About Us

The Shoals Area Veterinary Emergency (SAVE) Hospital was developed in December 2012 as a collaboration between local veterinarians determined to provide our clients and area pets with consistent, compassionate after-hours emergency and critical care. We are currently managed by a board of eight area veterinarians representing five different practices in Colbert and Lauderdale counties. An emergency with your pet can be stressful at any time of day. Our state of the art, emergency medicine animal hospital will continue to uphold the high standard its owners have set.

SAVE Hospital has three full-time staff veterinarians that share the responsibility of your pet’s care. Doctors from member practices also provide weekend and holiday coverage as needed. In addition, we have a staff of well-trained veterinary nurses able to triage, assist, and manage critical cases throughout the long hours when your regular veterinary hospital is unavailable.

Offering a full range of diagnostics, our modern laboratory and surgical suite allows us to care for your pet at a time of great need. Our many diagnostic and treatment options will enable each owner to make fully informed decisions concerning the care of their beloved pet and family member. 

In addition, the SAVE Hospital team of ER doctors and nurses will work to stabilize and manage your pet without waiting until your regular veterinarian is available. After your pet’s crisis is managed, the ongoing treatment and follow-up care will be transferred back to your veterinarian.

Our goal is to act as an extension arm of your regular veterinarian. Even if your regular veterinarian is not an owner, we plan to treat your pet with the excellent care you are used to getting. 

We plan to develop an unbreakable bond with all veterinarians in the Shoals area. We hope you will allow us to develop the same trust in us that you have with your regular veterinarian. 

We will communicate your pet’s status with your veterinarian, and they will be expecting you in person or a phone call from you the next day.

If you have any questions or want more information on how we can care for your pet, don’t hesitate to contact us today.