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Veterinary Eye Care

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Primary Location
3783 Pine Lane, SE
Bessemer, AL 35022
Phone: 205-428-5256
Fax: 205-428-8704

Office Hours

DayMorning
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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WHEN DOES YOUR PET NEED A VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGIST?

Your family veterinarian is the best person to decide if your pet needs further examination by a specialist. Referral indicates your veterinarian’s proficiency in identifying conditions which may benefit from specialized diagnosis and treatment.

 


THE EXAMINATION

The first visit involves a comprehensive ophthalmic examination and usually takes 30 minutes, but can be longer if additional procedures are required. If surgery is indicated, an estimate of the costs associated with the surgery will be provided.


CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS

Purebred dogs can be screened for inherited eye disease by a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist. Registration and certification is available through OFA.


FOLLOW UP CARE

Communication between your veterinarian and the ophthalmologist is essential. After your pet’s initial
visit, and following any future exams, procedures or surgeries, your veterinarian will be provided with updated referral reports concerning your pet’s condition.


FEES

The fees for service provided are usual and customary for the type of specialty service offered.


APPOINTMENTS

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Appointments:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Patient drop-off and pick-up available outside of normal business hours through our 24/7 ER Service
  • Please bring all previous and current medications
  • Emergency Services available
  • It is very important that your pet not be fed on the day of appointment if surgery is anticipated.

Featured Services

Services We provide the most advanced and specialized eye care for your pet. Click here to learn more about our services. Online Forms Patient forms are available online for your convenience. Or you may complete them when you arrive for your appointment. The information allows us to provide the most efficient and effective communication and service to you and your family veterinarian. 

Testimonials

Dr. Nelms and her staff are great folks to trust your pets precious eyesight to! They did a great job with our Lab's eye sight. 6 months ago he was almost totally blind. He's done great since the surgery, and is now very active and happy. I highly recommend Dr. Nelms.

- David M. / Bessemer, AL

Office Hours

DayMorning
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

For after hours emergencies, please contact Alabama Veterinary Emergency Services at 205.481.1001.

Appointments:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meet the Doctor

Meet Dr. Nelms Dr. Nelms is a graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a post-doctoral surgery and medicine internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Read More

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