Emergency Care Services

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At Carolina Equine Hospital, we provide around-the-clock services for horses experiencing medical conditions requiring urgent attention in Browns Summit, NC. We understand that emergencies can be confusing and scary, and they happen when it can be challenging for you to find a veterinarian. We are proud to provide 24-hour emergency care services for the horse community. Our team includes technical staff and experienced veterinarians that are ready to help your horse when you need us most. Our team at Carolina Equine Hospital is led by board-certified veterinarians who specialize in handling sudden injuries and illnesses in horses, cows, sheep, goats, alpacas, and other large animals. 

How We Can Help

We understand that no matter how safe and healthy your horse is, something can always happen unexpectedly. If your horse experiences sudden acute lameness, high fevers, foaling difficulties, colic, and laceration, contact our office for urgent care. Our mobile digital X-ray equipment offers high-quality radiographs to help diagnose different kinds of emergency disorders. Majority of emergency services are performed on farms and our X-ray units are mobile - typical of large animal. We can also provide hematology, serum chemistry, urinalysis, serology, and parasite testing through our in-house laboratory. 

Conditions that Require Emergency Care

Hopefully, your animal will never need emergency care, but our team is here for those dire situations. If your horse is acting abnormally, it may be time to contact our veterinarians for emergency services. Contact us if your animal is experiencing any of these conditions.

  • Colic
  • Difficulties during labor
  • Choking
  • Being struck by a vehicle
  • Lacerations (especially close to a joint)
  • Any eye injuries
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Depression
  • Bad reactions to medications/unknown pasture plants
  • Being attacked and visibly injured by another animal

Contact Us for Emergency Care from Our Veterinarians in Browns Summit, NC

Our standard appointment hours are Monday to Friday (8 am - 5 pm) but we provide prompt and professional emergency veterinary services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can also answer any questions that you might have concerning your horse's condition. If you call us at (336) 349-4080 after hours and you need emergency care, dial 801 when you are prompted and your call will be routed directly to one of our veterinarians on call.


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