Our Approach to Veterinary Care in Birmingham, AL

Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital has proudly served families in the Greater Birmingham community since 1997. Since 2021, the hospital has undergone extensive updating and modernization under the attentive ownership of seasoned Birmingham veterinarians Dr. Jason Vargas and Dr. David Daniels. Keeping our family-centered values at the forefront of our practice, DOMAH has transformed into a modern, full service veterinary facility offering a broad range of small animal care, advanced diagnostics, and surgery.

Perhaps you recently welcomed a new four-legged addition to the family, or maybe you’re just seeking a veterinary partner who will treat you with the respect, compassion, and individual attention you both deserve. Whatever the need, we invite you to come see what we’re all about–or better yet, stop by and visit with us! We are always happy to help.

What Makes Us Different?

At Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital, we understand the level of trust required to place your pet’s health and wellbeing into someone else’s hands. Our veterinarians combine top-quality care with compassion for you and your pet so that you can be confident that your furry friend will feel comfortable and loved any time they visit.

Our goal is to foster a calm and welcoming environment for pets and their owners.  We offer routine medical, dental, and surgical care as well as emergency treatment. We strive to offer modern, progressive, and professional treatments for your pet whether they come to our clinic for a regular checkup or something more serious.

Our History

Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital takes pride in having served the families and pets in Birmingham for over 20 years. Since 1997, we’ve welcomed both routine and emergency patients from the greater Birmingham, Hoover, and Chelsea areas.  Throughout our history, we’ve worked hard to give back to the community we serve.  Our hospital is happy to support local community organizations, including the Oak Mountain High School Volleyball Team, Alabama School of Fine Arts, and the Liberty Park Elementary PTO.

Mission Statement

Our mission statement at Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital is to serve, love, and care for pets and their owners.  For our veterinarians, to serve is a commitment to providing top-quality veterinary care. To love is to give the best of ourselves for the good of the animals we treat. To care ensures we explore all avenues in identifying and finding ways to meet the needs of patients and their families, no matter the cost.

We keep a few core values close to us at Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital, and those are service to our community, convenience for our clients, compassion for our patients, and first-rate care. When you bring your pet to see our staff, they’ll receive the same level of love and attention that we would show to our own pets. We understand that your pet is a member of your family, and we aim to treat your family as we would our own.

Looking for a Vet Near You? Choose Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital

Finding the perfect veterinarian for your pet isn’t always as simple as searching for a “vet near me.” If you seek the services of a competent, caring, and community-focused veterinary hospital, you and your pet belong at Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital.  We welcome all pets and their owners at our veterinary hospital, whether a longtime resident of Birmingham or a recent transplant. If Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital sounds like the right fit for you and your pet, please call us today!

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Dr. Jason Vargas

Dr. Jason Vargas, a son of two retired members of the Air Force, grew up in North Carolina, Great Britain, North Dakota, and finally Alabama. He carried out his undergraduate course work at Auburn University and graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

After graduating, he has practiced the last several years in the Birmingham area and is excited to serve the communities surrounding Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital. Dr. Vargas has great interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine but particularly enjoys ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.

He is a member of the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Vargas and his wife, Lindsay, have three children, Andrew, Caroline, and Tucker, two cats named Ollie and Jack, and one dog named Morris.

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Dr. David B. Daniels

Dr. Daniels, DVM, attended Westminster Christian School and Baylor University prior to receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State. He then went on to practice small animal medicine with his dad in Miami and purchased his first practice in Ormond Beach, FL. Dr. Daniels currently lives in Birmingham where he partners in ownership of Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital—an exciting venture which began in 2021 after a decades-long friendship with previousowner Dr. Mark Kidd.

Dr. Daniels is passionate about kindling DOMAH with the same dedication he devoted to NallDaniels Animal Hospital, a hospital he owned and operated for over twenty years and where hecontinues to practice medicine today. He is a member of the AVMA and JCVMA. He has obtainedover 200 hours of continuing education.

Dr. Daniels enjoys orthopedic surgery, dermatology, and cardiology, and he is trained inadvanced echo cardiology. David B Daniels has been thoroughly trained in laparoscopic andendoscopic procedures—offerings he plans to introduce here at DOMAH very soon.

Dr. Daniels and his wife, Nina, have three children. His interests include golf, tennis, and reading. His family has two dogs Henry and Brother as well as a cat named Kitty. He and his family attend Church of the Highlands.

