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Veterinary Health Complex

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Emergency Service

Main Number: 919.513.6500
Small Animal Emergency: 919.513.6911
Large Animal Emergency: 919.513.6630
Monday-Thursday 5PM-8AM
Friday 5PM-Monday 8AM

Open 24 hours on legal holidays.
No appointment needed.

Contact Information

Phone:   919.513.6500
Hours:   Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM

Once the referral has been made by your veterinarian, clients can call clinical services directly to schedule an appointment. Clients interested in clinical studies for their pets can contact the Clinical Studies Core.

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Advancing Animal Health through Education, Innovation, and Specialized Care

The NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH), established in 1983, is one of the highest rated regional academic medical centers in the country, serving communities throughout North Carolina as well as many other states. The mission of the NC State Veterinary Hospital is three-fold:

With over seventeen clinical services staffed by board certified specialists, many of whom are not only nationally but also internationally renowned, the VH is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine.  Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient health care.  Each year, nearly 22,000 patients are treated in the VH.

The foundation for  the VH resides both in its partnership with referring veterinarians along with its strong commitment to the best possible care for both patients and clients.  Cases that represent diagnostic and therapeutic challenges are sent to the VH by referring veterinarians providing an opportunity for advancement of the veterinary profession through discovery, innovation and sharing of knowledge.  Tomorrow’s veterinarians and veterinary specialists are able to gain invaluable educational experience through the delivery of medical care and interactions with referring veterinarians.

The VH is divided into the Small Animal Hospital and the Large Animal Hospital.

Small Animal services specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical issues for companion animals, primarily dogs and cats as well as exotic animals.  Additionally, the Small Animal Emergency Service provides urgent/emergency care services after normal hospital business hours.

Large Animal services specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical disorders in horses, as well as sheep, goats, cattle and llamas through field services.  Emergency care is also provided after normal hospital business hours.