Welcome to what we hope is the beginning of a long and truly wonderful relationship between our home and yours. Opened in 2018, Birch Island Veterinary Center is a long-time dream for our lead doctor Deanna Greer, who has been a Jacksonville native for over 15 years, and a veterinarian for over 20 years! Our practice will strive to be the home away from home for your dogs, cats, and small animal family members. We offer full medical, surgical and dental care as well as boarding, day care, grooming, and much more!Our practice is a strong advocate for the Fear-Free® movement, which rethinks the approach to pet examinations and transforms the patient-client experience. Our facility was designed from the ground-up to eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress and values the emotional state of our patients as much as their physical health. We have separate entrances, waiting rooms, and exam rooms for dogs vs cats, as well as slip-free surfaces and alternate exam locations to make your pet's experience as comfortable as possible. We are also extremely proud to be the first Fear-Free Certified practice in Jacksonville! Practice Certification takes Fear-Free implementation to the next level – from an individual to a joint effort that requires the entire practice team to work together to achieve certification. Fear Free Certified® Practices will have successfully implemented Fear Free into all aspects of their business: culture and leadership, client education, staff training, facility, and patient visits. To learn more about the Fear-Free movement and what practice certification means, feel free to give us a call or visit the Fear-Free website.