“Thank you so much for taking care of Bonnie through her surgery. I appreciate it and it makes it much easier for me when I know she is in good hands.”

Christy Porterfield and Bonnie

“You most certainly have the gifts of love and compassion. Thank you again for being so diligent in finding the problem with our sweet Miss Piggy.”

Heather, Tony and Piggy Smith.

“I want to thank you for all the TLC you showed my cockatiel, Deros, and me over the years...”

Linda Huebner

“...the people in our lives for whom we are most grateful. You folks are among those people. We do not know what we would have done without you this year.”

Steve and Dianne Durbin

“I will not take my animals anywhere else!!! The staff and doctors were absolutely FABULOUS, kind, courteous, caring and understanding.

Dennis A.

“What more could you ask for? Warm, caring staff, competent doctors that take their time with their clients and are genuinely caring. A clean, bright environment.”

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“You can tell the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital truly cares about the well-being of animals. They are courteous, caring, and go out of their way to make sure your animals are healthy and happy.”

Troy (K) W.

“Thanks to the dedication of the vet himself and his staff, my dog overcame a bout of pancreatitis which could have been fatal if the doctor had not met me after hours.”

Courtney T.

“I am so proud to say that I use this group of Vets and tech...“Dr Van” explained everything to me and it was a much more reassuring process than it could have been. My hats off to all the staff!!

Shannon P.

“Our dog was injured one evening just before business hours ended. I called expecting to ask about an emergency vet but they told me to bring my dog in even though they were closed. They took great care of her!

Melissa S.

“The vets and all the staff are friendly and want to make sure the owner feels comfortable with any procedures or meds given to the pet. They are great!

Sharion V.

“Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of me after removal of my oral cancer. My Mommy and Daddy are so grateful to everyone there at Carriage Hills.”

Bella Pate

24 Hours, 7 Days a Week: Critical Care for Pets with Acute Illnesses or Injuries

24-Hour Critical Care

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.

Referral Patients

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.