Emergency Services

Emergency Pet Services

Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital’s emergency services at night and on weekends are provided by:

Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Cary at 919-233-4911

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine at 919-513-6911

or Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital (Between Chapel Hill and Durham) at 919-489-0615

Anticipate a 25-40 minute drive depending on which hospital you choose. We refer patients to these facilities because they provide excellent medical care, are open 24 hours a day, and are highly trained in the treatment of life-threatening emergencies. They will share the details of your visit and arrange follow-up with our hospital if appropriate.

Daytime Emergencies: Emergencies are accepted any time our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that we may prepare for your arrival and a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

We believe our patients should receive the highest quality emergency care. The above emergency hospitals are able to provide this with their 24-hour emergency/critical care service with referral to specialists on an as needed basis. Please call them before transporting your pet so that they can prepare for your arrival.


  • The care shown to my family and our beloved elderly dog was above and beyond expectations. I couldn't have asked for a better staff to care for us.

    Katie Chastain
  • Hill Creek Vet. and their wonderful, patient staff is beyond awesome.

    Gail Pederson
  • Hill Creek Vets and staff are awesome! They have always taken great care of our three dogs. I would recommend them without reservation.

    Melinda Goodwin
  • They treated our fur baby great! We were kept updated and advised of our pet's progress and instructed well for her healing after her treatment!

    Margaret Kirkman
  • We love Dr. Cindy. She truly cares about her patients and I don't know what we would do without her taking care of our Abby!

    Dena Graham
  • Wonderful, caring group of professionals. My first visit and will continue to take my dog there. She is in great hands. Five star treatment.

    Ellen Roby
  • I have been bringing my fur babies here since 2002. They are so compassionate....like family.

    Roberta Cole
  • Very nice people who obviously love animals. They make even scared animals feel comfortable.

    Debbie White Miller