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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.

  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Neurologic Procedures
  • Oncologic Procedures
  • Dermatologic Procedure
  • Ear & Facial Procedures
  • Head & Neck Procedures
  • Abdominal 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.

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Donate Money to AVS Charitable Patients

The Veterinary Care Foundation (VCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that helps Affiliated Veterinary Specialists fund their special need and charitable cases.

100% of all funds donated to the Veterinary Care Foundation go directly to the care of AVS patients. All Foundation operating expenses are paid by AVS, allowing all donations to be used directly for patient care.

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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,
athletic conditioning and injury prevention.

Erin White, CVT, CCRA
Erin is a Certified Veterinary Technician and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant.

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.

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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:

Emergency Services at AVS Locations:

Other Board Certified Specialists in the area:

Other Resources:

American College of Veterinary Surgeons http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/