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North Alabama Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

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Emergency Care

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You Can Count On Us

North Alabama Veterinary ER + Specialty is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We provide overnight hospitalization for critical patients and access to emergency care when your regular veterinarians are closed. We are here to handle unexpected emergencies and critical injuries around the clock. As an extension of care, our team reports any emergency visits to your pet’s primary veterinarian for follow up treatment and care. Our staff consists of five full-time doctors and a team of highly trained, experienced veterinary professionals. Our staff members are trained to administer CPR and adept at triaging patients. We receive in hospital continuing education monthly and attend an annual conference to receive continuing education for licensing renewal.

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Our equipment & facilities include:

  • Intensive care unit with oxygen and temperature control

  • Surgical suite with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, anesthesia machines, and a ventilator

  • Digital radiography will be emailed to your pet’s primary care veterinarian

  • Complete in–house chemistry, complete blood count, blood gas, urinalysis, and coagulation analysis

  • Limited equipment for exotic and pocket pets

  • Ultrasound

Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Services

Our emergency department includes an intensive care unit (ICU) continuously monitored by emergency veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The ICU routinely performs electrocardiography, manometry (blood pressure), and pulse oximetry (blood oxygen saturation). Diagnostic information is quickly available with our in-house laboratory and digital radiology equipment, and our ICU is also equipped with a highly visible isolation area.

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Monitoring by experienced emergency veterinarians and technicians

  • Emergency surgery

  • Electrical defibrillator

  • Full-service diagnostic laboratory for immediate results

  • Blood gas analysis

  • Blood pressure monitoring (manometry)

  • Cross-matching and blood transfusion medicine

  • Cardiac monitoring (electrocardiography)

  • Intravenous fluid therapy delivered by hospital-grade infusion pumps

  • Oxygen chambers and nasal oxygen therapy

  • Mechanical ventilator

  • Pulse oximetry monitoring

  • Digital X-ray

  • Ultrasonography

  • Nebulization

  • Direct arterial blood gas monitoring

  • End-tidal CO2 monitoring

  • Blood and blood products

  • Echocardiography