Efficient Care for Sick Pets in Columbia & York

We understand how heart-wrenching it can be to see your dog or cat experiencing sudden negative symptoms and discomfort, and unfortunately, they can't tell you what's wrong. At Columbia Animal Hospital, we provide a caring and compassionate approach to sick pet exams and treatment, leveraging years of experience and in-house technical resources. We will work hard to stabilize and improve their condition, striving to deliver a positive impact on their lives so they can enjoy many more years by your side.

Our skilled and focused team is committed to quickly addressing any pressing health concerns while providing tailor-made services for your cats and dogs. We will do everything in our power to relieve your pet of discomfort and work toward getting them back to full health, functionality, and overall well-being. If you have a sick pet in Columbia, contact our office immediately and help them receive the responsible and efficient care they deserve!


Our Extensive Sick Pet Services

We know that one of the primary cornerstones of effective vet care is the quality of the tools. Our animal hospital understands that getting to the root of your pet's issue should be done swiftly and with care. We will perform thorough exams and advanced diagnostics to uncover the problem before providing personalized treatment.

Our comprehensive sick pet exams include carefully checking their ears, eyes, nose, teeth, heart, and lungs. Our office is equipped with CT scanning technology and ultrasounds for a detailed view of their internal structures for added thoroughness and an in-office laboratory for detailed testing. We take the diagnostic side of sick pet care very seriously, identifying the problem in depth before moving forward with our broad range of solutions. Our practice can treat a variety of issues which include but are not limited to:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney or Liver Failure
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Seizures
  • Heat Stroke
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Poisoning
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Asthma
  • Heart Failure

Our Dedication to Safe & Comfortable Care

We understand that many pets experience anxiety when entering a vet's office, especially when compounded with the negative symptoms of an illness, injury, or other ailment. Rest assured, our compassionate team has decades of experience handling pets of various sizes, ages, temperaments, and breeds. We are passionate about keeping your pet stress-free and treated like family at all times by respecting your animal's space when we can, always using gentle voices, and allowing intervals of relaxation when possible.

Sick Dogs & Cats FAQ

We understand that you're a concerned pet parent who deserves never to be left in the dark regarding the condition of your pet. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is happy to address any questions and concerns you have regarding our process, the materials we use, or aftercare tips that can keep them healthy at home. Some questions we are frequently asked regarding sick pet exams include:

What are some signs and symptoms that my pet is sick and needs assistance?

It can sometimes be difficult to understand what your pet is experiencing as developing conditions could be under the surface with few obvious signs. It pays to be aware of the many indicators that your pet should come into our office for an examination and possible urgent care, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Increased shedding or bald patches
  • Hiding
  • Bloating in the abdomen
  • Excessive scratching
  • Limping
  • Foul odor
  • Unusual lumps or bumps

Depending on the issue, we may need to perform additional testing. Ultimately, we aim to help your pet recover quickly with as few follow-up visits as possible. Our honest veterinary team will always discuss treatment options, costs, and recovery times with you before moving forward with any procedures.

For routine examinations, we believe that it can benefit your pet to have a familiar face by their side to keep them assured and calm. We will always communicate clearly about what we are doing and why, along with explaining any tests or procedures. If we must perform a swift surgery, we may ask you to wait in the lobby for the duration of the procedure.

Reliable Exams for Sick Pets in Columbia

At Columbia Animal Hospital, we are deeply passionate about the wellness of all animals. Our caring and skilled team always strives to provide the gentle and respectful care your pets deserve without ever skimping on the quality of our services.

Let our passionate veterinarians provide quality exams for your sick pet in Columbia. We will work hard to ease your dog or cat's discomfort and stabilize their condition so that the issue can be accurately investigated and properly treated in a swift timeframe. Contact us today to find out about our sick pet services!



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