Southern Regional Veterinary Specialists  


Southern Regional Veterinary Specialists are dedicated to providing advanced veterinary surgical referral and emergency care. During day-time business hours Southern Regional Veterinary Specialists (SRVS) is a REFERRAL ONLY practice that provides specialty care for surgical conditions in companion animals. SRVS currently employs two board-certified veterinarians with special training in small animal surgery. This includes surgical management of soft tissue, orthopedic, neurology and oncology cases. Southern Regional Veterinary Emergency Services (SRVES) is available after hours, weekends and holidays for any condition that you, as a pet owner, feel needs to be addressed immediately. SRVES is staffed by well-trained veterinarians with a special aptitude for emergency medicine and critical care.

What is a veterinary specialist?

Similar to human medicine, veterinary medicine has specialties that include surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, etc. A veterinary specialist is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent) who has completed advanced training in a recognized specialty field. Training includes completing a doctorate of veterinary medicine, a one-year internship or equivalent, and a 3-year residency in the specialty recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Board certification requires successful completion of the examination process administered by the specialty college subsequent to completion of residency training. Only then can one advertise and practice as a board-certified veterinary specialist.

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Why do I need a veterinary surgeon?

All veterinarians are licensed to perform surgery. Many common procedures are done by primary care veterinarians such as ovariohysterectomies (spay), neuters or small mass removals. However, many cases require advanced expertise and equipment and this is when a veterinarian should refer to a specialist. Boarded veterinary surgeons have extensive training in soft tissue, neurologic and orthopedic procedures and are better equipped to diagnose and manage surgical conditions. The board-certified veterinary surgeon is an essential partner with your veterinarian in the surgical care of your pet.


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301 Westgate Parkway - Dothan, AL 36303 - 1.334.699.7787 -