If your pet needs treatment after normal business hours, or when your vet recommends you visit the ER, call VSB at (205) 967-9107 or come right over. In an emergency, no appointment is necessary.
Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham
24/7 Emergency Services
(New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day)
ASPCA Animal Poison Control
What sets us apart?
Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham is the only multi-specialty and emergency veterinary hospital in the Birmingham, Alabama vicinity. Our veterinary hospital is open for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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
- Diabetic insulin crisis
- Distended abdomen
- Discoloration of the skin, eyes, or gums
- 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
- Unproductive retching
If your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please visit our Emergency Room which can be located on the map at the top of the page or by visiting Google Maps.