|Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to SCVS?
What is a veterinary specialist?
It’s a veterinarian whose training far surpasses veterinary college’s standard requirements through 3-5 years of advanced training in a specific area of veterinary medicine after obtaining a veterinary degree. This advanced training takes place through internship and residency programs. Specialists must then meet publication and rigorous testing requirements to become board certified. Veterinary specialists have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in their field by going through this difficult certification process.
Our education doesn’t stop there, however. To stay on the cutting edge, we attend and present at national meetings, participate in clinical research, and share findings with specialists around the country.
American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD)
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
Can I visit my pet while it’s in the hospital?
Yes! Visiting a sick pet helps everyone in the family. That’s why we welcome scheduled visits weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. We also coordinate after-hours visitation with SCVEC. You can meet another team member if the primary clinician is unavailable to meet you during your visit.
Are pet-friendly hotels nearby?
Hampton Inn 101 Woodcross Drive
Residence Inn Columbia 150 Stoneridge Drive
Red Roof Inn Columbia West, SC 10 Berryhill Road
TownePlace Suites Columbia 350 Columbiana Drive
Are other hotels, not necessarily pet friendly, nearby?
Wingate by Windham 217 Lanneau Court
Hilton Garden Inn 434 Columbiana Drive
HYATT PLACE 1130 Kinley Road
Holiday Inn Express 211 Lanneau court
What area attractions can we visit?
Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden http://www.riverbanks.org/ Columbia
South Carolina State Museum http://www.museum.state.sc.us/
EdVenture Children’s Museum http://www.edventure.org/ Columbia
Columbiana Centre http://www.columbianacentre.com/html/index2.asp Columbia/Irmo
Columbia SC Visitors Bureau http://www.columbiacvb.com/ Columbia
Congaree National Park http://www.nps.gov/cosw/ Hopkins
Adventure Carolina 1107 State Street/H 2 Cayce
African-American Historical Museum 1100 Gervais Street Columbia
Historic Columbia Foundation Tours Main Street Columbia
Finlay Park 930 Laurel Street Columbia
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests 4931 Broad River Road Columbia
Saluda Shoals Park 5605 Bush River Road Columbia
Sesquicentennial State Park 9564 Two Notch Road Columbia
Towpath Trail and Park Laurel at Huger Street Columbia
Sesqui Dog Park (Off Leash) 9564 Two Notch Rd Columbia
Is a pet store nearby?
PetSmart Pet Store 246 Harbison Blvd. Columbia
What are my payment options?
All services must be paid for as rendered. We accept MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, Discover®, CareCredit®, checks, and cash. Please discuss estimates and other financial matters prior to services being scheduled or performed.