At Standifer's Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are for over 60 years.
Proudly recognized as one of the best animal hospitals in Homewood by Homewood Life and best veterinary clinics in Birmingham by Birmingham Magazine and named "Favorite Veterinarian" in Homewood & Birmingham on Nextdoor!
Our full-service animal hospital provides small animal veterinary and diagnostic services, dental and surgical services plus we offer an in-house pet pharmacy and retail store. Standifer's Animal Clinic offers pet boarding and grooming to care for your pets while you travel out of Homewood and keep them looking & feeling fresh and clean.
I cherish my cats. Their health and well being are critical to me. I have been taking my kitties (and my husband has been taking his dog) to Standifer's for at least 15 years. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. Dr. Standifer is very quiet, but believe me, he takes excellent care of his patients. AND he's honest. I know that any treatment or medication he recommends will benefit my pets. I know that because he has told me when treatment wasn't necessary.
First time customer and felt like I'd been taking my pets there for years. So happy to have been referred to this animal clinic and look forward to returning
Dr Standifer is a awesome veterinarian! I have 3 dogs. They treat my pups so well and also have an excellent groomer. Big difference with this clinic is they don't rob you blind like Becker and Nall Daniels. I've been to both of those places and they way over charge you. Dr Standifer obviously loves animals and isn't in this business to get rich. He's a great compassionate veterinarian. He's helped us so much with all of my dogs especially with my pups that have epilepsy. I highly recommend this place!
Dr. Rhesa Houston has a special interest in public health with a specific focus on the health and wellness benefits of the human-animal bond which led her to create Assistance Animal Consulting. Devoted to young people, Rhesa spends much of her time motivating young audiences through her educational workshops in veterinary medicine; physiological, psychological and emotional health and wellness in relation to the human-animal bond; team building and leadership development in sports and athletics; and youth education and leadership development.
Dr. Laura Alverson joined Standifer's Animal Clinic in 2018 after working as an emergency veterinarian at an emergency veterinary hospital in Birmingham. She graduated from Birmingham-Southern College and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests are in emergency veterinary medicine and pet surgery.
Dr. Hugh Washington is a native of Decatur and graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine before moving to Birmingham. He worked as a relief veterinarian in Birmingham and Homewood before joining Standifer's Animal Clinic in 2017. Dr. Washington and his wife Patti enjoy BBQ, working in their garden and spending time with their Australian Shepherd, Kylie.
Standifer's Animal Clinic offers a FREE first veterinary exam for newly adopted pets from Greater Birmingham Humane Society! The exam must be performed within 30 days of adoption. Complimentary exam only - vaccines, testing or further services not included. Call for details!
Remembering your pet’s medications and heartworm preventatives are vital to maintaining the health, and well-being, of your pet. Monthly heartworm prevention (or those administered by a veterinarian every 6 months) must be given on schedule to maintain their effectiveness. Here are some tips and tools to remind you when to administer your pet’s heartworm prevention medication.
Regular veterinary exams are important for all pets to live long, healthy & happy lives! Our veterinarians recommend all pets, even indoor cats and pets that appear healthy, have an annual exam each year (twice a year for senior pets) to help us help you identify problems before they become serious.
We realize coming to the veterinarian can be stressful on your pets (and you). Here are tips to help make your next visit easier on you and your pet.