Direct & Personal Emergency Vet Care
Emergency situations are stressful, to say the least, and all you want is immediate, experienced care for your ailing pet. At Arab Veterinary Hospital near Guntersville, our emergency vet care is different. We offer direct access to a designated emergency room that you can come straight to without having to transport your beloved pet through the lobby and halls. Our emergency room has a doorbell on the outside—simply ring it, and one of our staff will be there promptly to assist you.
All of your pet’s treatment can happen right in that room, so you don’t have to worry about moving your critically ill pet. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality compassionate care, and our emergency vet care reflects that at every level.
Unfortunately, emergencies do not prescribe to a schedule. Since our emergency vet services are only available during our regular business hours, you will need to seek emergency pet care elsewhere after-hours. We know you want the finest care for your pet, so we recommend the following emergency referral clinics for your after-hours urgent needs:
Signs of a Pet Emergency
Pet emergencies can sometimes be very dramatic or very subtle. If ever you pet is acting out of sorts or not responding normally, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are happy to give you advice and reassurance no matter what the situation. Should your pet need urgent care, we will direct you to bring them in. If your pet needs emergency vet care after hours, please contact one of the referral clinics listed above.
Some pet emergencies require immediate attention and you should bring your pet straight to us if you notice any of the following:
- Difficulty breathing
- Bleeding from nose or mouth
- Traumatic injury such as bone breaks or fractures
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Blood in urine, stool, or vomit
- 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.