Emergency and Urgent Care

Life-Threatening Injuries and Illnesses:

During regular business hours, our team is prepared to fit your pet into our schedule if he or she is experiencing an acute illness or injury that requires urgent or emergency care without an appointment.  We respectfully request that you call us at (252) 407-1616 so we are prepared for your arrival.  Please note the following fees for Emergency visits as our entire team is engaged in triage and treatment of pets that are experiencing life-threatening illnesses or injuries.  Payment is due when services are rendered and a $350 deposit is required for new patients.

  • Emergency Exam–$99
  • Initial stabilization services for pets range between $250-550 for most life-threatening emergencies.  Additional diagnostic tests and therapeutics above this estimate will be discussed in addition to prognosis once the veterinary team has evaluated the pet.

Non-Life Threatening Injuries and Illnesses:

Most non-life threatening injuries and illnesses can be scheduled for same-day urgent care visits.  This service is available for new and existing patients.  If your pet is injured or ill, please call us at (252) 407-1616 to schedule an urgent care exam.

The Coats Veterinary Hospital team is experienced to triage and manage most types of small animal injuries and illnesses.  Deciding if your pet needs an emergency exam is not always easy.  However, there are certain signs that always constitute a pet emergency.  Call and bring your pet in to us or one of our 24/7 referral hospitals if your pet exhibits any of the following signs:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Persistent seizures
  • Ingestion of toxic substance
  • Difficulty walking
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Hemorrhage
  • Blood in vomit, stool or urine
  • Disorientation
  • Lethargy or depression

If you are unclear if your pet requires urgent or emergency care, please call us at (252) 407-1616 and we will help you determine the level of care our experienced team thinks your pet needs.

AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCIES                       

We know that pet emergencies happen at the most inconvenient times.  Thankfully, we can refer you to one of the below after-hours emergency clinics that specializes in emergent care. These facilities are open 24/7 and can handle any emergency no matter the time of day or year, including weekends and holidays. Should you have an after-hours emergency, be sure to call the facility before arrival.

Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital
(252) 265-9920
4935 Raleigh Road Parkway West
Wilson, NC  27893


North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine
(919) 513-6911
 1052 William Moore Drive
 Raleigh, NC 27607


Quartet Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital
(919) 545-1001
6910 Carpenter Fire Station Road
Cary, NC  27519


Veterinary Specialty Hospital
(919) 233-4911
6405-100 Tryon Road
Cary, NC  27518


Pet Emergency Clinic of Pitt County
(252) 321-1521
3210 South Evans Street
Greenville, NC  27834