Tallahassee's Only 24 Hour Emergency Vet
Northwood Animal Hospital was founded in 1972 and has been an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1975.
The current owners, Dr. Sondra Brown and Dr. Kevin Brumfield, have owned the hospital since January 2000. We have seven doctors and a well trained and caring staff that allow us to provide the best patient care available. We are open for normal business hours and remain open after hours as PETS Emergency Hospital. We have a veterinary technician and other support staff present after hours and a doctor on call if an after hour emergency arises. If your pet has to be hospitalized, they will have 24 hour care at a single location with the top technical staff and doctors available.
Each of our doctors has special areas of interest which expands the level of care your pet will receive. Internal medicine, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, emergency and critical care, dentistry, exotic pet care (birds, ferrets, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, etc), advanced diagnostics (ultrasound, digital radiology, dental radiology), dermatology, parasitology, behavioral consultations, and even fish medicine are some of the areas where we can assist your pet
Our American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) national accreditation is an area of which we are particularly proud . To become accredited, hospitals must meet or exceed the criteria set forth by AAHA, whose ultimate goal is “Setting the Standard of Care in Veterinary Medicine”. Inspections by AAHA and evolving requirements to keep up with the rapid growth in treatment standards insure the best care for your pet. On a nationwide basis, less than 15% of all hospitals are accredited by AAHA.
We are also very active in helping the local pet community. Our CARE (Companion Animal Rescue Endeavor) program is an official 501-c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide medical and surgical care, rehabilitation, and eventual adoption for homeless pets in need.
Our hospital is also a drop off point for St. Francis Wildlife Rescue. This local wildlife group works diligently to help injured or orphaned wild animals. We assist in their care, providing medical and surgical services for the wildlife until the animals can be transferred to the St Francis facility for continued care and rehabilitation. Please call us if you need information about a wild animal in need of help.
Our largest fundraiser that we organize and sponsor is Rescue Relief, an annual benefit to raise money, food, and awareness for local pet rescue groups. These groups are all privately funded and are in constant need of financial and volunteer support.
Since 2008 we have raised over $86,000 in money and supplies for these worthwhile groups.
We are also a participant in Relay for Life, an annual benefit for the American Cancer Society. We chose to participate in Relay due to the large number of our own patients that are affected by cancer- a cure for this disease will benefit all of our family members, including our four legged ones. In 2010 our team was nominated for Best Overall Booth and raised over $4,100 for the cause.
If you would like to participate or support any of our charities, please contact Susan Rodgers at 850-385-8181 for details.