Affordable Emergency Pet Care

Affordable state-of-the-art emergency care by experienced veterinarians/surgeons serving Hickory, Morganton and the surrounding areas.


Our comprehensive wellness exams provide disease control, prevention and complete vaccine schedules designed to keep all your pets healthy, for life.


Experienced surgeons, highly trained staff and a modern surgical environment produce the most desirable results at the lowest possible risk.

The highest level of affordable veterinary care

When only the very best of veterinary health, wellness and surgical services are acceptable.

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Premium Veterinary Services

Shadow Ridge Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care offers a variety of affordable, premium veterinary services to care for your pet.

Friendly and professional

Shadow Ridge Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care offers THE HIGHEST level of care, administered by the most professional veterinary practitioners and staff, at the most affordable prices right here in Burke County, North Carolina.
  • Convenient Scheduling
  • Payment Options
  • Better Vaccinations
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Digital Radiography
  • Preventive Healthcare
  • Pet Health Insurance
  • HD Digital Ultrasound
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • International Health Certificates
Contact us
Dr. Dyana J. Fichera, DVM
Owner / Veterinarian / Surgeon

Dr. Fichera is a 2001 graduate of Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine and brings over 20 years of small animal emergency & general practice experience.

Dr. Leslie Leidecker, DVM
Veterinarian / Surgeon

Dr. Leidecker is a 1998 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and brings 24 years of excellent emergency & small animal experience.

Dr. Melisa E. Zebley, DVM
Veterinarian / Surgeon

Dr. Zebley is a 1997 graduate of the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine and brings over 25 years of excellent small animal experience.

Dr. Brett Wood, DVM, MS, DACVS
Veterinarian / Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Brett Wood, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS is a 2000 graduate of N. Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine & board-certified veterinary surgeon.


Compassionate Emergency Veterinary Care

Your pets are part of the family. We provide our clients and their pets with the absolute best veterinary care in the inductry. Our goal is that your pets live long, healthy lives....and we give them the best possible chance with highly trained clinicians in our state-of-the-art veterinary medical facility.

Expert Clinicians

Only the best educated and most experienced veterinarians provide the highest standard of small animal medicine for your loved ones.

Compassionate Care

Highly compassionate veterinary care and personalized, expert attention in a stress-free environment with trained practitioners.

Convenient Location

Located just a few minutes off exit 113 on the I-40 corridor in Burke County, NC between Hickory and Morganton.

Modern Veterinary Hospita;

Modern veterinary medicine can only be practiced in a modern facility. All of the best medicine, diagnostics, treatments and therapies now under one roof for your convenience.

Latest Technology

No doctor can just touch an animal and conclusively render a diagnosis. That's literally called ``quackery.`` We use cutting-edge technology to render and support scientific medical analysis and treatment.

Exceptional Veterinary Service

Owning a pet costs money and responsible pet owners acknowledge that. We believe that the best veterinary medicine, performed by competent and compassionate professionals, should be affordable to everyone.

Common Questions

Our knowledgeable and courteous customer service professionals are committed to answering all of your questions in a timely manner.

1. How do I make an appointment?

The BEST way to make an appointment is to call us at 828-893-7387 and talk to us directly. You can also use our free PetDesk app if you’re already a client or click the “REQUEST APPOINTMENT” button in the upper corner of our website, and we’ll call you back during our next business day.

2. What is your payment policy?

Payment is due when services are rendered. We accept cash, checks and credit/debit cards. Additionally, we offer Care Credit & ScratchPay.  We also have working relationships with local lenders Lendmark and Heritage Financial – who approve over 98% of our clients for emergency loans in access of $1,000.00 in minutes.

3. Can I get health insurance for my pet?

ABSOLUTELY! In fact, we recommend it! We offer Pet’s Best Insurance to help you be prepared for both, planned and unplanned veterinary expenses.  They have several plans for literally every budget. CLICK HERE to receive an exclusive discount today!!

Our Precious Patients

Here's just a few of the wonderful furry creatures God has given us the honor and pleasure of meeting, healing and keeping healthy for their beloved humans

Find us in North Carolina

965 Malcolm Boulevard; Connelly Springs, NC 28612828-893-7387[email protected]

Hours of operation

Monday-Tuesday8:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday9:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday-Friday8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday8:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday9:00AM - 5:00PM