Carriage Hills Referral Service for Veterinary Specialists & Pet Emergency Care
Carriage Hills Veterinary Referral Service accepts referral patients from Montgomery, Central Alabama, and beyond. We provide specialized care and procedures not offered by many generalized veterinary practices, in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care.
Our experienced surgeons and diagnosticians offer a variety of specialized procedures on a referral basis, including:
- Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
- Advanced fracture stabilizations
- Neurosurgery for severe intervertebral disc disease
- Complex soft tissue surgery
- Medical oncology/chemotherapy
We partner with you and your family veterinarian to provide your pet with the most comprehensive and advanced medical care possible. We focus strongly on seamless communication, providing you and your veterinarian with regular reports and updates on your pet’s status.
To achieve the continuity of care your pet deserves, we recommend all routine, non-referral services be performed by your regular veterinarian.
Veterinary Referral Form
For convenience in referring your pet for our specialty veterinary services, complete this form and submit online or download, print, and complete for submission:
24-Hour Emergency Vet: When Seconds Count!
During any veterinary medical or surgical emergency, day or night, our experienced team is prepared to serve you. Once the emergency condition is stabilized, your pet may be transferred back to your regular veterinarian for follow-up care.
When faced with serious medical and surgical needs, many patients benefit from around-the-clock nursing care. The Carriage Hills team provides continuous care by a highly trained nursing staff on the premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Pets in Critical Care
Our critical care unit is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Specialized equipment is used to aid in intensive monitoring of vital signs and intravenous fluid rates. Patient care is provided by highly trained individuals that continuously monitor and treat your sick or injured pet.
A nurse or veterinarian will contact you daily with a report of your pet’s status. If any significant changes in your pet’s condition are observed, the veterinarian will contact you immediately.
Familiar smells often calm and reassure an anxious pet; therefore, personal items such as stuffed toys or blankets are permitted in our critical care ward. Snacks, treats, and special foods are also permitted for pets not on a restricted diet. Please label any personal items with your pet’s name.
Visiting Your Pet in Critical Care
We encourage regular visits to patients in critical care as an important aspect of the recovery process. Because pain management is crucial, your pet may be lightly sedated when you visit. During this time, feel free to touch and handle your pet for the comfort and reassurance it brings.
Critical Care Visiting Hours
- Monday – Friday: 8–9 a.m. / 12–1 p.m. / 5–6 p.m.
- Saturday: 8–9 a.m. / 12–1 p.m. / 3–4 p.m.
- Sundays: Boarding pickup and critical care visitation from 5–6 p.m.