What we do
Common Emergencies in Dogs & Cats
Prescription and over the counter drugs, chocolate, glues and adhesives, antifreeze, certain houseplants, and sugar-free chewing gum are just a few of the household items that can be dangerous for your pet to ingest. Did you know that plants in the Lily family can be fatal to cats?
Vomiting and Diarrhea
If your dog or cat is not eating and/or not able to hold down food or water, he/she may need to be examined. Viruses, bacterial infections, parasites, pancreatitis, and intestinal obstructions from bones or non-food items are some of the numerous causes of stomach and intestinal upset that can cause your pet to be uncomfortable, become dehydrated, and need medical attention.
Motor vehicle accidents, falls, being stepped on or dropped, cuts, gunshot wounds, and other types of bodily harm could result in serious and/or life-threatening injuries. An examination by a veterinarian can help determine the best course of treatment for your pet’s injuries.
Bite wounds are often deeper and more extensive than they appear on the surface. Many bite wounds are at a high risk for infection and some may need to be addressed surgically. When in doubt, have them checked out!
"Not Acting Right"
A subtle change in behavior or habit may be the first clue that your pet is feeling ill. If you are unsure whether your pet should be examined by a veterinarian, don’t hesitate to call us at (304) 768-2911 for guidance.
There are many types of veterinary medical emergencies.
If you are concerned about your pet, bring him or her in for one of our experienced veterinarians to evaluate.
Please call our office at (304) 768-2911 if you are uncertain about whether your pet needs to be seen.
Updated AUGUST 27, 2020
KVVEH is committed to being available for your pets when you need us most. We are working tirelessly to provide the same high quality, compassionate veterinary emergency medicine and surgery that you have come to expect from us. For your safety and ours, we are providing curbside concierge service only at this time.
All pets will be triaged on arrival by a member of our team so their care is not delayed. Pets that are found to be in need of urgent care will be taken to our treatment area for immediate evaluation and stabilization with your permission. We ask that you please remain on site and available by cell phone for discussion with our medical team until you have spoken to the doctor and all arrangements have been made for your pet’s care.
If you have a fever or symptoms of respiratory disease, please make arrangements for someone else to bring your pet to our hospital. If you have tested positive for coronavirus, have had direct exposure in the last 14 days to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, or are awaiting coronavirus test results, please make arrangements for someone else to bring your pet to our hospital.
The health of your pets, you and your family, our team, and our community are of tremendous importance to us, and we will continue to follow the guidance of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and American Veterinary Medical Association to ensure that the actions we are taking are comprehensive and appropriate. We are working as hard as we can, and as fast as we can to take care of you and your pet.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and for trusting KVVEH with your emergency veterinary care.
Dr. Stacey Chase, DVM and Dr. Maclyn McCall, DVM
Kanawha Valley Veterinary Emergency Hospital
5304 MacCorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV 25309
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 6pm – 7:30am
WEEKENDS: Open 24 hours SATURDAY and SUNDAY through 7:30am MONDAY
KVVEH is open on all major holidays. Call for hours.