About Us


We help those who cannot help themselves.

As “your other family doctor” we strive to provide exceptional, loving and compassionate care to our patients and their parents.

For over fifteen years, Dr. Brunner and his associates have been serving patients as “their other family doctor” in a convenient location in the Hoover area. At Southlake Animal Hospital, our staff is here to serve.

In October of 1996, Dr. Tim Brunner purchased Southlake Animal Hospital with the goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care in the area. In July of 2010, Dr. Brunner formed a corporation named Alabama Veterinary Management Services, P.C. to oversee the daily operations of these locations.

At all of our hospitals you will find our friendly, highly-trained, compassionate staff members eager to care for your pets. Our staff is trained to handle your pets with care and consideration.

At AVMS, we place an emphasis on wellness care. Prevention of disease is key to a long and healthy life for your pet. Therefore, we offer a variety of preventative health care options, including annual wellness checks, annual vaccinations, parasite screening and prevention, prophylactic dental care, nutritional counseling and geriatric screenings. We offer climate controlled boarding for your furry children as well as professional grooming services.

Our offices boast modern surgical suites, using the safest most effective anesthesia available on the market. We are also fully equipped to care for your pet if it should become ill. Our veterinarians have a wide range of diagnostic tools at their disposal in order to make the most accurate diagnosis possible. We also maintain a close, working relationship with veterinary specialists both in Birmingham, and at Auburn University, Mississippi State University and the University of Georgia.