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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

Carriage Hills Referral Service for Veterinary Specialists & Pet Emergency Care

Veterinary Referrals

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:

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.