Emergency Services

*If you're looking for information on our after-hours urgent care, please click here*

During regular office hours, our team is ready to treat your pet’s emergency. No appointment is necessary; just bring your pet in as soon as possible. We will assess, stabilize, and treat your pet. If we determine your pet needs more advanced care, we may need to transfer you to a nearby dedicated veterinary emergency hospital or specialist.​

Signs of Potential Emergencies
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  • Breathing – choking, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, panting

  • Weakness – sudden onset of falling, difficulty standing, can’t use legs like normal, can’t stand up

  • Painful – sudden onset of yelping, whining, acting painful

  • Bleeding – if there is any kind of bleeding

  • Pale gums

  • Seizing – actively having a seizure

  • Trauma – hit by a car, dropped, fell, animal attack.

  • Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool

  • Potential poisoning, including chocolate, grapes, medications, or plants

  • Eye injuries - discolored or excessive discharge, holding eye(s) closed

  • Heat stress or heatstroke

  • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more

  • Unconsciousness/fainting

  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in 24 hours

  • Fractured bones, severe lameness, or inability to move leg(s)

Urgent Care Hours:
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Butler Creek Animal Hospital

Urgent Care Hours - Starting 11/29/21

Monday through Thursday: 6pm - 11pm

(770) 529-7277

3180 Acworth Due West Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152

A few important notes about our urgent care hours:

  • We will only be seeing dogs and cats - no exotic pets.

  • If you're worried your pet has possibly ingested something toxic, you may be told to call one of the poison hotlines on your way in to see us. Be sure to write down the case # they assign and bring any packaging you may still have of the toxic substance/medication.

  • Due to the needs of our community, we will focus on urgent care and minor emergencies only.

  • Please keep in mind, critical patients may need to be stabilized and then referred to a 24-hour emergency hospital. Certain major surgeries will be referred, and patients that need continued care after 11 PM will also be referred.

  • Patients will be seen in order of urgency, not necessarily in order of arrival.

  • We will not be doing vaccinations, preventative care, boarding, grooming, dog training, and/or other non-urgent services. 

  • Our daytime practice veterinarians, Dr. Shell, Dr. DuLaney, and Dr. McClintock will remain day practice exclusively and will not be available during urgent care hours. 

  • Due to increased operating expenses incurred with offering after-hours care, there will be a separate fee structure for all services provided between the hours of 6 PM and 11 PM. Accepted payments can be found here.

In late 2021, we saw that there was a need for emergency veterinary services in our local community so we began offering after-hours urgent care Monday-Thursday. Any updates to this service can be found below or on our Facebook!

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Past Urgent Care Updates:
Other Emergency Veterinarians:
BluePearl Pet Hospital Emergency Veterinarian Metro Atlanta Cobb County Paulding Marietta, GA

BluePearl Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic

NOTICE: Hours have recently changed!

Open 6 PM-8 AM, Fri-Sunday

(770) 424-9157

630 Cobb Parkway North

Marietta, GA 30066

Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic 

Closed Indefinitely

7800 Highway 92

Woodstock, GA 30189

BluePearl Pet Hospital Sandy Springs, GA

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

(404) 459-0903

455 Abernathy Rd. NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Other Useful Resources:
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ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call 888-426-4435. A consultation fee may apply.

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Pet Poison Helpline

Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (855) 764-7661. A consultation fee may apply.

Pet First Aid App emergency choking wound care CPR

American Red Cross Pet First Aid Mobile App

The FREE Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for emergencies as well as everyday pet care in the palm of your hand. With videos, interactive quizzes, and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know pet first aid.

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Or text: "GETPET" to 90999

Pet Emergency Kit Checklist

A checklist for supplies and information that could be vital in case of emergency with your pet.

CDC Pet Disaster Kit Checklist

In case your pet has to be taken somewhere to board safely for an extended stay, here is a checklist of the most important items you'll need to remember! Click to magnify and save image.

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CDC Pet Disaster Kit Checklist Feline Cat