Welcome to Affiliated Veterinary Specialists (AVS)
Affiliated Veterinary Specialists (AVS) are regional, surgical, referral hospitals committed to providing outstanding veterinary surgical services for your pet in partnership with your family veterinarian. We offer advanced surgical services for a wide range of procedures.
Affiliated Veterinary Specialists has three locations. The Jacksonville location is conveniently located on Southside Boulevard minutes from downtown, the beaches, 295 East Beltway and I-95; the Orange Park location is near Wells Road; and the Gainesville location is on University Avenue. Please visit our Locations page for more detailed information.
AVS Orange Park welcomes Dr. Appel, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist who is passionate about veterinary rehabilitation and sports medicine education.
Jennell Appel, DVM, CCRT
Specializing in postoperative and neurologic rehabilitation, sports medicine,
Erin White, CVT, CCRA
Dr. Appel and Erin work as a team in conjunction with you and your referring veterinarian to make an individualized treatment plan based on the needs of your pet along with a home exercise protocol to maximize the benefits of therapy.
Watch a video of Willow the Wolf from Jacksonville Zoo undergo surgery at AVS Jacksonville
"Crazy Things Dogs Eat - Foreign Bodies"
Watch a video that was aired on Fox 30 and CBS 47 November 22, 2013
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Other Veterinary Specialists
Sometimes your pet’s medical case will require more than one veterinary specialty. If this is the case, the following is a list of veterinary specialists located within the same facility and those that we work with closely:
Board Certified Doctors at the same location:
- Internal Medicine - www.nfvs.com
- Oncology - www.nfvs.com
- Ophthalmology - www.animaleyevets.com
- Dermatology - www.veterinaryspecialistsofthesoutheast.com
- Dentistry & Oral Surgery - www.pettoothvet.com
Emergency Services at AVS Locations:
- Jacksonville - Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Center (AVEC) - www.avecjax.com - 904.642.5911
- Orange Park - Clay-Duval Pet ER Clinic - www.clayduvalpetec.com
- Gainesville - Affiliated Pet Emergency Services - www.affiliated-pet.com
Other Board Certified Specialists in the area:
American College of Veterinary Surgeons http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/