North Alabama Cat & Bird Veterinary Clinic

At North Alabama Cat and Bird Veterinary Clinic, our goal is to offer the best animal health care available. We respect the closeness of the family pet bond, and it is our purpose to help pet owners celebrate all aspects of this loving and caring relationship. Our practice focus is on improving the quality of life for pets as well as restoring and maintaining the wellness of all animals entrusted to our care.

North Alabama Cat and Bird Veterinary Clinic was founded in 1987 with a commitment of bringing professional and caring companion animal medical services to the Tennessee Valley. Our staff is dedicated to providing our clients and their pets with the highest quality medical care. You can be sure that your pet will be treated like a member of the family.

Our new state of the art medical facility and pet camp boarding lodge are equipped to handle the needs of a wide variety of animals, including cats, birds, dogs, and exotic pets. Our doctors are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Ask any of our clients and you'll see that our love for animals and our level of medical care is what distinguishes us. At North Alabama Cat and Bird Veterinary Clinic, we'll always be "Treating Your Pet with Tender Loving Care".

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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Sat & Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergencies:
  • Please call 256-773-0844
  • Dr. Jan Strother, Practice Owner

    Dr. Jan Strother is the founder and Hospital Director of the North Alabama Cat & Bird Veterinary Clinic. She began practice at our previous location in 1987. Her special veterinary interests include avian and feline medicine and surgery. She is very active in both state and national veterinary medical associations and is the past president of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Strother is a frequent speaker on veterinary health care topics and has been a guest on Good Morning America, the Today Show, FOX Pet News, and many other radio and television shows to discuss pet health issues.

    Dr. Strother attributes the growth and success of the clinic to her wonderful associate doctors and staff, whom she feels are the most knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate veterinary health care team ever!

    Dr. Strother is an active member of the following organizations:
    •     Alabama Veterinary Medical Association
    •     Past President
    •     Public Relations Committee, Chair
    •     Delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association
    •     Service Award 1991 and 1995
    •     Veterinarian of the Year Award, 2002
    •     American Veterinary Medical Association
    •     Council on Public Relations, 1994-2000,
    •     Chairman, 1997-1998
    •     Association of Avian Veterinarians
    •     State Liaison for Alabama
    •     North Alabama Veterinary Medical Association
    •     Past President
    •     Madison County Veterinary Medical Association
    •     Decatur Animal Shelter Friends
    •     Decatur Assembly
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1987
  • Dr. Elaine Moore

    Dr. Elaine Moore is an honors graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and has been with our clinic for 10 years. She is proficient in both ultrasound and radiology and has attended advanced courses in both Cardiac and Abdominal Ultrasound. Dr. Moore also has a special interest in Ferret Medicine and Surgery.

    In 1998, she received the Alabama Veterinary Service Award from the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association for her contribution in designing and initiating a Pet Health Fair in Madison County and for introducing the human-animal bond program, “Best Friends for Life” to Madison County schools.

    Dr. Moore is a proud mother of 3 children and is very active in coaching Hartselle AYSO soccer. She has several pets including cats, birds, dogs, and a horse. She is involved with the Life Training Program sponsored by the Kairos Foundation, a non-profit organization.

    Dr. Moore is an active member of the following organizations:
    • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • Alabama Veterinary Medical Association
    • North Alabama Veterinary Medical Association
    • Association of Avian Veterinarians
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Education:
    University of Florida
    Interests:
    Ultrasound and radiology
  • Dr. Martha Lukey

                   

    Dr. Martha Lukey is a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and is the newest veterinarian with our clinic. Veterinary medicine is a second career for Dr. Lukey. She has a special interest in avian and exotic medicine but enjoys working with many different species. While at Auburn, she volunteered at the Southeastern Raptor Center.

    Dr. Lukey grew up in the Midwest, but has lived in several states, and now calls Alabama home. She has been happily married to her husband for many years and is a proud mother of four children. Her hobbies include gardening, quilting and fiber arts such as spinning and crochet. She currently has two dogs and a cat, but has had many pets in the past including birds, lizards, snakes, mice, rats, a rabbit and a guinea pig. She hopes to increase her pet family again, very soon.


    Dr. Lukey is an active member of the following organizations:


    American Veterinary Medical Association

    Alabama Veterinary Medical Association

    North Alabama Veterinary Medical Association

    Association of Avian Veterinarians

    The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

    The Society for Theriogenology

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Ellen Adcock

    Office Manager

    Ellen enjoys the camaraderie she has developed with our clients and their pets over the years. She shares her home with her husband Ronnie and their 6 cats and 3 dogs. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, flower gardening, and is an avid crocheter!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Sharon Sledge

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Sharon is married with two beautiful daughters. Her furry family member is a two year old poodle/terrier/collie mix named Buddy. In the 16 years Sharon has been employed at NACB she has loved seeing the progression of the veterinary field, and enjoys helping extend the human/animal bond owners have with their pets.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
  • Deana Aaron

    Veterinary Technician

    Deana likes to say she's the "crazy cat lady" with 1 token dog. She enjoys hiking and reading in her spare time.          

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Education:
    Hinds College
    Interests:
    Hiking & Reading
  • Heather Venable

    Veterinary Technician

    Heather has been working in the Veterinary field since 1991. She enjoys gardening, crafts, and cooking in her spare time, and shares her home with 4 cats, 3 large birds, 2 dogs and a sugar glider.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
  • Amanda Mitchell

    Veterinary Technician

    Amanda shares her home with her husband Dave, their 4 children, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 guinea pig. In her free time she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and family activities.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Mandy LouAllen

    Receptionist

    In her spare time Mandy likes camping, fishing and spending time outdoors with her husband Steve. She loves frog collectables of any kind!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Latosha Briscoe

    Receptionist

    Latosha enjoys interacting with all of our clients and seeing the various pets that come in to our clinic. She shares a home with her boyfriend Cody and their 2 dogs Java & Joplin, and 2 cats  Jude & Snippet. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, playing sports, and spending time with her family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Jennifer Payne

    Senior Hospital Kennel Technician

    Jennifer shares her home with her husband, son, and 1 kitten. She enjoys gardening, reading, and playing with her kitten in her spare time.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Lacey Venable

    Senior Boarding Kennel Technician

    Lacey loves that she gets to be active all day and working with pets. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the individual patients and their needs and preferences, so that when they come to see us they look forward to the visit!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
  • Dare Smith

    Boarding Kennel Technician

    Dare's favorite part of her job is greeting the boarders, both old and new, upon arrival. She has a cat named Charleigh.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
  • Jessi Bowen

    Boarding Kennel Technician

    Jessi has 3 dogs (Cricket , Sassy, and Little Bit) and 5 cats (Tabby, Sal, Derrick, JJ, and Nelly). Her favorite thing about her job is the opportunity to learn new things about the animals she helps to care for every day.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Kevin Strother

    Practice Manager- including but not limited to:
    part-time plumber and electrician, network administrator, engineer, accounts payable, human resources, shipping department, auto mechanic, and chainsaw repairs :)
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000