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“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

Montgomery AL Emergency Veterinary Hospital: 24-Hour Critical Care

Veterinary Emergencies

For veterinary emergencies at any time, day or night:
(334) 277–2867

We can help you prepare for a veterinary emergency, should you ever need us. Prompt medical attention is vital to obtaining a favorable outcome for a sick or injured pet. When an emergency occurs, a veterinarian is always on call at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital and our critical care unit is staffed around the clock.


Identifying a Pet Emergency

Sometimes it is hard to know when an emergency visit is warranted. The following is a list of pet problems that should be seen immediately:

  • Seizures, fainting, or collapse of any kind
  • Eye problems, no matter how small
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that has occurred more than once in one hour
  • Suspected allergic reactions, including swelling or hives
  • Any suspected poisoning
  • Trauma, such as being hit by a car, even if everything seems fine
  • Respiratory problems, such as coughing or trouble breathing
  • Straining to urinate or defecate
  • Wounds or cuts, such as animal bites
  • Heat exhaustion or freezing, even if your pet seems fine

When in doubt, please call the hospital for guidance and direction.


Contact the Vet in an Emergency

Whenever possible, we ask that you contact the hospital as soon as possible during a veterinary emergency. Calling ahead allows us to offer initial guidance and instruct you in first aid, while preparing for the patient’s arrival at the hospital.

Should your pet need to stay in the hospital, our highly trained and dedicated staff provides excellent and compassionate care. Hospitalized patients are monitored continuously to ensure they are recovering well, stable, and comfortable.

We offer advanced veterinary diagnostic technology to arrive at a quick, accurate diagnosis for your pet. Minimally invasive procedures are used whenever possible, to reduce trauma to the patient. This type of procedure is useful for diagnostic imaging and as a surgical technique.


Emergency Veterinary Surgery

If your pet requires emergency surgery, we offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology available in the region. All patients are carefully screened for safety prior to surgery, and anesthetics are tailored to the specific needs of your pet.