About Us


   In 1995, Sheri Fastenrath, DVM identified the need for an emergent care facility for owners and their pets in the Huntsville area. Unfortunately, there were not many overnight emergency options for medical treatment in the surrounding area.


  In response to that need, Dr. Fastenrath and other local veterinarians formed a committee to lay the plans for what would become the Animal Emergency Clinic of N AL. The response from the community was so overwhelming that many of the area veterinarians also came aboard and agreed that there was a need in the community. The Animal Emergency Clinic of N AL was founded by Dr. Sheri Fastnrath, Dr. Charles Horton, and Dr.  Mark Russell, Dr. Mike Wilson,  Dr. Wilson McManus II, Dr. Charles Young, Dr. Sammy Linderman and the late Dr. Lewis McCurdy.


  The Animal Emergency Clinic of N AL is a full service emergent care facility that is an extension of the local veterinary hospitals. We provide overnight hospitalization for critical patients and access to emergency care when your regular veterinarians are closed.



Our equipment/facilities include:

  • Intensive care unit with oxygen and temperature control
  • Surgical suite with state of the art monitoring equipment, anesthesia machines anda ventilator
  • Digital radiography-radiographs can be placed on a disk and/or e-mailed to yourveterinarian.
  • Complete in –house chemistry, complete blood count, blood gas, urinalysis and coagulation analysis.
  • Ultrasonography
  • Limited equipment for exotic and pocket pets



If you have any questions or need immediate care for your pet, call us at: (256) 533-7600.

"The vet and the vet tech were incredibly sympathetic and sincere and I can't thank you enough."


Mike M.,  Ginger's owner

"I would recommend Animal Emergency Clinic any time!"


Martha B.,  Sammie's owner

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited


The Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama is proud to be an American Animal Hospital Association-accredited veterinary hospital. This distinction is achieved by fewer than 15 percent of the animal hospitals throughout the United States.


What does this mean for you and your pet? To achieve AAHA certification, our hospital has passed rigorous, comprehensive inspections of our facility, management and medical equipment. We strive to meet and, when possible, exceed AAHA requirements. This means your pet receives the highest-quality veterinary care possible when he or she visits the Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama.


Monday - Thursday

6pm - 8am


All Weekend:

Friday 6pm to Monday 8am


All Major Holidays


2112 Memorial Parkway SW

Huntsville, AL  35801

Ph: (256) 533-7600