Canal Road Animal Hospital

4.3 (85)
22640 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA


Monday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 AM

Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 AM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

How to Save Money at Canal Road Animal Hospital

Schedule Regular Vet Visits

One of the best ways to save on vet bills is to prevent expensive health issues before they develop. By scheduling regular wellness checkups, your vet can detect health issues early, helping you to avoid costly treatments and surgeries down the road.

Price Shop for Pet Prescriptions

Oftentimes our fur babies are prescribed human drugs off-label. Your vet is apt to charge more for these medications than you would pay at your local pharmacy. In fact, big-box or chain pharmacies can offer steep discounts. So it’s best to price shop.

Pet Insurance

Most pet insurance providers will pay between 80% and 90% of the vet bill. You can even get coverage for routine care and things like vaccinations and dental cleanings. If you do the math, you’ll most likely find that pet insurance makes financial sense in the long run as well as gives you peace of mind.

How Do You Choose the Right Pet Insurance Provider?

Pet Insurance Review makes it incredibly easy for pet parents to select an insurance provider they feel good about. You can use our handy comparison tool to get the gist of what a company offers. We’ve also collected over 150,000 reviews of insurance companies from real pet parents like you to rank the top providers in the market. Here is the current ranking of each:

Top Pet Insurance Providers of 2024
Rating Provider Total Review
4.4 AKC 889
4.7 ASPCA 11,492
4.9 Embrace 14,418
4.9 Fetch 2,344
4.4 Figo 2,610
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,496
4.9 Lemonade 792
3.2 ManyPets 2,258
4.6 MetLife 522
4.8 Nationwide 21,394
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 110
4.5 Pets Best 7,215
4.3 Pumpkin 1,249
4.7 Spot 5,696
4.9 Trupanion 60,393
4.8 Prudent Pet 125

Or, you can simply get a fast quote from multiple providers and go from there.

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Getting to Know Your New Vet: Essential Questions to Ask

Choosing a new veterinarian is an important decision for any pet owner. You want to find someone who is competent, compassionate, and a good fit for you and your fur baby. To help you get the most out of your first appointment, here's a list of essential questions to ask your new vet:

Tell me about your experience with [pet type].

Different vets have different areas of specialization. Some are experts with cats, some dogs, some pocket pets, and some horses. Knowing that your vet has vast experience treating your specific type of pet can bring you peace of mind.

How do you handle emergencies?

You must know what to do in case of a pet medical emergency. Inquire what after-hours policy the clinic has, whether they have on-site emergency care available, and if they have a relationship with any nearby emergency animal hospitals.

How do you communicate with pet owners?

Good communication is key to building a trusting relationship with your vet. Ask how they prefer to communicate (phone calls, emails, online portal) and how often you can expect to hear from them.

Are there any breed-specific health concerns I should be aware of?

Some breeds are predisposed to certain health conditions. Knowing what to watch out for can help you catch problems early and get your pet the treatment they need.

Do you have any questions for me about my pet?

This is a great question to ask because the answer will show that the vet is interested in getting to know your pet as an individual and is willing to listen to your concerns.

Bonus question: Can I take a tour of your facility?

Getting a feel for the clinic's environment can help you and your pet feel more comfortable during your visits. Remember, you’re not just looking for a veterinarian, you’re looking for a partnership. Do not be afraid to ask these questions and any others you can think of. Any vet worth their salt will be happy to answer them. Because the more informed you are, the better equipped you'll be to make decisions about your pet's care! And that should be every vet’s top priority.

Reviews from Google

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Rebecca Stewart

Dr. Taylor and her staff are one of a kind! I have been taking my animals to Canal Road for years. Over the weekend my 12 year old dog was having some issues. They were able to get him in ASAP and ran bloodwork, urinalysis and took X-rays. Dr. Taylor called me to update me after she had examined him and took time to talk to me personally when he was ready to be discharged. Definitely would recommend Dr Taylor to anyone and everyone!

posted: 02/14/2023

April Kennedy

A negative rating would be most appropriateI I had read in another review that they won't allow you back in the exam room with your fur babies. This is true!! They would rather tie a noose around your dog and choke them while they drag them back to what must be some type of type of torture chamber. There is definitely something wrong with this place. I have been disrespected by both Dr. Julie and especially Dr. Taylor. The condescending attitudes from both of these so called doctors is ridiculous. If you want to traumatize you're animals, then this is the vet for you. We will be taking our business elsewhere. I highly recommend finding a different vet, if your considering this one. Dr. Taylor should find another line of work that does not require compassion, caring, or gratitude. If you love your fur babies seek out a vet that actually is caring and compassionate.

posted: 11/23/2022

Mia Lindsey

We love Dr. Taylor so much !! She’s the best and very thorough !!

posted: 07/18/2023

The Griswold's

We full time travel with our two cats Maggie MaGoo and Skylar too. While visiting the area Maggie a tabby needed some attention for her ears so we called Canal Road Animal Hospital. From the the time the receptionist answered our initial call until our exit conference with the doctor, we were treated with professionalism, second to none. True southern hospitality at it's finest.😺 Maggie is doing well and glad to be home again and Skylar, a blue point Siamese, is happy to have her bud back. To the Doctor and staff at Canal Road Animal Hospital, thank you for making our visit enjoyable. 😽 Maggie says her visit is a 5 😺😺😺😺😺 rating. .

posted: 02/25/2022

Tim Noone

The doctor and staff were rude and condescending. I hate this place. Waste of time. There is no way I would allow them to touch my dog. They take the animals to the back and won't do exams in the room with you. My dog needed help and we had to walk out and leave. There is something wrong with this place.

posted: 11/04/2022