Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty

1321 Oakcrest Drive

Columbia, SC 29223

Phone: 803.995.8913

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CVETS: Next Level Care

Where Compassion Meets Cutting-Edge Medicine

Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty is a beacon of veterinary care, led by the compassionate husband and wife team, Mike Schlicksup, DVM, DACVS-SA, and Tracy Schlicksup, DVM, DABVP. Their dedication to excellence has quickly earned CVETS a place of trust within the community of South Carolina, where pet owners know they can rely on exceptional care for their beloved animals.

Two Locations, One Commitment

CVETS operates from two strategically placed locations in the Midlands, each catering to specific needs:

CVETS ER & Specialty (Northeast Columbia — 1321 Oakcrest Drive, Columbia, 29223):

λ A beacon of hope for pet owners facing emergencies.

λ Services are available 24/7, ensuring round-the-clock care.

λ Expertise in advanced anesthesia, surgery, neurology, cardiology, radiology, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and dentistry.

CVETS Urgent Care (West Columbia — 2989 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, 29169):

λ A recent addition, CVETS Urgent Care brings convenience and compassion to the West Columbia/Lexington community.

λ Open daily from noon until 10 p.m., providing prompt attention.

Empowering Pet Owners Through Education

At CVETS, it’s not just about medical expertise; it’s about empowering pet parents. The dedicated team takes the time to:

λ Explain diagnoses: Clear communication ensures pet owners understand their furry companions’ health conditions.

λ Discuss treatment options: In collaboration with primary care veterinarians, CVETS explores tailored treatment paths.

λ Set realistic expectations: Transparency about expected outcomes eases the journey.

λ Follow-up care: Provide care and support to patients and their owners during recovery.

Community Engagement and Compassion

CVETS believes in giving back. Beyond medical walls, CVETS actively participates in local events and fundraisers. Notable initiatives include:

λ Bark to the Park Walk and Run: An annual event benefiting Pawmetto Lifeline, championing homeless pets.

λ PAALS sponsorship: CVETS is proud to sponsor PAALS and its initiative to provide service dogs to adults and children in the Midlands in need.

λ Community outreach: CVETS extends its expertise to educate pet lovers and promote responsible pet care.

A Vision Realized

Internally, CVETS thrives on passion. It was born from a vision to create a vibrant, modern veterinary haven. Its mission:

λ Highest level medicine: CVETS delivers cutting-edge veterinary care.

λ Team fulfillment: A pleasant work environment ensures a motivated and compassionate team.

Beyond Boundaries: CVETS compassionate care in the Midlands and Beyond

CVETS stands as a beacon of compassion and expertise in veterinary care throughout the Midlands and beyond. As a premier animal hospital, we specialize in delivering exceptional emergency and specialty services to our patients in need. Our state-of-the-art facilities, coupled with our experienced and caring team, ensure that every furry friend receives the highest level of care possible. Moreover, we’re deeply committed to educating our clients and engaging with the community, making CVETS a trusted resource for pet owners not only in Columbia but also in surrounding areas.

CVETS: Next Level Care.