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Alabama Veterinary Specialists

3783 Pine Ln Se
Bessemer, AL - 35022
(205) 481-1001

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About Alabama Veterinary Specialists

Alabama Veterinary Specialists provides specialty medicine, surgery, ophthalmology and 24-hour emergency medicine and critical care. Our specialists will work as a team to provide the most integrated, state of the art, veterinary care. We are pleased to offer a wide range of advanced diagnostics and surgical procedures to improve your pets health.

Cataract surgery with lens implants
Ocular ultrasonography
Corneal diseases and surgery: ulcers, grafting, transplants
Congenital ocular anomalies
Canine Eye Registry Exam (CERF): breeding exam for hereditary diseases
Infectious ophthalmic diseases
Immune mediate ophthalmic diseases
Ocular manifestations of systemic diseases
Laser surgery: glaucoma, uveal melanoma, and selected retinal disorders
Lens luxation management and surgery
Glaucoma diagnosis and management: medical, surgical (laser, shunt)
Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca): medical and surgical management
Retinal and optic nerve disease: diagnosis and management
Eyelid abnormalities and reconstruction: entropion, eyelid tumor, eyelid agenesis, distichia/ectopic cilia
Prolapsed third eyelid (Cherry Eye) repair
Sudden blindness: diagnosis and management

Internal Medicine
Endoscopy: rhinoscopy, tracheobronchoscopy (bronchoalveolar lavage, BAL), gastroentestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, PEG tube placement
Endocrine diseases: diabetes, Cushing's, Addison's, thyroid disorders
Pulmonary/respiratory diseases
Immune-mediated/Autoimmune diseases
Infectious diseases
Gastrointestinal disease
Cardiovascular disease
Feeding tube placement
Digital X-rays (CDs available)
Contrast studies: barium series, excretory urogram, urethro/cystogram, myelogram, fistulogram
Ultrasonography: echocardiography, abdominal ultrasonography, ocular ultrasonography, thoracic ultrasonography
Teleradiological consultation
Emergency/Critical Care/ICU
Daytime emergencies are seen only by referral appointment from your family veterinarian to one of our specialists in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, or Radiology
Nighttime/Weekend/Holiday emergencies are seen without an appointment
Emergency stabilization and diagnostics
Advanced critical monitoring: ECG, pulseoximetry, central venous pressure monitoring, blood pressure monitoring
Oxygen supplementation: ICU Oxygen Therapy Unit (oxygen cage), oxygen mask, nasal oxygen
Emergency surgery
Board certified specialists on-call
Anesthesia Monitoring
Heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature
Capnography (EtCO2 monitoring)
Blood pressure (Doppler and Oscillometric)

Diagnostic Laboratory In-House
Urine ketones
Packed cell volume/total solids
Coagulation testing
Blood gas
Cytology with Cytospin technology
Fecal floatation/cytology
Infectious disease testing: Heartworm, FeLV/FIV/FeHW, Parvovirus
Snap cPL (pancreatitis test)

Appointments are by referral only from your family veterinarian.
Daytime emergencies: only by referral from your family veterinarian
Nighttime and Weekend emergencies: by appointment and walk-in
Bring your pet's previous and current medications with you
Do not feed your pet on the day of appointment if surgery is anticipated
Bring copies (if available) of your pet's medical record (i.e., results of previous blood work, medication history, etc.) and X-rays

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