VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina

For Veterinarians Overview

We know that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a serious responsibility. At VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina, we want you to assure you that your referred patients will receive the highest quality of veterinary care available anywhere. Our hospital has a full range of services and specialists to meet the needs presented by even your most challenging cases. If treatment requires an overnight stay, our medical staff is on duty 24/7. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility and to meet our staff.

We are also a teaching hospital and offer internship programs to veterinarians seeking advanced training in a specialty area. Call us to find out more.

Additionally, we offer conferences and seminars to help you meet your ongoing continuing education needs. Be sure to check back often for conference listings.

Patient Referral

In order to help our veterinary staff accurately assess which department your patient needs to see, we require referrals from veterinarians.  To make a referral, please either call our Referral Coordinator, or complete the Patient Referral Form below.  

If your patient needs to be seen urgently, please call our hospital and speak directly with the Referral Coordinator. 

Please note that our referral form is interactive. You may type your responses directly into the form, save to your computer, then submit by email. Optionally, you may print out the referral form, hand write your entries and return by fax. Please include pertinent medical records along with the referral form. If you need assistance, have questions or wish to discuss your patient's case prior to referral, please call our hospital and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you.





Fax: (803) 798-0803

Referral Line: (803) 454-6152


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

VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina is open Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM; Saturday 8 AM-3 PM; closed on Sundays. If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 803-798-0803. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina
3912 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-798-0803

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If your pet is experiencing a medical crisis when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to the following 24/7/365 veterinary emergency hospital in our vicinity:

South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care
3924 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210