*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. 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
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
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
Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in 24 hours
Fractured bones, severe lameness, or inability to move leg(s)
Urgent Care Hours:
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!
Urgent Care Hours
Monday - Thursday: 6pm - 11pm
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. McClintock, Dr. DuLaney, and Dr. Ross will remain in 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 and other financial resources can be found here.
Past Urgent Care Updates:
Other Emergency Veterinarians:
NOTICE: Hours have recently changed!
Mon-Fri: 6 pm-8 am
Sat-Sun: 24 hrs
630 Cobb Parkway North
Marietta, GA 30066
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
455 Abernathy Rd. NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Other Useful Resources:
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.
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.
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.
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! Download the Checklist PDF.
For more valuable information on preparing your pets in case of an emergency, please visit the CDC website.