Who We Are

Points East Veterinary Emergency Hospital is in Fayetteville, NC. Animal Urgent Care has provided after-hours small animal emergency care to the Fayetteville region for 30+ years and was acquired by the Wilson, NC based organization Vets Pets in 2014. Servicing over 40 referring hospitals, we continues to grow.

We are an after-hours emergency hospital available for triage of ER cases and hospitalization for intensive care. The team at Points East Veterinary Emergency Hospital is available to perform most emergency surgeries.


Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Lauren Clements

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Clements received her undergraduate and veterinary medical degree from Oklahoma State University. She has strong interest in emergency medicine and has been with Animal Urgent Care since 2008.

Dr. Alicyn Cross

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Alicyn Cross received her BS from Michigan State University before completing her veterinary medical degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has strong interests in soft tissue surgery and wound repair/reconstruction. 

Dr. Julie Anzaldua

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Anzaldua received her BS degree from NC State University and MS degree from the University of Nebraska before returning to NC State University to pursue her veterinary degree. She has a strong interest in emergency medicine and enjoys the variety of cases at Points East. 

Dr. Shay Fizer

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Fizer received his A.A from Tidewater Community College, B.S from Old Dominion University, and DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California. He has special interests in diagnostic abdominal ultrasound, critical care, and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Lindsey Wicks

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Wicks received her BS from at The University of Mount Olive, and DVM from NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She found her passion within emergency medicine and is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery and wound repairs.

Dr. Elizabeth Frieden

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Frieden received her B.S. in Animal Sciences and Business from Cornell University, and DVM from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech). She began her career in working on performance horses and is excited to have expanded into companion animal emergency medicine. 


“The staff does a phenomenal job of making what is probably a bad moment for you and your furry friends a little better. We’ve used them twice for our dogs and can’t say enough positive things about them. Prices are fair and they are always clear and forthcoming with information. I hope we never need to come back, but I know my dogs are in great hands if we do!“

Blake Brown

“I have had an amazing experience. For starters the clinic is clean! Very good impression. Second the staff have been exceptionally great. They tell you up front the cost of everything. They are respectful and great with the pets. Very thorough in their exams. They are expensive but it is worth it. I could not make it to my vet in the morning, so this is the next best thing.

Torri Quinn

“I give Animal Urgent Care 5 ⭐️’s they are friendly, professional, and keep you updated every step of the way on what’s happening with your furry love one. They’re AWESOME in my book!! Thank you for taking such great care of my baby girl Agnes😊

Selena Bryant

Contact The Office

PHONE: (910) 864-2844
FAX: (910) 864-6876
EMAIL: [email protected]


Open 24 hours everyday, including major Holidays.