The life of a veterinarian is about providing the best preventive and wellness care as well as ensuring that your pets are supported by the best emergency care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Brentwood Veterinary Center understands that medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. This is why we work to make sure our clients have access to 24/7 emergency care.

During our regular business hours, Brentwood Veterinary Center medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. This includes our internal medicine expertise, diagnostic technology, and surgical suite. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

For emergencies that occur outside of our regular hospital hours, we refer our clients to the following emergency facilities:

Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital and Emergency
4935 Raleigh Road Pkwy
Wilson, NC 27896
Phone: (252) 991-6560

NCSU Veterinary College

1052 William Moore Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: (919) 513-6911

Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH)

North Raleigh Location
4640 Paragon Park Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
Phone: (919) 861-0109

Cary Location
6405-100 Tryon Road
Cary, NC 27518
Phone: (919) 233-4911

Durham Location
7015 NC Highway 751
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919)600-6600

When Should I Seek Emergency Care for My Pet?

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature
  • Inability to urinate or defecate