team of board-certified specialists and doctors.

What Our Clients Said

"The Vets and staff at CVETS are excellent at what they do. They are kind and have treated our pets like their own. They gave us frequent communication on how our dog was doing while he was in their care. Highly recommend."


"Went for an oncology appointment and the whole staff including receptionists, Dr. Kraiza, and Ashley were so nice and helpful. Would recommend this clinic to anyone."


"High quality care after calling late PM since family vet's office closed. Diagnostic tests performed on geriatric cat seemed consistent with what family vet has used with another of our older cats. Concise discharge instructions & already followed up with family vet as recommended."


Tech Careers Begin Here.

Modern, Vibrant, and New Age

Here’s How We Do It…


CVETS was born out of a passion to create a vibrant and modern veterinary hospital that could provide the highest-level of medicine, and create a pleasant and fulfilling environment for our team.

You can expect to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the leaders of our hospital to ensure you are constantly seen, heard, and valued directly by those directly at the top.

Professional Development
Stellar Benefits
Frequent C.E.

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Keep up with everything CVETS by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube @myCVETS.

Contact Us

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.

Our Address 1321 Oakcrest Drive

Phone Number 803-995-8913

Hospital Hours: 24/7/365