VCA Dekalb-Gwinnett Animal Emergency Hospital

Our Hospital

Emergency and after-hours care for your dog or cat when you need it most.

VCA Dekalb Gwinnett Animal Emergency Hospital is conveniently located to serve areas such as Decatur, Tucker, Lilburn, Snellville, Stone Mountain, Norcross, and Duluth. We have been serving the after-hour needs of patients and veterinarians for over thirty years. Our experienced and dedicated veterinarians and staff are trained to handle the emergency needs of your dog or cat during hours that your day-time veterinarian may be closed. We understand that accidents, injuries and illness do not always occur during normal business hours. Our team of talented and compassionate staff are available to you every night, weekend and holiday to ensure that expert care is always available to you.

Our facility is equipped to provide in-house laboratory diagnostics and digital radiology to aid in providing the right care for your pet as soon as possible. We also have the experience and facility to handle most surgical emergencies on site, again avoiding delays in care. Our staff is trained to provide your pet with the highest quality care whether they are receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. During your visit, we will educate you on your pet’s condition and work with you to make treatment decisions that work best for family. Most emergencies will require follow up care with your regular veterinarian. At the time of your pets discharge we provide details of your pets care both to you and your day-time veterinarian to ensure a smooth transition of care.

We understand that emergencies can never be planned for and are often a time of extreme emotional distress for pet owners. Our team will work quickly to triage your pet and communicate to you any issues or procedures that require immediate attention. Just as in a human emergency room, we must treat life-threatening emergencies first. This may result in a waiting period for more stable patients. However, our doctors and staff are dedicated to giving you and your pet our full attention, and answering all of your questions and concerns about your pet’s condition.

Preventing Emergencies

Many conditions that we treat on an emergency basis may have been prevented. Just as you would child-proof your home when small children are present, you should also take the time to pet-proof your home. Small steps like having garbage cans with lids, size-appropriate toys for your pet and keeping all food and medications behind closed doors may save you an emergency visit. Always call a veterinarian before any diet changes and never give any human medications or food to an animal without a veterinarian’s advice.

Never forget that no one knows your pet as well as you. If you have any questions about your pet’s behavior or condition please don’t hesitate to call a veterinarian.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

All of your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.

VCA Dekalb-Gwinnett Animal Emergency Hospital provides emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff during normal business hours. We are open nights, weekends, and holidays.

Please call us at 770-491-0661. We are located at 6430 Lawrenceville Highway. Tucker, GA 30084.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.