24 Hours, 7 Days a Week: Critical Care for Pets with Acute Illnesses or Injuries
When the unthinkable happens and your pet needs immediate medical attention, our critical care unit is available at any hour, every day of the year. Carriage Hills Animal Hospital is the only veterinary facility in Central Alabama that provides fully supervised critical care for pets around the clock.
Trained Professionals Give Hands-On Care
Combining our advanced technology with a compassionate and experienced team, your acutely ill companion animal experiences the finest veterinary care. Our gentle and considerate professionals are personally committed to every patient’s recovery, providing hands-on care in a safe and comfortable environment.
24-Hour Critical Care Services
Many of our pet care cases need around-the-clock monitoring and medicating, to ensure a timely recovery. Our hospital’s critical care unit provides continuous veterinary care with a highly trained nursing staff on the premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When faced with serious medical and post-operative needs, acute and surgical patients benefit from this continuous nursing care.
Advanced Diagnostic Technology
Advanced imaging is often required in critical care to diagnose difficult, unusual, or life-threatening conditions. Our hospital’s myelography, color flow and Doppler ultrasonography, and digital radiography are available in our diagnostic unit, with additional access to MRI services. The use of minimally invasive procedures reduces stress on critical patients already experiencing traumas.
Compassionate Pet Pain Relief
Pet pain can impede the progress of a critical patient. Our pain relief protocols embrace the philosophy that no animal should ever suffer needlessly. We apply the safest, most effective anesthesia and pain medication to enhance recovery and reduce trauma to the patient.
If your pet has been referred for critical care, we work closely with your veterinarian in creating a treatment plan. Once the patient’s condition is stabilized, your pet can be transferred back to your regular veterinarian for follow up.