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Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

For more than two decades, Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham has been delivering exceptional surgical care to the pets of Birmingham, Alabama and its surrounding communities. Our surgical referral center prides itself on exceptional communication, attention to detail and comprehensive surgical care to ensure that your pet receives a standard of surgical care that you can trust, while striving to achieve the speediest and most comprehensive recovery possible.

Our services are delivered strictly by referral and our primary specialties are in orthopedic procedures, soft tissue surgery and spinal surgeries. Our team of board-certified surgeons and highly-trained veterinary staff provide the depth of expertise required to handle any veterinary surgery and are committed to achieving the best outcome possible with each patient visit.

We are excited to announce that we will now be offering after hours and weekend emergency care for your pets. We look forward to serving our community and surrounding areas in this capacity.

We are excited to announce that we moved into our new and expanded location January 2, 2019. Our brand new 11,500 square foot facility features state of the art equipment and has allowed us to expand our services and offer additional specialties. Please call the hospital at (205) 967-9107 to learn more.

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Our board-certified veterinary surgeons

Dr. Ballagas | Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

Antonio Ballagas, DVM, MS, DACVS

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Dr. Dismukes | Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

David I. Dismukes, DVM, MS, DACVS

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Dr. Vaughn | Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

Paul Vaughn, DVM, MSPH

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Areas of expertise

Veterinary surgeons | Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

Our surgeons incorporate complete examinations, CT scanner, digital radiography (X-rays), myelography, bloodwork, cytology, biopsy, bacterial/fungal culture, CSF analysis, joint fluid analysis and ultrasonography to provide the best diagnoses, recommendations and treatment options. In addition to the operations and diseases treated below, we perform many other surgical procedures. We have a fully staffed intensive care unit which provides 24-hour monitoring and care for postoperative recovery and ill patients.

Orthopedic Surgery allows us to treat injuries and illnesses that relate to the musculoskeletal system of your pet.

General & Soft Tissue surgery allows us treat dogs and cats requiring surgery for conditions relating to cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, respiratory or urogenital issues.

Much like humans, cats and dogs can experience issues with their nervous system that severely impact cognition, mobility and catalyze a myriad of other health issues.

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals promotes the health and welfare of pets by minimizing the spread and impact of genetic disease and for that reason, Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham is proud to provide OFA Certification to qualifying pets.

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