Pet Owner Information

It's frustrating not being able to get to the heart of what is making your pet sick or to pinpoint what is causing him or her to be in pain. Family veterinarians do a great job taking care of your pet and finding a solution to most health issues or tackling a variety of injuries. However, sometimes there is something more complicated developing and advanced diagnostics and specialists are needed.

Veterinary Referral Hospital of Hickory is an emergency and referral hospital which means your veterinarian will refer your pet to us so that we can investigate further. At VRHOH, our team of experienced veterinarians and our advanced diagnostic equipment are available as your next course of action. We will work with you and your family veterinarian to look for solutions and develop an appropriate treatment plan for your pet. We also have an emergency and critical care unit that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If your pet comes to our practice through our emergency room, we will contact your regular veterinarian to keep him or her in the loop.

It's a team approach that includes the people who know your pet the best—you and your veterinarian—working along with us. Our experienced veterinarians collaborate as they work to find a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for your pet.