Neurological, Orthopedic, and General Surgery in Decatur, Alabama

Dr. Michael Newman, DVM MS

Our Mission

veterinary hospital, referral hospital, Tennessee Valley, pet hospital, experienced veterinarian

Our Mission Statement

Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary specialty and emergency care in the Tennessee Valley.

It is our commitment to deliver the most current therapy with compassion and respect to our patients, clients, and communities we serve by employing a highly skilled team of well trained, caring professionals.

The enhancement of the human-animal bond; the encouragement of humae care of all creatures' and, the advancement of the field of veterinary medicine through community education is our pledge to those we serve.

Our Vision

vision, veterinary, medicine, surgery, help, pets, dogs, cats, compassion, pet health, neurological

Our Vision

Vision Statement coming Soon!

Our Doctor

veterinarian surgeon, veterinary, surgery, dog, cat, neurology, pet, orthopedic, experience,

Dr. Michael Newman

 Serving the Tennessee Valley since 1986, Dr. Newman has performed 

over 4000 Disc Herniation Surgeries, over 6000 Cruciate Repairs, 

thousands of Fractures, Laparotomies, and many other surgeries as well.  

He treats each patient with the compassion they (and you!) deserve. Because he knows Quality of Life is of the utmost importance, he works hard to make sure your surgical needs are met quickly and efficiently, often within a day or two of the initial evaluation.

Dr. Newman and his beloved wife

Dr. Jan live on a small farm in Hartselle. They have an assortment of cats, horses, donkeys, dogs and birds. 

To read more about Dr. Newman, 

his Educational and Professional experiences, please click on the 

"About The Doctor" link in the picture above.

Our "Rad" Girl


Ashley, RDMS

Ashley was born and raised in Alabama. She grew up with a passion for all animals big and small, with hopes of working with them one day. 

She graduated from Wallace State Community College in 2005 with a degree in Ultrasound in human medicine. This was a long way from the animals she wanted to work with, but as luck would have it, at the right place and at the right time, she has gone to the dogs!

Ashley is responsible for performing X-Rays, CT Scans, and Ultrasounds. She also assists in performing Endoscopic procedures, Anesthesia, and Surgery. She takes care of each patient with care and compassion as if they were her own pet.

Ashley and her husband Kevin live in Hartselle with their 2 daughters, Morgan and Madison. They have one dog, Maximus.

Our Nurse



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Our Office Staff



Misty was born and raised in South East Texas. She and her husband, Donnie, moved to Alabama in 2006 with their three children Kaitlyn, Trey, and Seth. 

Misty joined the VRRH team in 2019 and is currently finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. 

She will be the first to greet you with a friendly smile and professional manner. If you have any financial concerns or questions, she'll be the one to ask. Feeling anxious about a precious baby left in our care? Just give her a call and she will be sure to put you through to the best person to help put your mind at ease.

Due to the recent loss of her fur baby, Jacquehz, she does not currently have a pet. Instead she dotes on her two grand children and her grand puppy Phoenix. 

Our Maintenance Professional



Our Kirby Kat


Our Kahlee Kat

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