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Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham

Emergency Veterinary Care in Birmingham, AL

Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham

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📞 (205) 967-9107

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Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham Staff Members with a White Dog

What sets us apart?

Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham is the only multi-specialty and emergency veterinary hospital in the Birmingham, Alabama vicinity.

Our state-of-the-art facility was specifically designed to meet your pet’s emergency and specialty needs. We use the latest in veterinary medical instruments and technology to provide the most comprehensive and exceptional care possible. The extensive network of veterinarians within our hospital provides our patients the added benefit of our collective knowledge and multi-disciplinary approach.

We work with your primary care veterinarian who will resume your pet’s care after discharge. At Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham, you can be confident that your pet is receiving the most comprehensive, well-coordinated care ensuring the best possible outcome.

What constitutes an emergency?

  • Bloody diarrhea

  • Abnormal gait, stumbling, loss of coordination

  • Choking, difficulty breathing, respiratory distress

  • Collapse

  • Diabetic insulin crisis

  • Distended abdomen

  • Discoloration of the skin, eyes, or gums

  • Heatstroke

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Ingestion of a toxic substance

  • Ingestion of any object that is not meant to be ingested (clothing, string, toys, small objects, bones, fishhooks or any other sharp objects)

  • Any problem related to your pet’s eyes (redness, squinting, discharge)

  • Pregnant and in extended labor (straining for 2 hours without giving birth)

  • Seizures (over 2 seizures in 24 hours or any seizure lasting longer than 5 min)

  • Skin Wounds

  • Snake bites

  • Straining to urinate or defecate

  • Trauma, hit by a car, wound from a fight, any laceration

  • Uncontrolled bleeding

  • Vomiting

  • Unproductive retching

Pet Health Care Financing Options

At VSB, we understand that unexpected veterinary bills, especially with emergency and specialty care can seem daunting. Check out Scratchpay or CareCredit today for alternative methods to ensure you are able to give your pet the best treatment with the best pay schedule that works for you.