Anyone who has a pet understands just how important it is to have a veterinarian that you can trust. Whether it’s a check-up or an emergency the Rocket City has you covered. There are so many choices of veterinarian in Huntsville that it makes it difficult to decide which one to use since it isn't feasible for me to list all possible options I’ve put my internet obsession to good use and have come up with a list of highly rated vets in the local area.
Huntsville Animal Clinic Phone: 256-534-5581
The Huntsville Animal Clinic offers appointments, emergency and urgent care. The appointment service is ideal for when you just want to make sure your pet is in the best possible shape or when you have questions about something and would like for a vet to take a look. The emergency and urgent care services, while similar, are somewhat different. Think of emergency service as “this must be fixed now or my pet might not live.” Think of urgent care as “I think my pet will be okay, but I’m nervous and would feel better having him checked out today instead of his appointment two days from now.” The clinic does ask that you call before arriving if at all possible so that they can advise you on the emergency.
The clinic accepts dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, and reptiles. Unfortunately, the clinic offers only select services for our reptile buddies, so it is better if you call them before you arrive to ensure that they can assist you.
Aside from their on-site services the clinic’s website offers page after page of information about medical problems that the clinic can help you and your pet with should they arise.
Huntsville Animal Clinic Hours
- Monday | 7:30am - 5:30pm
- Tuesday | 7:30 - 5:30pm
- Wednesday | 7:30 - 12:30pm
- Thursday | 7:30 - 5:30pm
- Friday | 7:30 - 5:30pm
- Saturday & Sunday | Closed
Trusty Vet - Phone: (256) 489-8387
Trusty Vet is one of the highest rated veterinary services in the Huntsville area. They offer all of the services one would expect a veterinarian to offer. You can make an appointment for you pet right from their website. They even offer services to those of us who don’t have a furry (or otherwise) friend; on their website they have a link to pet finder.com that will take you to a list of available animals in the area.
This care facility has six general service headings that they list on their website as: Puppy and kitten care, senior care, sick pet care, pet vaccines, pet surgeries, and even pet dental care! These headings branch out into more specific areas and pretty much cover any condition that your pet might develop. One of the things that sets Trusty Vet apart is their online pharmacy. The virtual pharmacy is packed with items to keep your pet happy and healthy. You can order anything from the usual heart-worm and flea medications to the more bizarre rinses and treats that freshen your pets breath.
Curiously, Trusty Vet doesn’t list business hours on their website, but don’t panic, we here have you covered below!
Trusty Vet's Hours
- Monday - Friday | 7am - 6pm
- Saturday | 7am - 5pm
- Sunday | Closed
Bentley Animal Hospital Phone: 256-852-4121
Bentley Animal Hospital can handle nearly anything your pet can throw at it. Their offered services are many, and they clearly outline them on their website. They even offer “canine therapeutic massage,” which is an area of veterinary work that this writer had no idea existed. The massage is available for any dog, but if you have an older dog the massage can help ease the pain of arthritis and joint-problems, among other ailments senior dogs often experience.
Aside from the massage service the hospital offers more conventional service like vaccinations and dental care. They also provide “drop-off” appointments so that if you are in a hurry, but your little buddy needs to see doctor you can drop them off at the hospital and come back to pick them up in a few hours.
For more serious situations that require surgery the hospital provides anesthetic so that the animal will feel the least amount of pain possible. Between the massage therapy and the focus on anesthetic surgery the people at Bentley Animal Hospital seem to be very empathetic and caring toward the animals for which they care.
Bentley Animal Hospital Hours
- Monday - Friday | 8am - 6pm
- Saturday | 8am - 12pm
- Sunday | Closed
This is a service that you can use if there is a medical emergency. The facility is not meant to be used for anything that isn’t an emergency. The emergency service is for situations in which something has happened to your pet and your regular veterinarian isn’t available. If at all possible call ahead so that staff can advise you as to the steps and procedures that you should take in your specific emergency situation.
Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama Phone: 256-522-7600
Open from 6pm-8am every day including all holidays.
by: Josh Holland
Josh Holland is a writer who currently studies writing and literature at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Previously, Josh attended the University of North Alabama in Florence where he also studied writing. While attending UNA, Josh had articles published in both SET Magazine and The Flor-Ala. Josh was also published in the UNA Lights and Shadows Literary Arts Magazine, which focuses on fiction. Josh has experience as a video editor, and often writes scripts for online, text-based video content.