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Emergency Services

Medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours.


To best meet all your pet’s needs, we work to make sure you have access to the best 24/7 emergency care in the Tuscaloosa area.

During regular business hours, the medical staff and resources at Indian Hills Animal Clinic are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call 205-345-1231 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

For Tuscaloosa veterinary emergencies that occur outside regular hospital hours, we refer clients to the following emergency facilities:


231 McFarland Blvd
Northport, AL 35476
Phone: 205-752-1309
Fax: 205-752-1396
Visit their website

Mon – Thu: 5:30 pm – 7:00 am
Fri: 5:30 pm through Mon: 7:00 am

Steel City Emergency Vets

1900 Hoover Ct
Hoover, AL 35226
Phone: 205-413-8989
Fax: 205-847-5272
Visit their website

Mon: 24 hours
Tue – Thu: 6:00 pm – 7:30 am
Fri: 24 hours
Weekends & Holidays: 24 hours

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Pet

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heatstroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate

Call us at 205-345-1231 if your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait.