The two dedicated veterinarians and animal-loving support staff at Animal Medical Center (AMC) love what they do — providing high-quality care for pets throughout Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To celebrate the clinic’s 22 years in business, they’re here to share a bit of their history. Discover how it all began and what led them to develop their longstanding reputation as Baldwin County’s trusted veterinary clinic.
A Spotlight on Animal Medical Center
The Facility’s Establishment
Years ago, Dr. John Heilmeier and his wife Babbie purchased a residential home, which they remodeled into a veterinary clinic. The goal was to create a comforting, home-like atmosphere where they could care for dogs and cats. The practice started with just Dr. Heilmeier, his wife, and two staff members. One of those staff members, Kasey Singley, began working at the clinic at just 15 years old.
A Veterinarian in the Making
Kasey worked after school and on weekends while attending Foley High School. After graduation, she went on to pursue her veterinary career and graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Now, Dr. Singley is a partner at AMC with Dr. Heilmeier, where they work in tandem with their 12 wonderful staff members.
Adapting to Evolving Needs
As the practice grew, Dr. Heilmeier and Babbie designed and built an addition, incorporating a full-time luxury boarding facility into their clinic — Heilmeier’s Bed & Biscuit. The boarding facility was created to provide a loving, home-away-from-home experience for their clients’ pets during their travels. It features private luxury suites with custom-built pet beds and televisions to keep pets content and comfortable. The facility has private runs, kitty condos, and large, tree-shaded play yards for boarders. Doggie daycare is also available for working pet parents.
If you’re a pet owner seeking a dependable veterinarian’s office to provide top-notch care for your four-legged family member, turn to Animal Medical Center. Their comprehensive veterinary services include internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, dermatology, senior and pediatric wellness programs, ultrasound and digital radiography, laser therapy, emergency care, and microchipping. They also carry specialty pet food and products. View their office hours online or call (251) 955-5900 to schedule a visit today.