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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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Susan Nelms, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Nelms is a 1990 graduate of the Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a post-doctoral surgery and medical internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Nelms completed an ophthalmology residency at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and became a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist in 1993 (Diplomate of Veterinary Ophthalmology).

In addition to her clinical interests, Dr. Nelms serves as a consulting ophthalmologist for Southern Research Institute, the Birmingham Zoo and the Alabama Wildlife Center. She is an extern mentor for Mississippi State University and Auburn University veterinary students. Her special ophthalmology interests include: cataract and other intraocular surgeries, corneal grafting and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. Non-ophthalmologic interests include: spending time with her three children, horse back riding and long distance running.


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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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