About Us

Charleston Veterinary Referral Center is a new 24 hour emergency and referral specialty hospital conveniently located in West Ashley, approximately 20 minutes south of downtown Charleston, SC.  Our role is to serve as an extension of your family veterinarian’s practice in the event of complex medical or surgical issues, as well as be valuable resource for any type of emergency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our hospital, similar to our human counterparts, consists of the latest in sophisticated medical and surgical technologies.  We have diagnostic imaging capabilities such as MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and digital radiology.  In addition, we have the ability to perform minimally invasive procedures using flexible and rigid endoscopes.  Our use of the most current options in pain management allows us to keep our patients as comfortable as possible.  CVRC has the latest in patient monitoring devices, a full in-house laboratory, and lifesaving equipment such as controlled environment oxygen cages.  Even the quality of the air in the hospital is conditioned and exchanged every few minutes to decrease the likelihood of infectious disease contagion.

The most important part of CVRC, however, is the staff.  We have selected a truly outstanding group of doctors, veterinary technicians and support staff.  Our specialists and residency trained doctors are highly skilled in areas such as neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, and emergency and critical care.  CVRC’s emergency doctors have advanced training and experience.  Our veterinary technicians, who are the key to excellent patient care, have been selected based on their years of experience, dedication and compassion.

Our priorities are quite simple.  We are dedicated to exceptional patient care, and outstanding client service and communication.  We are pet owners as well as veterinary professionals and understand completely that your pets are truly members of your family.  Having a pet that is ill or injured is stressful and upsetting.  We are committed to helping you and your pets through that experience as comfortably and compassionately as possible.

Finally, the staff of CVRC is grateful for the trust you and your family veterinarian have placed in us.  We encourage and are open to any suggestions you might have for improving your experience with us.

Open for emergencies 24/7/365

3484 Shelby Ray Court • Charleston, SC • 29414 • Phone: 843.614.VETS(8387)