3 emergency vet clinics in Birmingham metro, following closure of Acton Road emergency clinic

Birmingham, Alabama, emergency vet clinic, Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, emergency vet clinic, Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham
David I. Dismukes, DVM, MS, DACVS, with patient Remi and his humans. Photo via Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham

For those who’ve made the midnight trek to Emergency & Specialty Animal Medical Center on Acton Road, take note. At the top of 2019, after-hours emergency services are no longer available at this location. But you still have three great options for urgent veterinary care in Birmingham metro. Bookmark this post for when you need it.

1. Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, emergency vet clinic, Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham
Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham welcomed its first patient, Remi, on January 2, 2019. Photo via Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham

Find Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham’s brand-new clinic behind Logan’s Roadhouse off Highway 280. This veterinary surgical group formerly leased space in the Acton Road facility. The new space is four times the size and houses state-of-the-art equipment that supports a wider array of surgeries. During regular hours, this clinic sees surgery referrals. After hours, it’s an emergency vet clinic.

Information for Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham
Phone: 
205.967.9107
Address: 146 Resource Center Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35242
Regular hours for surgical referrals: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-6PM
After-hours emergency care: Mon.-Fri. 6PM-8AM, and 24 hours on weekends


2. Emergency Pet Care in Trussville

Birmingham, Alabama, emergency vet clinic, Trussville Emergency Pet Care
A snake bite couldn’t keep this good dog down thanks to Emergency Pet Care. Photo via @clayton_the_pound_puppy on Instagram

When my neighbors’ pup suffered a snake bite last fall, they took him to Emergency Pet Care in Trussville. Happy ending: he got top-notch care and is A-OK. This practice provides tender, loving emergency veterinary care when your regular vet is closed.

Information for Emergency Pet Care
Phone: 205.661.2273
Address: 7299 Gadsden Hwy, Trussville, AL 35173
After-hours emergency care: Mon.-Fri. 6PM-7AM, and 24 hours on weekends and holidays

3. Steel City Emergency Vets in Hoover

Birmingham, Alabama, emergency vet clinic, Steel City Emergency Vets, Hoover
Photo via Steel City Emergency Vets’ Facebook page

Last but certainly not least is Steel City Emergency Vets, which opened in September 2017. Find it in Hoover Court off Highway 31, behind Salvatore’s Pizza. This clinic boasts the latest tech and experienced vets to help your four-legged friends when they need it most.


Information for Steel City Emergency Vets
Phone: 205.413.8989
Address: 1900 Hoover Ct., Hoover, AL 35226
After-hours emergency care: Mon.-Fri. 6PM-7:30AM, and 24 hours on weekends and holidays