Dr. Gerard provides emergency care for his regular patients on a limited basis.
If you have a medical emergency with your pet please call our hospital 24 hours a day at 803-469-6077. If the hospital is closed please leave a message on our voicemail and then call our answering service at 803-778-5612 for further instructions. Please leave a detailed message with the service. If Dr. Gerard is not available you will be directed to available emergency options.
If Dr. Gerard is unavailable please contact one of the two veterinary emergency facilities available:
South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care in Columbia at 803-561-0015
3924 Fernandina Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Palmetto Regional Emergency Hospital for Animals in Columbia at 803-865-1418
10298 Two Notch Road Columbia, South Carolina
If Dr. Gerard is unavailable to see your pet and your pet is seriously ill or injured do not wait to hear back from Dr. Gerard…proceed to an emergency facility as soon as possible.
If you have questions regarding a possible poisoning you may also contact:
Pet Poison Helpline is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week 1-800-213-6680. There is a $35.00 fee if you call this number.
Animal Poison Control Center 1-888-426-4435 or 1-888-232-8870
Please do not email us with emergency requests as these are not checked except on our next regular business day.