Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

It all started in 1995.

Dr. James Milton founded our company, VSB, which was then called Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham, based on the steadfast desire to bring the best surgical care possible to the pets of Birmingham.

So, he got to work doing just that.

In 2003, less than ten years of quality service later, we were doing so well that it was time to expand, and we relocated to a bigger facility. Just a year later, in 2004, Dr. Milton hired Dr. Antonio “Tony” Ballagas, and business continued to grow and expand for another sixteen years.

At that point, in 2019, thanks to continued growth, the need for more space, and the vision that Dr. Ballagas had for a state of the art multi-specialty veterinary hospital, the clinic relocated to 146 Resource Center Parkway and expanded into a multi-specialty referral hospital, changing the name to Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham.

Our practice of board-certified veterinary specialists has been over two decades in the making. Our brand new 11,500 square foot facility features state-of-the-art equipment allowing us to offer the best care for your pet.

We love what we do! Whether you found us on your own or your primary veterinarian referred your pet to our practice, we provide specialized treatment within our varied areas of expertise with our state of art equipment for use in the diagnosis and treatment of your pet. This includes CT, X-ray, ultrasonography, in-house bloodwork, cytology, and minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical equipment, and a fully functioning ICU. We are also proud to be an after-hours emergency/critical care hospital.

Our team is made up of a team of specialists, highly trained veterinarians, numerous veterinary technicians and assistants, as well as administrative staff.

At VSB, our exceptional specialists and highly trained veterinary staff are experts in their given fields and are committed to achieving the best outcome possible with each patient visit. This is thanks in large part to our Cornerstones of Success for veterinary care.