About Us


Serving Pets in Birmingham, AL for 66 Years

In 1956, Dr. Jack Baker built a luxury animal boarding establishment in the country known as the Motel for Pets. His upscale facility would eventually house one of the Birmingham area’s leading full-service veterinary practices.

The transformation began in 1984 when Dr. Arthur Serwitz purchased the property, renovating it to accommodate the Riverview Animal Clinic while maintaining the original boarding facilities. Since then, the clinic has undergone several rounds of renovation and expansion to keep pace with the community’s growing demand for its services. Today, Riverview Animal Clinic is a thoroughly modern facility with state-of-the-art surgical suites, well-appointed exam rooms, cutting-edge diagnostic technologies, and expanded boarding space.

Progressive Pet Care

But the bricks-and-mortar evolution is only part of RAC’s story. We’ve built a team of more than 50 skilled veterinary professionals, including 7 highly experienced DVMs, who deliver a level of pet care that is unmatched in the Birmingham, AL area. From routine preventive and wellness care to painstaking diagnostics to get to the bottom of rare or complex conditions in all types of pets, we provide the expertise you’d be hard-pressed to find outside a university setting.

This commitment to clinical excellence positions Riverview Animal Clinic at the forefront of veterinary practice in this region. Our focus on putting patients first and delivering superior customer service is what we believe keeps us there, and leading the way.


Get to Know Us

Learn more about the skilled and compassionate professionals who make up the Riverview Animal Clinic team.

Meet Our Team