Our Team Overview

We have found the key to quality veterinary care is a combination of medical competence, empathy for pet owners and compassion for our animal companions. Our veterinarians will listen to your concerns, diagnose any medical conditions, help you understand your options and work with you to make the right decisions for you and your pet.

At VCA Animal Medical Center of NE Alabama, our team is made up of a diverse group of veterinarians and support staff professionals who bring their love for animals to work with them everyday. Our veterinary team comes from all backgrounds, and they have joined VCA Animal Medical Center of NE Alabama because of their desire to make a difference in the lives of animals, as well as the people who love those animals.

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Adam Cooner
Co-Medical Director

Dr. Adam Cooner brings a lot to AMC. Veterinary medicine has been the perfect career to exercise his love of animals with science and the challenge of medicine. His passions are internal medicine, particularly endocrinology, emergency and critical care, ultrasound and x-ray, exotics medicine (particularly reptiles and amphibians), and wildlife medicine. He came to AMC because of the high quality medicine and state-of-the-art equipment: ultrasound, digital radiography complemented by the experienced and talented assistants and veterinary technicians that make a big difference in patient care and pet owner education.

 

When not at work, Dr. Cooner enjoys hiking with his wife, Dr. Haley F. Burke, and their son, as well as field herpetology coupled with photography. They have a full house of pets: dogs Ozzy and Mary Jane, cats Snothead and Tom, plus Stanley the snake, and an Amazon parrot named Oliver.

Darlene
Hospital Manager

Darlene came to AMC in 1989 and AMC is now "family" for her. She enjoys all of the different aspects of medicine and surgery that can be done here, especially surgery and oncology. Darlene and husband Kevin have two children: Jared and Kayla and dogs Chuck, Nikki, Baby, Scout, and Dexter and cats Rick James, Yeti, Rusty, Libby, Cole, KitKat, and Girlfriend. An accomplished softball player in high school, Darlene now enjoys watching that sport plus football and many others.

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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