Our Emergency Care in Greensboro

For pet parents, there is nothing quite as stressful as an emergency involving their four-legged family members. At Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Greensboro, we understand the fear and uncertainty that you and your pet are probably experiencing at this time. Know that if you need help, our emergency team is here for you. Our hospital is open late for after-hours care when your regular vet is closed, and 24 hours during the weekend and on holidays.

We are an AAHA accredited emergency practice, which means we voluntarily meet hundreds of high standards set by the American Animal Hospital Association to continuously provide excellent care and service. While we certainly hope you won’t need us, we’re happy to step in and offer our skills and support when you need it most!

If you're having an Emergency, Call Now!

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Emergency Services Available at Our Hospital

Unlike a general practice, we do not provide wellness and preventative care. We’re dedicated solely to emergency medicine and providing immediate care to pets with serious health conditions.

Our services primarily include:

  • Complete in-house diagnostics
  • Emergency surgery (wounds, infections, exploratory, etc.)
  • Hospitalization
  • Laser therapy
  • Euthanasia

When Does a Pet Need Emergency Care?

There are numerous situations requiring emergency care for pets. Some of the most common situations warranting immediate attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Heat stroke
  • Hypothermia
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Limping
  • Eye problems
  • Bleeding from nose, ears, mouth, or other orifice
  • Unable or unwilling to eat or drink
  • Ingestion of poison or foreign object
  • Traumatic injury - collision with a car, fall, animal attack/fight, broken bones, lacerations, degloving injuries, burns, and more
  • Urinary blockages
  • Difficult labor
  • Bloat (GDV)
  • Multiple seizures within minutes of each other
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Allergic reaction
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Partnering with GuardianVets for After-Hours Support

Outside of our operating hours, you can still get in touch with a veterinarian through GuardianVets. This service gives you access to a licensed veterinarian, who will give you advice and help you determine whether your pet needs to see a vet right away, or if they can wait until the following day when their daytime vet is open.

To contact a GuardianVets professional, call our main number at (336) 288-2688, then press 1 when prompted. This will automatically connect you to a licensed veterinary professional who will triage your pet and let you know what you need to do next.

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