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Newman Veterinary Research Hospital

2117 Veterans Dr SE
Decatur, AL 35601

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The Diagnosis Doesn’t Have to Be The End.

Our mission is for The Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital to transition to The Newman Veterinary Research Hospital (NVRH), a non-profit 501(c)3 providing intensive care for patients with specific disease criteria.

We invite you to support the Newman Veterinary Research Hospital. 100% of your donation goes directly to making a difference for our companion pets.

vrrh to nvrh
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90% of severely ill veterinary patients are euthanized.
NVRH can change this statistic.

Why Do We Need NVRH

Once a diagnosis is made, many animal guardians feel they have no options. The cost, time, or resources are just not available to treat an animal with a serious illness. With your help, we can establish an amazing place that will treat your seriously ill dog or cat while also learning all we can find a cure for the disease.

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Pets can suffer from the same illness we can.

Why a Partnership Between Veterinary & Human Medical Teams

A partnership of combined knowledge will develop new treatments and improve care. for our pets and apply them to human medicine as well. NVRH will fully investigate and discover both genetic and environmental causes for a multitude of diseases to help our pets and us humans.

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Our Vision For NVRH Advanced Treatment & Research

State-of-the-art equipment utiltized in human hospitals to expand into all areas of veterinary medicine.

  • Intensive Care
  • Surgery
  • Clinical & Anatomic Pathology
  • Imaging
  • Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Studies in Environmental & Genetic Causes
  • Emergency Services
  • Exceptional Staff
  • Compassionate Care
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Where donations fund your four legged friend

Our commitment to those we serve is to strengthen the connection between humans and animals, promote responsible and compassionate care for all creatures, and contribute to the progress of veterinary medicine through community education.

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Our Vision for NVRH Onsite Amenities

Our hospital will be all inclusive haven for animal guardians. Stay onsite with your animal companion while they are recieving treatment. Our dream is an inclusive animal guardian lodgings, a cafe cafe & other conveniences for you and your pet.

Living Proof: What We Can Achieve Together

Cancer, ALS, and Multiple Sclerosis are just a handful of diseases that we share with our companion animals.
Here are a few of the bold and heroic stories from our patient’s families. The Newman Veterinary Research Hospital (NVRH) has a significant impact on extending our pets’ lives and uncovering treatments for different diseases. We can do more!

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How To Help

Join us on our journey of healing, research & hope.

With your help we can transition to Newman Veterinary Research Hospital. Our vision of the future is only achievable through donations. We invite you to join us in our journey!

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Meet The Visionary

Dr. Michael Newman DVM MS

Dr. Newman’s professional career began in January 1986 when he established Alabama Veterinary Surgery in Birmingham, AL. It was the first private surgical referral practice in Alabama and one of five in the southeastern United States at the time. He built that practice over the following eight years and assisted in establishing a new veterinary emergency service in 1992.

In 1994 the practice was moved to Decatur, Alabama and expanded to a larger facility in 2006. At that time the hospital’s name was changed to Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital. The practice now serves over 250 veterinarians in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia for referral surgery.

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“Every Doctor Should Respect and Learn From All Life To Better Help Any Life”