Welcome to what we hope is the beginning of a long and truly wonderful relationship between our home and yours. 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!

Birch Island Veterinary Center is named after a small island in the middle of Paradox Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. As a child, Dee spent every summer vacationing with her family at this beautiful clear lake surrounded by majestic green mountains. Just as Birch Island has a special place in her heart, naming this clinic Birch Island gives it a personal touch that she plans to extend to each and every one of her patients.

Dr. Deanna Greer  DABVP Jacksonville Veterinarian | Birch Island Veterinary Center |Phone (904) 717-6840 |Fax (904) 717-6838 

14485 Philips Hwy Jacksonville, FL 32256

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  • Dr
    Deanna Greer
    DABVP
    Owner and Medical Director

    Dr. Deanna (Dee) Greer is Birch Island's fear-free certified Medical Director. She graduated in 1996 from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in New York, California, and for the last 11 years in Jacksonville. She finished her specialty degree in 2005, and is a member of ABVP specializing in feline and canine medicine and surgery. Dr. Dee lives in Julington Creek with her husband Michael and two sons Michael (12), and Johnathan (15). The family also includes her two dogs, four cats, two hamsters, two rabbits, assorted fish, and a hedgehog. Her veterinary special interests include; soft tissue surgery, internal medicine in particular skin disease, behavior medicine, and pocket pets. Dr. Dee's non-veterinary interests include; anything outdoors, baseball (especially the New York Yankees!), traveling, skiing, cross stitching, reading a good mystery novel, and most of all being a mom!

  • Dr
    Jeffrey Nix
    DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr Jeffrey Nix joins the Birch Island team part time. He graduated from Auburn University and operated his own veterinary practice in Tennessee for 30 years! He and his wife Mary, recently re-located to Ponte Vedra and now call the area home. Dr Nix has a special interest in surgery and also enjoys involving his clients in their pets medical diagnosis and treatments through education. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy the beach,, exploring the local sites and cuisine, and spending time with their grandchildren!  

  • Dr
    Nancy Gavron
    DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr Gavron recently graduated from the Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. Born and raised in Atlantic Beach, FL, she can’t wait to rejoin the Jacksonville community. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, ophthalmology, and cardiology. She has two dogs, named Teddy and River, and two cats, Alfie and Chubbs. Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with friends and family, college football, and true-crime podcasts.

Office Hours

Hospital Hours

Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Boarding & Daycare

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Our Location

Phillips Highway (US 1) between Racetrack Rd and SR 9B