Welcome to South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care
State of the Art Care, In the Heart of the State
Maximizing your pet’s well-being is always our number one goal. With the combined expertise of our specialty and emergency departments, and working closely with your family veterinarian, SCVSEC delivers comprehensive, customized care your pet deserves.
We offer a variety of payment options, including Scratchpay and CareCredit!
Patients with urgent needs can be seen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you're looking to reach out to our team, you can let us know here!
Our mission transcends care to include educating you about your pet’s condition. We simply believe there is no better approach than that of informed decisions backed by innovative technology, experience, and insight. All are essential to providing compassionate care.Learn More
Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.
Open around the clock, our hospital gives us a setting where we provide excellent veterinary care.Learn More
The Southeast has few regional Antech reference laboratories but SCVSEC has one.Learn More
Signs such as difficulty breathing, resistance to exercise, fainting, and abdominal distension can point to heart disease.Learn More
Skin and ear problems, unfortunately, are common experiences for dogs and cats.Learn More
Endoscopy lets us examine internal organs and body parts without invasive exploratory surgery.Learn More
Imaging & Radiology
We diagnose patients using advanced digital imaging technologies that include digital radiology, ultrasound, and CT-scans.
We’re pleased to meet your clients’ and patients’ specialty care needs and will help you take the best care possible of your patients. We try to make the referral process as simple as possible for you and your clients. As always, if you’re not sure which service best helps your patient, please call for a phone consultation.Learn More
Dedicated. Experienced. Detailed. Innovative & Compassionate
Our board-certified specialists and emergency veterinarians recognize a basic principle— compassionate care stems from informed decisions backed by innovative technology, experience, and insight. That’s why we do our utmost to educate you to all factors affecting your pet’s health. The goal is keeping your pet as healthy as possible. Moreover, we work with your family veterinarian to give your pet a complete health care team. Our combined Specialty and Emergency departments complement total care with efficient and timely services.
It is truly hard to believe it has been 6 years since you and Dr. Vernon diagnosed Sugar with IMHA! If it weren’t for two very special veterinarians, and their staff, Sugar would have died in 2012! Words cannot express what is has meant to my wife and I to still have Sugar with us. She is such a sweet dog. My wife and I often say (she is an angel with four legs and no halo”! Thank you and your staff for saving Sugar’s life. Rest assured, we hope and we pray that your life and your veterinarian practice will continue to be blessed. Our life certainly has been thanks to you!
I just wanted to thank you and your team for everything you’ve don’t to help Lacey feel better. . . Your favorite patient and I will see you soon!
Thank you so so much for taking such great care of George. He is back to his normal self, galloping around the yard and eating all his dry food!! Words cannot describe my appreciation. I can’t imagine my life without him, and because of your care and super smarts he is home. Thanks again!
Thank you for your understanding and always being so kind to Charlie and for taking great care of him
We just want to drop you a little note to say thank you. Senior Carlos is our spicy little kitty and its so good to have him stirring up trouble again at the house. All of your hard work, expertise, and guidance has been extremely appreciated.
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything you have done for Paislee and me. You always say her improvement is because of the hard work I’ve put in, but In reality all I’ve done is follow your instruction!! Thank you again.
hank you SO much for all the incredible care you gave Evan when he had bladder stones and Kidney Failure! We are still amazed by how well he has recovered.
Everyone on your staff have always given the best of care. They are all outstanding!!! Keep up the great work.
We have never met a more compassionate and caring doctor. He was an angel and we will never forget him and your awesome clinic. Thank you for everything. God Bless you and your service.
Many thanks to you and your wonderful staff for taking such good care of our baby!
I cannot express in words how grateful I am for the care you all gave given Specks. I am truly touched at the compassion and understanding you showed us as well. Thank you always.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of me during my visit a couple of weeks ago. I was feeling so bad and you knew just what to do to make me feel well again!! Now I’m back to my regular happy, rambunctious, tail-wagging self! My Mom and Dad were so happy to have me well again – they worried so much about me, but I can tell that they really were impressed with everyone at your facility. My Mom told me how nice everyone was on the phone when she called all through the night to check on me. Everyone was very sweet to me and they helped put my mom’s mind at ease while I was away from home. Thank you again for caring for me!! My Mom and Dad say Thank You too!!! Love
Thank all of you for the loving care and attention shown to me and provided for Dottie during our visit. It really meant a lot.
Accredited hospitals are Champions for Excellent Care. We are proud to have the following accreditations.
South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care
3924 Fernandina Road Columbia, SC 29210
Emergency: 24 hours
Specialty Departments: Monday-Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
Urgent Care: 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM, 7 days a week (conveniently located in the same building as our ER)