Vaughn Road Pets Receive Critical Care at our Carriage Hills Location

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited

There may be a time when your pet requires round the clock supervised veterinary care during recovery from an illness or surgery. Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic provides this service to all of our patients at our sister site, Carriage Hills Animal Hospital. Carriage Hills is the only veterinary facility in Central Alabama with a supervised critical care unit for pets, staffed 24 hours a day.

Critical Care Services Around the Clock

Critically ill pets receive high quality care from our highly skilled and caring professionals. Our veterinary team is dedicated to compassionate care during the patient recovery period, offering comfortable and safe surroundings for rest and recuperation.

When a patient requires continuous monitoring, our critical care unit offers a skilled nursing staff on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is especially useful for acute patients, pets requiring IV or injectable medications, and those with post-surgical medical needs.

Veterinarian examining dog

Veterinary Diagnostics Can Save Lives

The use of advanced imaging technology is essential in diagnosing many difficult or life threatening ailments. At Carriage Hills, our diagnostic unit offers myelography, Doppler ultrasonography, and radiography services. In addition, our patients have access to MRI services as needed. Minimally invasive diagnostic procedures are often used, as well, to eliminate some of the risks associated with treating acute patients.


Humane Pain Relief Protocols

Pain inhibits recovery for sick or injured pets. We implement pain relief protocols designed to reduce suffering and enhance the healing process. The safest available veterinary anesthesia is used as needed, preceded by laboratory testing to determine patient health and the ability to tolerate such medications. Pain medications and alternative treatments are combined, to create the level of comfort and relaxation most appropriate for the individual pet’s needs and recovery.


Referral Patients

Patient referrals to our critical care unit are welcome, and we work closely with your veterinarian to create an effective treatment plan. Once the patient’s condition is stabilized, your pet is transferred back to your primary veterinarian for care.