Emergency Vet Clinic

The Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital offers an after-hours emergency clinic to pets facing life threatening injuries – call or email for hours and information.

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If your pet needs emergency medical attention after working hours, contact the Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital Emergency Clinic

We at VRRH offer an after-hours emergency vet clinic for your pet’s emergency needs. If your pet is having a serious allergic reaction, bleeding, or any other serious or life-threatening injury, our clinic is open to public after normal business hours, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.

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Surgical and General Practice Veterinarians

Our highly-skilled staff of veterinarians are proud to be some of the best surgeons in the United States. By nature, our referral hospital takes on some of the toughest cases for a small-animal veterinarian to encounter. Should we at VRRH ever encounter a pet that needs more specific care, we will bring in veterinarians to our state-of-the-art clinic to perform said specific care.

About VRRH

Welcome to the Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital  in Decatur Alabama.


About Us

Dr. Michael Newman and Dr. Geoff Harriman, along with a staff of caring professionals, work closely with your general practice veterinarian to insure that your pet’s surgical and diagnostic needs are met.

General Surgery

Our Hospital is equipped to perform most major soft tissue surgeries, particularly of the abdomen and chest. Surgeries involving neoplasia(cancer) are frequently performed. Follow-up chemotherapy is also available in appropriate cases.

Critical Care

Many times a critically ill patient needs continuing care. The Veterinarians who provide our emergency services also provide critical care after-hours.

Emergency Services

We have veterinarians on staff who handle after-hours emergencies. Our emergency care service, that is care for a situation needing immediate attention, does not require a referral and is available only after-hours.

Recent News

Dear Colleagues and Tennessee Valley Community,

One of the goals of all those who have experienced a surgical residency is to pass the board examination to achieve the title of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. This task is difficult but I am happy to report that Geoffrey Harriman has achieved this goal. It represents the culmination of an education/training program that started with completion of his veterinary degree, through two years of internship, and a three year surgical residency. Congratulations to Dr. Harriman, he is certainly deserving and we look forward to many years of surgical service to your clients and the general public from this facility.

Dr. Michael E. Newman

Our most recent article regarding our hospital expansion, click here.

July 25, 2017

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Caring For Your Pets

Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary specialty and emergency care in the Tennessee Valley.

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Have any questions, comments, or concerns? We’d be more than happy to talk with you. Feel free to reach out via our contact page or give us a call!

What’s New

Find out what’s happening and what’s going on at VRRH. Many experienced and practiced veterinarians offer conferences at our facility and would love to hear from you.

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It is our commitment to deliver the most current therapy with compassion and respect to our patients, clients and communities we serve by employing a highly skilled team of well trained, caring professionals.