Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty

1321 Oakcrest Drive

Columbia, SC , SC 29223

Phone: (803) 995-8913

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CVETS is Columbia’s full service veterinary emergency surgery and specialty center.

Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty, also known as CVETS, is a state-of-the-art veterinary medical facility that specializes in emergency medicine, surgery, oncology, neurology, radiology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, and dentistry. After opening in May 2018, CVETS has grown rapidly.

On staff, CVETS has two board-certified surgeons, the only board-certified radiologist in the state, two board-certified internists, a board-certified oncologist, a board-certified neurologist, a rotating intern veterinarian, and six emergency veterinarians.

Their ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week — every day of the year. The emergency department works seamlessly with primary veterinarians to provide quality patient care. The ER also has a dedicated intensive care unit with doctors and nurses that specialize in critical care.

CVETS offers CT, MRI, and ultrasound imaging with their in-house radiologist readily interpreting cases as they are seen. The practice performs outpatient ultrasounds for diagnostic and ultimate treatment of patients, in conjunction with primary veterinarians.

CVETS surgical department performs soft tissue, orthopedic, and oncologic surgeries. The medical staff is highly trained in anesthesia and anesthesia monitoring to enable them to provide top-notch advanced anesthesia and pain management. The CVETS difference is that their surgical department places a heavy emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. This includes the use of cameras and instruments inserted through small incisions. This has been shown to decrease complications, lessen surgical time, speed healing, and decrease postoperative pain.

The CVETS oncology team offers extraordinary care for pets in diagnosing, managing, and treating various forms of cancer. With their brand-new state-of-the-art chemotherapy room, their nurses can practice high levels of patient care while keeping their staff and pets safe.

CVETS Neurology and Neurosurgery department is staffed by a board-certified veterinary neurologist who has undergone extensive additional training in the treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Most of the neurology cases they treat are diagnosed through advanced imaging, such as CT or MRI.

The Internal Medicine department is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, circulatory, immunological, urinary, hematological, and endocrine systems. Additionally, they are trained in the management of infectious diseases.