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Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham was founded by Dr. James Milton in 1995. Dr. Milton first created our surgical center with the firm belief that pets across the Birmingham region deserved access to the best surgical care possible. Early success led us to eventually relocate in 2003, to the facility at 2864 Acton Road. Due to continued growth and the need for more space, the clinic relocated to 146 Resource Center Parkway in January 2019 and expanded into an emergency clinic as well as a surgical referral center.

Our facility is strictly a surgical referral center. We also drive our veterinary care around several core principles that are described below, which serve as our Cornerstones of Success.

Cornerstones of Success

When it comes to our interactions with both pets and pet owners, our cornerstones of success provide a foundation that allows us to provide remarkable care. These core traits are integrity, compassion and commitment, all of which help us to ensure you’re able to enjoy complete peace of mind while your pet is under our care.


The bond between pets and their owners is special. We believe in treating this bond with the utmost integrity to ensure that your pet receives optimal care, and that you can trust our team of veterinary surgeons along the way. We make sure to personalize every interaction we have with both pets and pet owners, so you can always depend on getting a level of care that’s tailored to your exact needs.

Both our client testimonials and decades of work in the field of veterinary surgical care are direct testaments to our integrity. This trust also extends to our relationship with rDVMs, who place their faith in us whenever they refer to our range of surgical services.


Each pet is different, but every pet deserves truly compassionate care. We provide a tender touch and a warm approach to caring for your pet, to ensure that they are comfortable while they are with us and throughout their stay.

This compassionate approach can make a tremendous difference when it comes to the comfort of your pet and giving them a sense of ease that can assist in reducing recovery times and ensuring that the procedure is a successful one. Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham is proud of our approach to compassionate care and are confident that this style of care leads to better outcomes and happier pets.


Our steadfast commitment to pet owners is to deliver precise surgical care and the best outcomes possible for your pet. Each time we accept a new patient, we put our absolute best into providing advanced diagnostics, state-of-the-art surgical care and personalized approaches to recovery.

When you place your faith in Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham, you enter a client relationship that has our total commitment. We are dedicated to your pet’s recovery and will exercise all options available to us to find the most exceptional solutions available.

Common surgeries

Common surgeries | Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham most commonly treats dogs and cats requiring specialized surgical care. Our most common procedures are orthopedic procedures, soft tissue surgery, neurosurgery and spinal surgeries.

On occasion, we have also assisted zoos and wildlife groups to care for a range of exotic animals. Whether it’s for a common procedure or something more intensive, our board-certified surgeons work together to troubleshoot the best solutions available and deliver care that optimizes the health and well-being of your pet.

State-of-the-art equipment

State-of-the-art equipment | Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham | Birmingham, Alabama

Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham uses cutting-edge diagnostic and surgical equipment, including computerized tomography scans, radiography (X-rays), myelography, bloodwork, cytology, biopsy, bacterial/fungal culture analysis, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, joint fluid analysis, ultrasonography and more.

We rely on our decades of accrued expertise, relentless attention to detail and state-of-the-art equipment to provide the best diagnoses, recommendations and treatment options for the health of your pet.