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The mission of our hospital is to fulfill the needs of our clients by providing top quality health services through a responsive, professional staff with emphasis on individual attention and commitment to our clients, their pets, and our community.

If you live in Opelika/Auburn or the surrounding area in Alabama, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Doctor H.S. "Buddy" Bruce is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

ANIMAL HEALTH CENTER is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Buddy Bruce is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Opelika/Auburn veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question, call 334-745-0060 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Opelika/Auburn veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Opelika/Auburn pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At ANIMAL HEALTH CENTER, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. H.S. "Buddy"Bruce
Opelika/Auburn Veterinarian | ANIMAL HEALTH CENTER | 334-745-0060

1520 2nd Avenue
Opelika, AL 36801

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Dr Buddy and his staff were so kind to me and my sweet Vicki. My rat terrier who had been traumatized by a dog attack 2012. She would never recover from her psychological trauma; even the meds didn't snap her out of it. Making a decision to "let her go" wasn't easy for me. And Dr Buddy helped me so much in doing all we could to keep her; but she was gone in her mind and never to return. God blessed me with her for 14 years and struggled with the last two to keep her but God also said it was time to let go. God Bless you Dr. Buddy for being there for me and my sweet Vicki; thank you for staying with her until her passing. I will never forget your kindness.

- Francine T. / Opelika, AL

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