Monthly Spotlight Services
January is puppy and kitten month! For first time puppy/kitten visits you will receive a free physical exam, a new pet kit, and lots of loves for your new furry friend. You also get an hour on your first visit to ask any questions needed.
February is dental month! For each dental, your pet will receive a dental kit, which includes brochures on how to maintain healthy teeth, a sample of water additive, and a chewie for your pet to sample. There is also a 20% discount on the dental itself. For any procedures done with anesthesia, basic blood-work is necessary to determine that your pet is healthy enough for the procedure at the cost of $93.
March is senior spotlight month. Senior pet ages are 7 years and up. Geriatric pets can develop many of the same problems seen in elderly people. For example, weakness, arthritis, sicknesses, and hip dysplasia. Make sure to schedule your appointment with Dr. McKnight, whose interest is in geriatric patients. We offer 10% off senior blood-work as well as a senior arthritis kit to go home with your pet! Also, we are offering a free first session of Laser Therapy for first time patients!
April is heart-worm spotlight month! Making sure your pet is checked for heart-worms yearly is very important! This ensures that your pet is heart-worm negative as well as negative against tick-borne diseases. This allows you to purchase heart-worm prevention for your pet with a negative test. When purchasing a year's worth of any heart-worm prevention or you bring your pet in for an overdue heart-worm test and purchase a 6 month supply of heart-worm medicine, you are entered to win a free heart-worm test, where we pick two winners at the end of the month. You will also receive 10% off a heart-worm test.
May is flea and tick prevention month! In Alabama, it does not get cold enough to kill off all fleas and ticks. This is why it is important to keep your pet on prevention all year round. There are different options to choose from, whether it be a chewable or a topical. When purchasing any box of flea and tick prevention, you are able to enter to win a free box of prevention!
June is allergy spotlight month! Just like people, animals get allergies too. Allergens can be inhaled, ingested, or through contact on your pet's skin. There are a variety of symptoms that a pet can have; it's best to make sure you speak with your vet to discuss your options! We offer a variety of products that will help your pet with allergies as well! When you purchase any two hydrolyzed/allergy products we offer, you get to enter to win a small bath basket!
July is anxiety spotlight month! Pets get anxiety just like humans do! Anxiety can be shown in many different ways, ranging from destructive behavior to stranger anxiety. We offer a variety of products to help all animals with anxiety. If you purchase anything anxiety related, you receive 10% off.
August is immunization spotlight month! Making sure your pet has the correct immunizations is extremely important. In order to enter your name for a chance to win a Visa Gift Card, your pet (dog or cat) has to have certain immunizations in one visit.
September is obesity spotlight month! Just like humans, your pet can be obese. It is very important to maintain your pets weight. You will receive 20% off an obesity exam, which includes a personalized diet plan and a free weight loss kit!
October is dental month! For each dental your pet will receive a dental kit, which includes brochures on how to maintain healthy teeth, a sample of water additive, and a chewie for your pet to sample. There is also a 20% discount on the dental itself. For any procedures done with anesthesia, basic blood-work is necessary to determine that your pet is healthy enough for the procedure at the cost of $93.
November is check the chip month! Getting your pet micro-chipped is a really good precaution, when they are found it's an easy way to track the owners. When you bring your pet in for a microchip, you get a discount!
December is client loyalty month! Sign up for an open house for a meet and greet with the doctors! Ask any question or just come and learn new information! (date to be announced) Also sometime in this month, we will have Santa pictures for all pets! So bring in your furry friends. (date to be announced)
Websites that Pet Owners Should Know About
American Animal Hospital Association
American Board of Veterinary Practioners
American Board of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American Kennel Club
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food & Drug Admin
Services AVC Provides (Year-Round):
Dr. Dara Dickey & Surgeries:
Dr. Dickey is our primary surgeon, while all of our doctors can perform surgery, we spotlight her with the opportunity to do all of our surgeries. Some general surgeries we provide are: spays, neuters, growth removals, and dentals. It is standard for us to run pre-surgical blood-work, to ensure that your pet is healthy and can be sedated for the procedure. We also monitor LVT. The doctors and technicians closely monitor pre and post surgeries while they are in our care. While all of the doctors are skilled to perform surgeries, Dr. Dickey is proficient in routine, as well as many non routine surgeries and complex procedures.
AVC is grateful to work with so many excellent specialists within 30 mile radius on a daily basis. These specialists work with AVC by referral.
Veterinary Eye Care
Dr. Susan Nelms, DVM
3783 Pine Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022 (205) 379-0981
Riverview Animal Clinic
Dr. Jana Korsh-Dismukes, DVM
4640 Highway 280 S, Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 991-9580
Animal Eye Clinic
Dr. Beth Gibbons, DVM
2864 Acton Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243 (205)967-3931
Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham
Dr. James Milton, DVM, MS
Dr. Antonio Ballagas, DVM, MS
Dr. David Dismukes, DVM, MS
Dr. Paul Vaughn, DVM, MSPH
2864 Acton Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243 (205) 967-9107
Patella luxation, hip luxation, other joint luxation, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteochondritis, dissecans, fracture repair, tendon & ligament injuries, angular limb deformitycorrection, arthritis, joint fusion/arthrodesis
ER Animal Medical Center
Dr. Sagen Gunnoe, DVM
Dr. Dax Hinton, DVM
Dr. Laura Edwards, DVM
Dr. Mary Beth Schuessler, DVM
Dr. Brant Tolbert, DVM
2864 Acton Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243 (205) 967-7389
Medical emergencies, transfers
Mobile Veterinary Consultants
Dr. Casey C. Ray, DVM
Echocardiogram performed onside at AVC
Veterinary Behavior Consultants of Alabama
Dr. Jenny Biehunko, DVM
224 Commerce Parkway, Pelham, AL 35124
Indian Springs Animal Clinic
Dr. Bert Gaddis, DVM
1583 Cahaba Valley Rd, Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 988-8654
Birmingham Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Clinton Lothrop, DVM
2864 Acton Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243 (205) 967-6422
Alabama Veterinary Allergy & Dermatology Service
186 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209 (205)-218-2707
Allergy & Dermatology
Dr. John McDonald
2864 Acton Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 (205) 972-9258
Dr. Ingrid Straeter-Knowlen, Med . Vet
2704 19th St S, Homewood, AL 35209 (205) 967-9134
Specializes in Cardiology
Wilford & Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
1010 Wire Road, Auburn, AL. 36832 (334) 844-4698
Care Credit is a healthcare credit card designed for your pets wellness needs. It's a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and any procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments. We also accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Check, and Cash. For more questions please feel free to call.