Animal Specialty Hospital (ASH) located in Naples, Florida is the largest specialty referral and emergency hospital in Southwest Florida. ASH is the only hospital in Southwest Florida to offer board-certified veterinary specialists in neurology, surgery, internal medicine, critical care and oncology.
Critical Care & 24 Hour Emergency
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging
We had the privilege of meeting Dr. Carnes a few years ago when we had an emergency with Bruce Lee. Dr. Carnes was the emergency room neurologist and examined Bruce Lee, unfortunately he was experiencing severe back pain. At the time, Dr. Carnes was located in Southeast Florida, near Miami. We are so lucky that during this scary time we met Dr. Carnes. She treated Bruce Lee and instructed us on how the body type that Bruce Lee has (long spine and short legs) makes him prone to spine related problems. At the time, Bruce Lee only needed bed rest. She informed us that Bruce Lee’s back problem could improve on it’s own or unfortunately it could get worse. She informed us that the minute we notice that he is having a serious problem walking, we need to get him into surgery immediately to avoid paralysis.
A year later, out of the blue one morning, Bruce Lee lost the use of his back legs. We rushed him to Dr. Carnes brand new facility, ASH in Naples, Florida. She was able to located the problem immediately and rush him into surgery. Bruce Lee is now walking perfectly with absolutely no pain and we couldn’t be happier.
The medical team at ASH are extremely knowledgeable and professional. Everyone from the front desk customer service to the medical specialists make you and your dog feel very welcome and as soon as you walk through the doors you just know you are in good hands. The facility is brand new, the medical equipment is state of the art, and ASH is the only facility on the Gulf coast to have a high-field MRI, CT and physical rehabilitation center within the hospital.
Even though I currently live in Miami, I will drive the hour long car ride to make sure my dogs are treated by the veterinary medical specialists at ASH.
The following is a video we captured while Bruce Lee was at ASH for his 2 week post operative visit. A dog was getting water therapy and we were able to peek in and record the following footage . . .
Animal Specialty Hospital – ASH
10130 Market Street
Naples, Florida 34102