Be on the lookout for appointment openings with Dr. Daniels soon as he transitions to seeing more appointments here at Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital

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Dr. Melissa Miller

After graduating first in her class from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, Dr. Miller practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Montgomery, Alabama, before returning to Auburn where she taught as a clinician in the Wilford & Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. Although she loved her time living in the Loveliest Village on the Plains, she moved “home” to Birmingham where she has been in practice since 2015.

Her professional interests include client education and communication, dermatology, ultrasound, and ophthalmology. In her spare time, Dr. Miller enjoys cooking, Auburn football, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Miller and her husband David have two daughters, Sadie and Scarlett, and a mischievous rescue dog, Bartlet.

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Dr. Ashley Rutter

Dr. Rutter was raised in the Birmingham, AL area. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Auburn University in 2013 and graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Since then, she has practiced in clinics around the Birmingham area, providing small animal and urgent care services.

Dr. Rutter strongly believes in preventative medicine and early detection of health concerns in pets. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, cardiology, and geriatric care. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and completing puzzles.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is Fear Free Certified. Dr. Rutter's love for geriatric medicine stems from the loss of her beloved dog, Sadie, to chronic kidney disease in 2021. She now has two cats named Archer and Grey Cat and recently adopted a stray cattle dog puppy named Lana.

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Lani Kasica

Practice Manager
Practice Owner

Anthony Palmer II

Urgent Care Supervisor
Practice Owner

Talli DuBose

Veterinary Assistant
Practice Owner

Hometown: Chelsea, Alabama


  • Levy, a 4-year-old "Mega Mutt"
  • Flash, a 4-year-old Yellow Belly Slider Turtle
  • Sprite, a 2-year-old Yellow Belly Slider Turtle
  • Squirt, a 2-year-old Yellow Belly Slider Turtle
  • Bobby Boucher, a 3-year-old Mixed Breed Cat
  • Mimi, a 9-year-old Domestic Short Hair
  • Doddy, a 10-year-old Calico
  • Baby, a 5-year-old Mixed Breed Polydactyl Cat

I love my job because I get to work with animals on a daily basis and when they’re hurt or sick, I get to be a part of the team that helps them heal!

Emma Wells

Veterinary Assistant
Practice Owner

Scott English

Veterinary Assistant
Practice Owner

Rosa Lopez

Veterinary Assistant
Practice Owner

Hometown: Gadsden, Alabama


  • MJ, a 9-year-old Mixed Breed
  • Mars, a 1.5-year-old Domestic Long Hair

I love veterinary medicine because it gives me the chance to help those who need it most. We get to give animals a voice and that's something really special.

Madeline Goss

Veterinary Assistant
Practice Owner

Amanda White

Veterinary Assistant
Practice Owner

Ashlyn Parker

Veterinary Assistant
Practice Owner

Kelsey Stevens

Hospital/Kennel Supervisor
Practice Owner

Hometown: Pell City, Alabama


  • Sulley, a 2-year-old Husky
  • Sophie, an 8-year-old Morkie
  • Johnny Cash, a 5-year-old Domestic Short Hair
  • Elliot, a 7-year-old Domestic Long Hair

My favorite part of working in this field is having the chance to take care of pets and being there to support and educate pet owners. I love animals and hope one day I can really make a difference in the field of veterinary medicine.

Kayla English-Logsdon

Practice Owner

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama


  • Bonnie, a 4-year-old Jack Russel Terrier Mix
  • Brad, a 6-month-old Teacup Chihuahua
  • Sara, a 2-year-old Redbone Hound Mix
  • Benji, a 7-year-old Chihuahua Mix
  • Pyewacket, a 2-year-old Domestic Long Hair

I love the veterinary field because it gives me a chance to really make a difference in the quality of a pet's life. I love animals and believe they deserve every chance at the best life they can have.

Maya Wells

Practice Owner

Sonja Weems

Front Office Supervisor
Practice Owner

Haley Zuckerman

Practice Owner

Hometown: Hoover, Alabama


  • Devi, a 6-year-old Domestic Medium Hair
  • Orion, a 6-year-old Domestic Short Hair
  • Edie, a 2-year-old Domestic Short Hair

My favorite part of veterinary medicine is getting to know the pets we treat and learning each of their unique personalities. They are all individuals and I love that!

Danielle Rickels

Practice Owner

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Monday-Friday: 7am-6pm

Saturday: 7am-12pm

Urgent Care Hours

Saturday: 12pm-10pm

Sunday: 12pm-10pm

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