Dr. Gerard provides emergency care for his regular patients on a limited basis. Our availability is currently limited further by the Covid19 pandemic.

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. We will return your call at our nearest opportunity.

Our outgoing greeting message will inform you of our office schedule and when we will be back in the office. If appropriate you may present your pet to our office based on this information without an appointment.

If our outgoing greeting message indicates we are not available to see your pet in a timely manner and your pet is seriously ill or injured do not wait to hear back from Dr. Gerard…proceed to an emergency facility listed bellow as soon as possible.

South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care
3924 Fernandina Road,  Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Phone: 803-561-0015

Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty (CVETS)
1321 Oakcrest Road, Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 803-995-8913

Animal Emergency Hospital of the Pee Dee (outpatient only, not open 24 hours a day)
1926 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501
Phone: 843-713-1926

If you have questions regarding a possible poisoning you may also contact:

Pet Poison Helpline
Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Phone: 1-800-213-6680
There is a $35.00 fee if you call this number.

Animal Poison Control Center
Phone: 1-888-426-4435 or 1-888-232-8870

Please Note: Do not email us with emergency requests as these are not checked except on our next regular business day.