Meet The Team
Dr. Chris Eiland, DVM, MS
Dr. Paul S. Symms, DVM, CVCP
Dr. Symms graduated from Auburn University in 1980 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After Graduation Dr. Symms went to Mayfield Veterinary Clinic in Mayfield, Kentucky. After a one year internship he opened up Union County Veterinary Service (a large, small, and exotic animal practice) in Morganfield, Kentucky. After 8 years, he moved back to Alabama and bought Rainbow City Animal hospital from, Dr. Bruce Hutchinson. With his partner, Dr. Symms developed Rainbow City's first fully paperless, computerized practice and offered a full surgical and medical clinic with it's own in house laboratory.
While at Animal Health Care, Dr. Symms, studied under, Dr. William Inman in the state of Washington. In 1999, he became a Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner. In 2001,Dr. Symms sold Animal Health Care to go to Birmingham to increase his Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) skills as well as further his orthopedic and soft tissue surgery skills and techniques.
Dr. Symms came to Southside Pet Clinic in 2010 and has enjoyed meeting new clients and seeing many of his previous clients and friends from Animal Health Care.