A Long History of
Caring for Athens AL Pets

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On April 1, 1981, Dr. John Hammons bought an existing veterinary practice and opened Town & Country Animal Hospital. Dr. Hammons practiced large animal medicine along with small animal medicine until 1988. The farm animal portion of the practice included farm calls, haul-in facilities with hospitalization capabilities, and stockyard testing.

After ceasing large animal practice, Town & Country Animal Hospital began concentrating on providing more comprehensive treatment for small animal companions. Over the years with the growth of the practice, the hospital interior was renovated to better utilize the limited space available. A part of the barn that was part of the practice buildings was transitioned into a boarding facility to expand our services.

Throughout the years, 
there have been other veterinarians who have worked with Dr. Hammons. Presently, Dr. Carson Edgmon and Dr. Shannon Johnson assists in the care of our patients and in the growth of our practice.

In 2008, after seven years of dreaming and planning, which included attending two veterinary hospital design conferences, a decision was made to relocate and build a new hospital. Property was then located that would keep the hospital central to its client base and preliminary site preparation was initiated.

BDA, a veterinary architecture firm from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was chosen to design the new hospital. Architect Wendy Wheeler Martinez worked with Dr. Hammons to develop the plans for the building. The local contractor, Martin & Cobey, was chosen to construct the hospital with groundbreaking occurring on February 2, 2011. The first patients in the new hospital were seen on the afternoon of December 17, 2011.

After more than 30 years in business, our mission remains the same. We strive to partner with pet owners to provide the best care possible for their pets. We are committed to utilizing proven therapies as well as new technologies to increase the quality and longevity of our patients’ lives.