Arthur Serwitz, DVM



Dr. Serwitz was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in 1966 and earned his DVM from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970.

After graduation, “Doc” spent a year in Israel where he traveled, studied and worked on farms while practicing veterinary medicine on local pets. When he returned to the U.S., he worked at a small-animal practice in Atlanta, then completed a dairy internship program in Raleigh, North Carolina. From there, he worked at two mixed-animal practices in Cairo, Georgia, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, respectively, then relocated to Birmingham where he joined Standifer’s Animal Clinic in Homewood. 

In 1984, Dr. Serwitz acquired the Motel for Pets and founded Riverview Animal Clinic, nurturing its growth and development for nearly four decades. Today it is one of the largest and most respected general-practice veterinary clinics in the entire state – a fitting legacy for a man who devoted his professional life to caring for animals. 

Since retiring in 2021, Dr. Serwitz enjoys golfing, traveling, spending time with friends and family (he and his wife Joyce have two children and four grandchildren in the Atlanta area), cooking and playing poker.