Emergency Veterinary Care
We realize emergency situations are stressful, to say the least, and that you want immediate, experienced care for your pet. At Arab Veterinary Hospital , conveniently located near Guntersville, Huntsville, Decatur and Blountsville, we offer direct access to a designated emergency entrance to expedite your pet's care. There is visible signage at the entrance and a doorbell to summons an attendant. Once you are inside with your pet, you can breathe easier knowing we will deliver high quality, compassionate care.
Unfortunately emergencies do not to adhere to a schedule. After business hours, our answering service can be reached by dialing (256) 586-3183. They will contact the doctor on call for you. The doctor will then call you to assess the situation and together you will determine how best to move forward.
Signs of a Pet Emergency
If your pet has been injured or is acting out of sorts, don’t hesitate to call We are happy to advise you. If urgent care is indicated, we will direct you accordingly. Some conditions requiring immediate attention are:
- Difficulty breathing
- Bleeding from nose or mouth
- Traumatic injury
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Blood in urine, stool, or oral secretions
- Refusal to eat or drink for 24 hours
"The doctors and staff at AVH are phenomenal! They have shown the utmost care for my animals as well as my family. I couldn’t ask for my dogs and cats to be in any better care than they have provided for years. Highly, highly recommend!" - Chris H.
"Can't begin to say how awesome everyone is. So amazing. ALL staff was fantastic. They love your dog too! The doctors are incredible and gave my dog a new life. They are always there when you call and I thank you all so much." - Elizabeth H.
"Took my goat in for an exam. Dr. Harney took his time and held a real conversion with me about his health. I feel some doctors just scan over your animal then tell you do this thing. But Dr. Harney took time to go over options and testing and treatments. 10/10 will recommend." - Elise R.
"The place is gorgeous! I could hang out on their porch swings all afternoon, but the love and care of the staff far exceed all of their beautiful decor and furnishings! We love the Browns!" - Melissa C.
"Excellent facility, excellent Veterinarians and staff. I would not take my pets to any other veterinary practice. Thank you Dr. Brown and Dr. Zeiger and everyone at Arab Veterinary Hospital for making a trip to the vet both informative and friendly!" - Charlie H.
"We brought our dachshund Emily in just before New Year’s for emergency care because she was unable to move her left side. Dr. Zeiger helped guide us in choosing an appropriate medical plan and a therapeutic response interval. The third day, we began to see the improvement he had hoped for. She continues to improve and now only has a slight limp. I want to thank him for his insightful care and compassion during a difficult time for our family. His love for animals was evident that day and very much appreciated. We are so very thankful he was available." - Nikki B