When the patient is special and the condition is critical think Augusta Animal Emergency.
Augusta Animal Emergency is a 24 emergency and critical care hospital for small animals. We provide complex surgery including orthopedics and intra-thoracic procedures. Additionally, AAE accepts referrals for advanced dentistry and oral surgery. The Eye Care Clinic based out of Athens, GA also sees patients at our facility on a monthly basis. We have the ability to manage multiple medical and.. surgical cases with a personal touch that you can trust. AAE is the referral hospital for the Central Savannah River Area 24 hours a day 365 days per year.
George E. Runnels, DVM
Dr. Runnels acquired Augusta Animal Emergency on May 1, 2007, but he is not new to the areas veterinary community. He has been a staff veterinarian at AAE since 2003 and has practiced veterinary emergency medicine since 2000.
He graduated from Auburn Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Dr. Runnels career in emergency and critical care started in Savannah, GA under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Shealy, DVM, ACVS.
When the opportunity presented itself to assume ownership of AAE, he took it because of his love for the challenges associated with pet emergency and critical care.
Dr. Runnels and his family moved to Aiken in 2003 for their love of the CSRA and to bring his family closer to his wifes parents who have lived in Aiken, SC for over 30 years.
The loyalty and dedication of the staff was the biggest reason for me to purchase Augusta Animal Emergency. I have never worked in a hospital with such team spirit and quality of care. This staff has allowed my professional growth to flourish beyond my expectations. I approach every case as if the patient were one of my pets and attempt to treat each and every patient the way I would treat my own animals seeking emergency care.
Services: Veterinarian, Animal Clinic, Animal Hospital, Emergency Animal Care, Emergency Vet
Professional Associations: Member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS)
Amenities: 24-Hour Emergency & Critical Care
Products: In-House Lab Diagnostics, Digital Radiography, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Digital Anesthetic Monitoring, Tonometry, Thermal Support, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Oxygen Therapy
Specialties: Emergency Care Service
Areas Served: Providing Services in the Areas 60-Mile Radius around Augusta
Open 24 Hours
* 24-Hour Service Available
The staff was super with my border collie who is terrified of vets. They treated him initially and then took out tubes etc. He was treated gently and kindly. Thank you
You guys are so great and truly very caring people. My dog is always taken care of properly and with compassion. Greatly appreciated.
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Had only good experience with Doctor Runnels and Doctor Peters- They are the best and rally do care about the animals. They always keep you informed and updated in case your pet has to stay at the clinic! I am 100% satisfied with care and service! I would come back anytime, Good job!
Posted: 9/14/2012 • Link to this review
This is a great animal hospital. The staff along with the doctor are very caring and polite giving you the best customer service and your pet the best care possible. They are all so very knowledge and professional its just makes things so much easier in time of an emergency. Thanks so much for all you guys have done for us.
Posted: 8/23/2011 • Link to this review
The service here at Augusta Animal Emergency was the best. The staff are very professional doing all possible to make your pet along with the caretaker feel as comfortable as possible. They providing Alexis with top of the line care nursing my baby right back to good health. Thanks so much for all that has been done for us.
Posted: 8/22/2011 • Link to this review
Great Vet! My poor puppy had an eye infection. I called their office at 8 am on Monday and I was able to get an appointment at 9 am that day!! We saw the Dr. and he was just great!!! He was very gentle w/ our puppy and knew exactly what was wrong w/ him! I would totally recommend Augusta Animal Emergency.Great Vet!!!
Posted: 8/12/2011 • Link to this review