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Do you know where to turn in the event of a pet emergency?

As a loving pet parent, you never want to see your animal family member in any distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents can occur at any time. The team at Live Oak Veterinary Hospital wants you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of experienced professionals in your corner.

Our facility is equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With staff members who are skilled in emergency medicine, we can swiftly diagnose the problem and deliver timely and effective care. Most importantly, we’ll handle your companion’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything possible to achieve a positive outcome.

Some of the signs that your pet may require urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a toxic substance or foreign object 
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma, such as from a fall or being hit by a car
  • Swollen or tender abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Lameness
  • Disorientation
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If you notice any of these signs, seek professional guidance right away. At Live Oak Veterinary Hospital, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to assess the situation, provide first aid instructions and prepare the hospital and our team for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of the emergency be too urgent for a phone call, don’t hesitate to come directly in for immediate attention.

We sincerely hope you never experience the need for emergency vet care. If you do, however, we want you to know who to call. The team at Live Oak Veterinary Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available.

Live Oak Veterinary Hospital

210 Campen Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516
t: 252-504-2097

Business Hours

Monday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm; closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Tuesday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm; closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm; closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Friday 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Later hours available by appointment

If you have an emergency after hours or during the holidays please contact:
Emergency Pet Service of Carteret/Craven County
118 E Main St, Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-1399

Sasha E.

Dr. Lloyd and the entire staff at Live Oak are absolutely wonderful. Our beloved cat was very sick with cancer and they were all so kind and helpful during... Read More

Chuck C.

Always the best care for our little girl Rusti - have used Dr. Llyod and her team for years and are very happy to have her keeping our baby healthy! Read More