We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don't hesitate to call us at (334) 281-6100. Thank you!
Anthony C. Drake, DVM
Years in Practice: 51
Dr. Tony Drake is a native Alabamian having grown up on a farm in East Alabama. As early as 12 years old, he knew that caring for animals would be his passion throughout life. He attended Auburn University and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at the age of 23.
After practicing briefly in Birmingham, Alabama, he moved to Montgomery where he has been practicing small animal medicine ever since. Upon the retirement of his father-in-law, Dr. Gordon Kendall, he became the owner of The Animal Clinic. The Animal Clinic was established in 1942 by Dr. Kendall and is the oldest established veterinary practice in the River Region.
Aside from being very active in the veterinary profession, Dr. Drake is very active in his church, Aldersgate United Methodist, an avid Auburn sports fan, and enjoys reading and studying history.
Years in Practice: 14
Hugo is an extremely valuable member of our staff. He is our groomer and animal caretaker. As animal caretaker, Hugo takes great pride in his job of feeding, exercising, and providing hygiene for the animals being housed at The Animal Clinic. Hugo is undoubtedly by far the best animal caretaker that has ever worked in the long history of The Animal Clinic. Hugo’s heart is Benny, his 120 pound gentle giant Rottweiler.
Among his many duties, Hugo also serves as our translator for our growing Hispanic clientele. Above all, everyone of our clients love Hugo. Hugo has a huge heart and will do everything in his power to take the best care of your pets and to please you.
Years in Practice: 8
Jim is a native of Pennsylvania. After serving several years in the Air Force and living and working in Georgia after leaving the Air Force, he moved to Montgomeryfive years ago. Jim is experienced in technology and has been a tremendous asset bringing The Animal Clinic to the forefront of veterinary medical technology.
Jim loves animals, especially small breed dogs. Jim is a very likable person and his attention to detail has been a great addition to the staff of The Animal Clinic.
Years in Practice: 6
Marissa Craig is a pre-vet student at AUM. Her love of animals and biology made an easy decision for her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
She is native of Montgomery where she attended Catholic High School and was a stand-out on the varsity track team.
She is a very likable and charming young lady who has become a big hit with our clients and their pets. Her hobbies include doing community service work through her sorority and hanging out with her family, friends and her dogs Winston and Coconut.
Years in Practice: 3
Currently a bio-med. student at Troy University, Olivia is a passionate individual whose love for animals led her to The Animal Clinic. She first came to The Animal Clinic as a volunteer but soon transitioned into a member of the staff.
Olivia has been devoted to animals from a very young age, declaring at the age of eight that she would one day become a veterinarian. This dream continues to thrive as Olivia’s current goal is to apply to Auburn University’s veterinarian program after completing her four year degree at Troy University.
Years in Practice: 3
Lindsey Davis graduated from LAMP High School and now attends Auburn University. She is studying Animal Science with a focus on business. Lindsey is involved in her sorority, Tri Delta, Pre-Veterinary Medical Association and Auburn University Dance Marathon.
Lindsey realized her passion for animals at an early age and started helping take care of all the science lab animals at her elementary school, in the process deciding she wanted to become a veterinarian as a career. She has worked at a veterinarian clinic since she was 16.
Years in Practice: 1
Kennedy was born and reared in Semmes, Alabama near Mobile. She graduated from Semmes High School 9th in a class of 700 and also was very active in many school activities.
Kennedy Smith is a junior and honor student at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). Her major is Biology/Pre-Vet where she has maintained a 3.8 GPA.
After finishing her B.S. degree she plans to apply to veterinary school. Kennedy has held many leadership roles and awards at AUM and is very dedicated to service.
Kennedy has a very outgoing personality and is a real people person. These qualities along with her work ethic have been invaluable to The Animal Clinic. She really loves her job taking care and nursing the four legged patients at The Animal Clinic.
Kennedy and her family currently shares their home in Semmes with two dogs, Kobe and Kash and a pot bellied pig, Kevin.