About Us

We are the veterinarians other veterinarians call on when they need special expertise, special procedures, or special equipment for your pet’s care. We are the veterinary hospital that provides 24/7 emergency and critical care.

Our services, except for emergency care, require a referral from your family veterinarian. We include your family veterinarian in your pet’s treatment every step of the way. Once we have made our diagnosis and plan of treatment, we share it with your family veterinarian so we can return your pet to his/her care when appropriate.

We are an extension of your veterinary team. Sometimes your regular veterinarian may encounter a case or condition that goes beyond the scope of his/her services. That’s when he/she turns to the advanced expertise of Veterinary Referral Hospital of Hickory for help. By working together, we can provide the best, most comprehensive veterinary care for your pet.

VRHOH provides care for pets and their families throughout western North Carolina, southern Virginia, and eastern Tennessee with advanced veterinary services and treatments not ordinarily offered by your primary veterinarian. Our state-of-the art services include the following:

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Iodine Therapy

We are one of the few veterinary practices in North Carolina that offers radioactive iodine therapy for hyperthyroidism in cats.

Call (828) 328-6697 for more information about Veterinary Referral Hospital of Hickory.

VRHOH was founded in 1991. Our staff of skilled veterinary professionals is committed to showing your pet and your family care that is as compassionate as it is advanced.