Best 30 24 Hour Vet in Wilmington, NC with Reviews -

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By: Dee L.
Wellspring Holistic Veterinary
My husband and I have a 12 week old Weimaraner puppy and first went to Dr. Kerr 4 weeks ago. I have to say Dr. Kerr is very professional and answered all of our questions. We have been back 2 times for puppy shots and exams and find that he is very reasonable with his fees.He is a little hard to get a hold of but does return calls when messages are left.He is old fashioned in the way he runs his office and we really like that-not a lot of frills but excellent vet care.
By: minneta
Hanover Regional Animal Hospital
I never thought I would find a vet that would really care about my pets. These floks are like family and if you need a vet that will listen, this is the place.
By: Lisa D.
Hanover Regional Animal Hospital
This is the most technologically advanced vet clinic in Wilmington. They sincerely care about your pet like it was theirs. The BEST in Wilmington!
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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