Loving Care From Our Skilled Veterinary Staff
John R. Hammons, DVM
Dr. Hammons grew up on a farm in Limestone County. He became interested in veterinary medicine when his first pet became ill and had to be hospitalized. The pet survived, and the profession that provided the ability to help sick and injured animals became his goal to achieve.
Even though he had never set foot on campus, he knew Auburn University was where he was headed. He entered as an undergraduate in 1969 and received a bachelor of science degree in animal and dairy science in 1973. That same year, he entered Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He spent the first four years after graduation at a mixed animal practice and on lots of dairy farms in Jefferson City, Tennessee. In 1981, he purchased and opened Town & Country Animal Hospital.
Dr. Hammons is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, an Associate member of the American Animal Hospital Association, and a member of Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. Since 1982, he has served numerous times in different capacities as an officer of the North Alabama Veterinary Medical Association.
Other hobbies and interests outside veterinary medicine include amateur archaeology and collecting Native American artifacts, Athens Rotary Club, and sometimes gardening.
Over the years, Dr. Hammons and his wife, Peggy, have had a variety of four-legged and feathered children, with none more loved than Howard, a rescued mixed breed that was found on the side of a road.
Dr. Hammons enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine—the variety of the medical cases, the constant challenges they present, and the interaction with pets and their owners. After 30 years of practice, he has built a new animal hospital with the intent of offering more and better services for all our furry friends.